GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1748
TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 17TH AUGUST, 2011
DISCREPANCY IN COMPENSTAION BETWEEN RECIPIENT OF ARMED FORCES AND POLICE MEDALS FOR GALLANTRY
1748. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:
(a) Whether it is a fact that there is a discrepancy in the monetary compensation and travel concessions granted to recipients of Medals for Gallantry in the Armed Forces vis-avis the recipients’ of the Police medals for Gallantry;
(b) If so, the details thereof and the reasons therefore; and
(c) The steps Government proposes to take to remove this discrimination?
MINISTER OF DEFENCE
(SHRI A.K. ANTONY)
(a) To (c) : A Statement is attached
STATEMENT IN RESPECT OF PARTS (a) TO (c) OF RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1748 FOR 17.08.2011 REGARDING DISCREPANCY IN COMPENSATION BETWEEN RECIPIENT OF ARMED FORCES AND POLICE MEDALS FOR GALLANTRY
Government has enhanced the monetary allowance attached to various Pre/Post Independence Gallantry Awards for Armed Forces in March, 2011. There is no discrepancy, in so far as Armed Forces are concerned.
With regard to travel concessions, certain concessions/benefits on travel by Air/ Railways as applicable to Police Medal recipients are not available to some categories of recipients of Gallantry awardees in the Armed Forces. The matter has been taken up with the concerned authorities.