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    ENHANCEMENT OF MONETARY ALLOWANCE ATTACHED TO THE POST-INDEPENDENCE GALLANTRY AWARDS- MOD

    Enhancement of monetary allowance attached to the Post-Independence Gallantry Awards

    No.7(62)/2014-D(AG)
    Government of India
    Ministry of Defence

    Sena Bhawan, New Delhi - 110 105
    Dated the 4th December, 2017

    To

    The Chief of Army Staff
    The Chief of Navy Staff
    The Chief of Air Staff

    Subject: Enhancement of monetary allowance attached to the Post-Independence Gallantry Awards.

    Sirs,

    I am directed to refer to this Ministry's letter No. 7(119)/2008-D(AG) dated 30th March, 2011 on the above subject and to convey the sanction of the President to the enhanced payment of monetary allowance at the following rates to all recipients, irrespective of rank and income, of the following Post-Independence gallantry awards, with effect from 1st August, 2017:-

    Gallantry Awards
    Existing rate of Monetary Allowance (Rupees per month)
    Revised rate of Monetary Allowance (Rupees per month)
    Param Vir Chakra (PVC)
    10,000
    20,000
    Ashoka Chakra (A C)
    6,000
    12,000
    Maha Vir Chakra (MVC)
    5,000
    10,000
    Kirti Chakra (KC)
    4,500
    9,000
    Vir Chakra (VrC)
    3,500
    7,000
    Shaurya Chakra (SC)
    3,000
    6,000
    Sena/Nao Sena/Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
    1,000
    2,000

    2. The allowance shall be admissible to the recipient of the award and on his death to his widow lawfully married by a valid ceremony. The widow will continue to receive the allowance until her death. Ordinarily, the widow who was first married shall receive the allowance but with the special sanction of the Government the allowance may be divided equally between the lawful widows of the recipient.

    3. When the award has been made posthumously to a bachelor, the monetary allowance shall be paid to his father or mother, and in case the posthumous awardee was a widower, the allowance shall be paid to his son below 18 years or unmarried daughter as the case may be.

    4. Each bar to the decoration will carry the same amount of monetary allowance as admissible to the original award.

    5. The monthly monetary allowance will be paid in respect of all gallantry awards received by an individual.

    6. Payments, if any, already made for the period beyond the date of issue of this letter will be adjusted against the payment due under this letter.

    7. The expenditure on this account will be debitable to the relevant Heads of the Defence Services Estimates.

    8. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their U.O. No.7 /67 /E.III.A/98 dated 11th September, 2017.

    Yours faithfully,

    Sd/-
    (T. D. Prashanth Rao)
    Under Secretary to the Government of India

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