POLITICAL PRISONERS JAILED IN EMERGENCY TO GET RS 16K PENSION
Thursday, 18 January 2018 | PNS | Dehradun-
The State Government has decided to grant Rs 16,000 Samman pension per month to political prisoners and democracy activitsts from Uttarakhand jailed under Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) and Defence of India Rules (DIR) during the national emergency during 1975-77.
Regarding this, the principal secretary Anand Vardhan has issued direction with conditions to all the district magistrates. According to the Government order issued in this regard, the political prisoners and democracy activists from the State who were jailed under MISA and DIR between June 25, 1975 and March 21, 1977 will receive monthly pension of Rs 16,000.
This amount will be considered payable from June 14, 2017. Democracy activists (Loktantra Sainani) refers to such permanent residents of Uttarakhand who were politically active during the emergency and due to their involvement in activities for defending democracy were jailed under MISA/DIR for more than one month.
They should also present a certificate from which ever jail they were imprisoned in, which will be confirmed by the district magistrate concerned.
Vardhan informed that the district magistrates will send recommendations to the state administration for such pension on the basis of which the government will approve the same after examination.
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