State hikes pension amount for WWII soldiers, widows 

ST Correspondent
Friday, 21 September 2018

The new hike will be implemented from April 1, 2018, the General Administration Department said.

Pune: The Maharashtra government has decided to double the pension paid to the soldiers or their widows who had participated in the World War II. Now, these soldiers or their widows will be given Rs 6,000 per month instead of Rs 3,000 (which they were getting since 2011). 

The new hike will be implemented from April 1, 2018, the General Administration Department said.

The decision of the State government to pay Rs 300 per month to the soldiers or their widows who took part in the Second World War and after independence from December 1949, was taken on December 29, 1989. It was increased to Rs 3,000 from May 2011.
 
Hence, it will be credited to the beneficiary’s bank account.

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