GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF EX-SERVICEMEN WELFARE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1318
TO BE ANSWERED ON 19th December, 2022
PENSION TO EX-SERVICEMEN
1318 SHRI RAGHAV CHADHA:
Will the Minister of Defence be pleased to state:
(a) the total number of ex-servicemen personnel receiving pensions from Government in the State of Punjab;
(b) the details of pensions being received by ex-servicemen in past five years, rank-wise and year-wise; and
(c) the steps taken by Government for welfare of ex-servicemen in the country?
MINISTER OF STATE (SHRI AJAY BHATT) IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(a): The total number of ex-servicemen personnel receiving pension through different pension disbursing agencies in the State of Punjab is approx : 249031
(b): Rank wise details of pension being received by ex-servicemen in the past five years is not maintained in the Department. However, year wise details of booking of expenditure under Grant No. 22-Defence Pension for the last five years are as under:
|Financial year||Booking of expenditure (Rupees in crore)|
(c): Directorate General of Resettlement and Kendriya Sainik Board are providing welfare schemes/benefits for resettlement, welfare and rehabilitation of ex-servicemen/widows and their dependents in States/UTs across the country. The details are placed at Annexure-I and Annexure-II respectively.