Ex-servicemen personnel receiving pensions from Govt in Punjab

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF EX-SERVICEMEN WELFARE
RAJYA SABHA
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?

ANSWER

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 yearBooking of expenditure (Rupees in crore)
2017-1891999.58
2018-19101774
2019-20117810.24
2020-21128066
2021-22116873.37

(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.

Source: pqars.nic.in

Ex-servicemen personnel receiving pensions from Govt in Punjab

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