Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik hikes pension of freedom fighters

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has decided to enhance the monthly pension of freedom fighters of the State on Friday.
The State Government has hiked monthly pension of jailed freedom fighters and pensioners receiving Central pension as well from Rs 6,000 to Rs 10,000 while those freedom fighters, who were not incarcerated and those took part in ‘Goa Mukti Andolan’, will also now receive an enhanced monthly pension of Rs 9,000 instead of Rs 5,000. Patnaik also decided to augment the State Token Pension amount from Rs 4,000 to Rs 8,000, as the per CMO press note.

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