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Assam govt nearly doubles freedom fighters pension

Guwahati: On the eve of the Republic Day, Assam government yesterday announced to almost double the pension of freedom fighters to Rs 15,000 a month.  The pension of freedom fighters would be increased by Rs
PTI January 26, 2014 8:27 IST
PTI
Guwahati: On the eve of the Republic Day, Assam government yesterday announced to almost double the pension of freedom fighters to Rs 15,000 a month.  

The pension of freedom fighters would be increased by Rs 7,000 every month from the existing monthly Rs 8,000, an official release said here.

The decision was taken yesterday to pay respect to the freedom fighters of the state.

The statement, however, did not mention how many freedom fighters are there in the state.