|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Jan 25: The Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Council, which met here under the chairmanship of the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday gave its approval for enhancement of Annuity Grant in favour of Gallantry Awardees for those belonging to the UT of J&K.
Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary, J&K attended the meeting.
The proposal to enhance the grant to the existing gallantry awardees was made in order to bring it to parity with the other neighbouring states/UTs and keeping in view the inflation, since the last revision of rates was done in the year 2008.
As per the decision, the revised rates for Param Vir Chakra is now Rs. 1,75,000 from Rs. 1,25,000.
Similarly, the revised rates for Mahavir Chakra is Rs. 1,50,000, Vir Chakra Rs. 75,000, Ashok Chakra Rs. 1,50,000 and Kirti Chakra Rs. 1,50,000, etc.