After protests, govt cancels limit on edu reimbursement of children of fallen soldiers

It is now being said that the Union Finance Ministry has confirmed sending in a notice lifting the Rs. 10,000 limit

After widespread protests, the central government finally has cancelled the limit on the education reimbursement to the children of soldiers of the armed forces who are killed or disabled in the line of duty.

It is now being said that the Union Finance Ministry has confirmed sending in a notice lifting the Rs. 10,000 limit.

It need be recalled that the children of soldiers killed in action or those missing or disabled were previously given a full reimbursement of educational cost which was then turned over in July 2017 when the government capped the funds were capped to Rs. 10,000.

In a letter to the Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman last December, Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba had said the education grant was a small gesture that would assure the families of our brave women and men that the nation cares for them and their sacrifices are truly appreciated by the government.

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