Himachal Pradesh cabinet to hike financial assistance to war widows’ daughters

Himachal Pradesh Cabinet has decided to frame a policy to safeguard the interests of outsourced employees and enhance financial assistance to daughters of war widows from Rs 15,000 to Rs 50,000.

It was also to enhance the ex-gratia to the dependents of soldiers of armed and para military forces personnel killed in action or operation.

The announcement regarding framing a policy for outsource employees was made in his budget speech of 2017-18 by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in March.

About 51,000 employees and 29,000 pensioners would benefit from this decision which is estimated to put additional burden of Rs 4.80 crore per annum on the government.

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