In a bid to honour the revolutionaries of Jai Prakash Movement, which took place during the year 1974-1977, State Cabinet on Tuesday approved the proposal of conferring monthly pension for the family members of the martyrs of the movement and revolutionaries who were put in jail during the movement. A total of 20 proposals were approved during the cabinet meeting.
“A pension of Rs5000 per month will be given to the spouses of the revolutionaries who lost their lives in police firing and those who were put in jail for over 6 months under MISA and DIR during the JP Movement,” said Cabinet Secretary NN Pandey.
While revolutionaries who had to remain in jail up to a period of six months and those who got injured during the police firing will also be given a pension of Rs2500 per month, added Pandey.
“Revolutionaries, who remained in jail for less than a month will be given a letter of appreciation along with a memento with a facility of reimbursement of a maximum of Rs30,000 for medical assistance in any of the private and government hospitals approved by the State Government,” said Pandey.
According to Pandey, identification of the revolutionaries will be done by a special commission on the basis of which pension amount will be fixed.