OREANDA-NEWS. The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval to enhancement of Pension for Freedom Fighters and for the spouses (widows/widowers), eligible daughters and dependent parents of deceased Freedom Fighters, under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme (SSSPS), 1980.

                         The existing pension scheme for Central freedom fighter pensioners and their eligible dependents has been restructured as follows:-




Category of Freedom Fighters

Present amount of pension (per month)

Enhanced amount of pension (per month)



Ex-Andaman Political Prisoners/ spouses


Rs. 24,775

Rs. 30,000/-


Freedom fighters who suffered outside British India/spouses

Rs. 23,085/-

Rs. 28,000/-




Other Freedom Fighters / spouses including INA

Rs. 21,395/-

Rs. 26,000/-




Dependent parents/eligible daughters (maximum 3 daughters at any point of time)

Rs. 3,380/-

50% of the sum that would have been admissible to the Freedom Fighter i.e. in the range of Rs. 13,000/- to Rs. 15,000/-


All freedom fighters and spouses and dependent parents/eligible daughter pensioners of deceased freedom fighters drawing pension under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme, 1980 would be benefitted by the decision