Published : Odisha Sun Times/
Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik decided to hike the state pension for freedom fighters. A direction in this regard has been issued to the state Finance Department. As per the decision, the monthly pension of the freedom fighters who were jailed has been increased from Rs 6,000 to Rs 10,000. Similarly, pension of those who weren’t jailed and had participated in Goa liberation movement has been hiked from Rs 5,000 to Rs 9,000. On the other hand, the state token pension has been increased from Rs 4,000 to Rs 8,000.The pension hike will come into effect retrospectively from April 1.