Ministry of Defence05-September, 2011 17:16 IST
Army Central Welfare Fund

Donations are received in Army Central Welfare Fund from citizens ranging from Rs.50/- and above. The amount so received is utilized to pay demise grants to the dependents of retired JCOs and ORs as immediate succour, as also distress grant as financial assistance to those ex- servicemen and dependents living in state of penury. Donations received during last three years under this fund are as under:-

Financial year

Donation Received (Rs)

2008-09

10,84,818.00

2009-10

13,79,862.00

2010-11

18,24,387.58

No financial assistance is given to the martyrs of Kargil War from the above fund. However, the financial assistance is being provided to the dependents of the martyrs of the Kargil War from National Defence Fund (Kargil).

No other scheme has been formulated.

                This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri MM Pallam Raju in a written reply to Shri Jai Prakash Agarwal and Shri Ashok Kumar Rawat in Lok Sabha today.

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(Release ID :75557)