The Cabinet has decided to increase the pension of the freedom fighters by  about 20%. This will take effect from 15th August 2016. DA also will be announced twice in a year as in the case of the central government employees.

As per the new decision the pension of the, ex-Andaman political prisoners/spouses will get Rs. 30,000 increased from the present Rs.24,775. Freedom fighters will get Rs.28,000 in place of Rs. 23,085 and INA pensioners Rs. 26,000 from the earlier rs. 21,395.

The pensioners have been demanding long for an increase in their pensions. At last the decision is taken to increase.