केन्‍द्र सरकार की स्‍वतंत्रता संग्राम सेनानी पेंशन योजना

Central Pension Scheme

The Scheme implemented by the Central Government, has been in force, from 15-08-1972. The Scheme was liberalised as follows and renamed as "Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme" with effect from 01-08-1980:-

  1. The annual income ceiling of Rs.5,000/- prescribed for the grant of pension was removed with effect from 01-08-1980.

  2. The period of imprisonment has been reduced from six months to three months in respect of Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe and Women Freedom Fighters.

  3. Persons who had suffered a minimum imprisonment of six months in the mainland jails in connection with Freedom struggle are eligible for Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension. They have to produce jail certificate in support of their jail suffering. In the absence of jail certificate from official records, a "Non-availability of Records" certificate from the jail authorities concerned along with two co-prisoner certificates in the prescribed format from freedom fighter pensioners who had a proven jail suffering of one year (or) one co-prisoner’s certificate from a sitting M.P. or M.L.A. or from an Ex-M.P. or an Ex-M.L.A. specifying his jail period and that of the applicant.

  4. Persons who had remained underground for six months or more but are unable to produce official documents can produce a certificate from a prominent Freedom Fighter who had undergone imprisonment for a period of two years or more along with a "Non availability of Records" certificate from concerned authorities. The certifiers should belong to the same District as of the Freedom Fighters certified.

  5. Ten strokes of flogging / whipping / caning will be treated on par with six months imprisonment.

  6. Ex- INA personnel are also eligible for pension if the imprisonment/ detention suffered by them was outside India for six months or more.

  7. All applicants must produce Affidavit on Non-judicial stamp paper worth Rs.5/- signed before I Class Judicial Magistrate.

  8. The monthly pension payable under the Central Freedom Fighters Pension Scheme has been enhanced from time to time. The details are given in Annexure IV.

  9. In the event of death of any Central Freedom Fighters’ pensioner, Central Pension of Rs.3000/- along with the State Pension of Rs.500/- p.m. from the State Funds is paid to the legal heirs.

  10. The D.A. of 7% of pension granted to the recipient of Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension from 01-08-1998 has now been enhanced to 20% with effect from 01.08-1999, by the Government of India.

 

Eligibility Criteria

(1)

Age Proof

(2)

Whom To Apply

(3)

Documents Required

(4)

i) Persons who had suffered a minimum imprisonment of six months in connection with freedom struggle.

 

 

ii) Jail certificate in support of their imprisonment and in the absence of such jail certificate from official records, a certificate indicating "Non availability of records" from the jail authorities concerned along with two ‘co-prisoner' certificates in the prescribed form. The ‘Co-prisoner’ certificate has to be obtained from the freedom fighter pensioners who had undergone jail suffering for one year or from a sitting M.P. or M.L.A. or from an Ex-M.P. or an Ex-M.L.A. specifying the period of imprisonment.

iii) In respect of Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe and Women Freedom Fighters who had suffered a minimum imprisonment of three months.

iv) Persons who had remained underground for six months or more but are unable to produce official documents can produce a co-prisoner’s certificate from a prominent Freedom Fighter who had undergone imprisonment for a period of two years or more along with a certificate to indicate "Non availability of records" from the concerned authorities. The certifiers should belong to the same district as that of the freedom fighters certified.

v) Ten strokes of flogging / whipping / caning inflicted for participation in the freedom Movement will be treated equivalent to with six months of imprisonment.

vi) Ex-INA personnel, if the imprisonment/ detention suffered by them was outside India for six months or more.

18 years at the time of participation in the Freedom Movement

Collectors of concerned Districts.

Application in the prescribed format, Co-prisoner's Certificate in the prescribed format as shown in Annexure II and III.

 

 

 

 

 

The proposals for sanction of Central Pension received from the Collectors concerned are forwarded to Government of India with State Government's recommendations subject to the satisfaction of one of the above conditions.

SWATANTRATA SAINIK SAMMAN PENSION

SCHEME APPLICATION FORM

(To be sent by Registered post in duplicate one copy to be sent to the State Government concerned and one copy to the Deputy Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Freedom Fighters Division, First Floor, New Delhi.)

In case you had previous applied to the Central Government for Freedom Fighter’s Pension, please quote Ministry of Home Affairs Before Reference No. and date.

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PART - I

PERSONAL PARTICULARS

1. Name of the applicant (in Block letters)

2. Full Address

3. Age of the applicant

4. Name of the Freedom Fighters (If the applicant is a dependent)

5. Address of the Freedom Fighter

6. Relationship of the applicant to the Freedom Fighter

7. Nationality

8. Occupation

9. Names of Dependent Family Members , their age and relationship to the applicant

family, includes Mother/Father, Widower/ Widow (if she has not re-married and

unmarried daughters)

10. Whether he or she is receiving pension from the State Government under the State

Scheme, if so the amount

PART - II

PARTICULARS OF SUFFERING UNDERGONE DURING THE FREEDOM STRUGGLE

II.

i) Imprisonment

a) Details of the case in which tried and awarded imprisonment;

b) Name and place of the Court which tried case and awarded punishment;

c) Sentence awarded

d) Actual period of imprisonment suffered and

ii) Court Judgement

iii) Jail Certificate

iv) Co-prisoner Certificate

ii) Underground

iii) Externment

iv) Internment

a) Type of evidence produced partial or full i.e.,

Court records, warrants of arrest, declaration as absconder, etc.

b) Internment orders

Date of Orders

Date of Lifting

c) Internment orders

Date of orders

Date of Lifting

i) Whether Military or Civilian Category

If Military type of evidence required.

a. Discharge Certificate

b. Whether classified as Black or Grey

c. Recorded office letter showing forfeited pay and allowance

ii) If Civilian

a. One Co-prisoner Certificate in the Affidavit form from a Freedom Fighter Pensioner.

b. Movement Order

iii) Any other relevant information which the applicant would like to furnish:

14. If the applicant is a member of Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe (A certificate from the District Magistrate should be attached)

SIGNATURE OF THE APPLICANT

PLACE:

DATE:

 

 

CO-PRISONER CERTIFICATE

I (the undersigned) son/daughter/wife of Thiru am a freedom fighter and have been recipient of Central Freedoms Fighters’ Pension under Ministry of Home Affairs Order No. dated in the State / Union Territory is an eligible certifier under the Liberalised 1980 Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme.

2. I was involved in case No. us which was tried by Shri (Name of the Magistrate and Place) and was sentenced to imprisonment for a period of years/months in the year .

3. I suffered imprisonment during the freedom struggle and was lodged in Jail in district during the period from to .

4. I hereby certify that Shri/Smt/Kumari son/daughter/wife of Shri resident of District is a bonafide freedom fighter who was also imprisoned on account of his/her

participation in the Movement during the freedom struggle, was tried by the court of in the year and was lodged in the same jail along with me during the period from to .

5. To the best of my knowledge and belief he/she was not prematurely released from Jail on account of any oral or written apology tendered by him/her.

6. If any information given above is subsequently found to be false or wrong, I hereby give an undertaking that my pension will be cancelled forthwith and I will be liable to pay the amount of pension drawn till date.

Signature:

(Name in block letters of the Certifier)

Dated at Place :

the day of 19