Punjab

INDO PAK WAR 1971: MARTYER BROTHER SEEKS GRANTS OF 50 LACS, HIGHCOURT ISSUES NOTICE TO PUNJAB GOVT.

January 13, 2021 09:51 PM

 Chandigarh ((Face2News)

Punjab and Haryana High Court issues notice to Punjab Government, in writ petition, filed by real brother of martyred soldier of 1971-Indo Pak War, seeking grant of 50 lakhs 

High Court Bench comprising Justice Tejinder Singh Dhindsa today issued notices FOR April 19th, 2021, to Punjab Government, and Director, Defence Services Welfare Branch, in a writ petition filed by Manohar Singh of Begowal (Ludhiana district), claiming grant of Rs.50 lakhs, as admissible to family of soldiers martyred during 1971-Indo Pak War, as his unmarried son, Sohan Singh, had martyred during 1971 Indo-Pak War.

The petitioner thus, claimed, that they were two brothers, and now after death of parents, he is the only surviving member, and is therefore, entitled to claim compensation of Rs.50 lakhs, in terms of Notification dated June 20th, 2018, but the respondents had conveyed to him on August 13th, 2020, that he was not entitled to grant, as he had not submitted application prior to January 4th, 2010 (cut off date specified in Notification of 2018), over-looking the fact that his father was submitting representations to the respondents, before he expired on June 30th, 2011.

The petitioner stated that he is only brother of the martyr -Sohan Singh, and their father had been writing to respondents for giving him 10 acres of land, or compensation in lieu of such land, but the respondents did not decide his claim before he (father) expired in April, 2011, while his mother had already expired in September, 2009. The State Government had issued a Notification on dated June 20th, 2018, declaring that “In case the martyred soldier was unmarried, the grant-in-aid shall be paid to the parents who were alive on the day of the martyrdom and in case they have subsequently expired, to their natural successors in equal shares.”

The petitioner thus, claimed, that they were two brothers, and now after death of parents, he is the only surviving member, and is therefore, entitled to claim compensation of Rs.50 lakhs, in terms of Notification dated June 20th, 2018, but the respondents had conveyed to him on August 13th, 2020, that he was not entitled to grant, as he had not submitted application prior to January 4th, 2010 (cut off date specified in Notification of 2018), over-looking the fact that his father was submitting representations to the respondents, before he expired on June 30th, 2011.

 
Have something to say? Post your comment
Copyright © 2017, Face 2 News, All rights reserved. Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy Disclaimers