Don't cut martyrs' kids education fund: Navy chief to Modi govt

As per estimates, around 3,400 children of armed forces personnel have been impacted by the decision

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

The Defence Ministry is likely to take a decision on capping the educational expenses paid to the children of ex-servicemen in line with the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, informed sources said on Tuesday.
Amid demands not to go ahead with the decision, a letter dated September 13, issued by the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, capped the fee for tuition and hostel at Rs 10,000 per month, as per the recommendations.
The sources said the ministry was "apprised of the matter", indicating that a decision on the issue could be taken soon.

Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba has also written to the Defence Ministry requesting the government to review the decision of imposing a cap on the reimbursement of education

First Published: Dec 06 2017 | 12:33 PM IST

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