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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

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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 ...

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First Published: Wed, December 06 2017. 12:33 IST
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