A Cabinet sub-committee also decided to pay monthly pension of Rs 5,000 to those who remained behind bars for less than a month during the Emergency, an official release said.
The decision to grant pension is a government gesture to honour these persons for their struggle to fight for democracy during the 21-month Emergency period from 1975 to 1977.
The committee also decided to pay monthly pension of Rs 5,000 to widows of those who had served more than a month in jail and Rs 2500 for the widows of those who had served less than a month in jail, the release said.
The government has fixed certain criteria for eligibility and a decision would be announced shortly, it said.
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