Remove cap on educational reimbursement to martyred soldiers' kids: MP

Updated On : 21 Dec , 2017 , 03:54 PM
Remove cap on educational reimbursement to martyred soldiers' kids: MP
Remove cap on educational reimbursement to martyred soldiers' kids: MP
New Delhi:

A BJP member in the Lok Sabha on Thursday urged the government to reverse its order which seeks to limit the educational reimbursement for the children of martyred and disabled soldiers.

Kirron Kher raised the issue during the Zero Hour, saying that by limiting the educational reimbursement, the government would save a mere Rs 5 crore.

She said as per the order, the reimbursement, which was unlimited, has been restricted to Rs 10,000 which was not sufficient.

Recently, Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba had appealed to Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to reverse the order.

Admiral Lanba, who is also the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee, had written that "this small gesture would assure the families of our brave women and men that the nation cares for them and their sacrifices are truly appreciated by the government."

P K Biju (CPI-M) said while the government is consolidating the banks, it was leading to a situation where the number of branches and ATMs were going down.

Bhawna Gawli (Shiv Sena) said Bt cotton crop in Maharashtra has failed to resist pest attack and demanded action against Monsanto, the firm which had developed the Bt cotton seed.

There were sharp exchanges between Shobha Karandlage (BJP) and some Left members when the former alleged that some "jihadis" were stabbing Hindu youths in coastal Kerala and Karnataka. She also displayed some photographs.

Vinod Sonkar (BJP) referred to the reported killing of a Sikh in Pakistan who allegedly refused to get converted.

Taking a dig at the Congress, he said the party of those who had visited temples and worn the sacred thread should move a resolution condemning the incident and the entire House should adopt it.

Congress members were not present in the House as they had staged a walk-out a few minutes before Sonkar spoke.

First Published : Thursday, December 21, 2017 03:51 PM
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