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Punjab Cabinet gives nod to enhancement in rates of cash in lieu of land and cash award to distinguished services awardees

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday (May 18) approved enhancement by 40% in rates of Cash in lieu of land and Cash award to Distinguished Services Award Winners. This move will lead to greater satisfaction to these awardees and motivate others for selfless service towards nation in future.

As per official orders, Consequently, rates of cash in lieu of land has been enhanced for Sarvotam Yudh Seva Medal winners from Rs.2 lakh to Rs.2.80 lakh, Uttam Yudh Seva Medal winners from Rs.1 lakh to Rs. 1.40 lakh, Yudh Seva Medal winners from Rs. 50,000/- to Rs.70,000/-, Sena/Nao Sena/Vayu Sena Medal (D) winners from Rs.30,000/- to Rs.42,000/-, Mention-in-Dispatches (D) winners from Rs.15,000/- to Rs.21,000/-, Param Vishisht Seva Medal winners from Rs.2 lakh to Rs. 2.80 lakh, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal winners from Rs.75,000/- to Rs.1.05 lakh and Vishisht Seva Medal winners from Rs.30,000/- to Rs.42,000/-.

Likewise, the rates of Cash award have also been enhanced for Sarvotam Yudh Seva Medal winners from Rs.25,000/- to Rs.35,000/-, Uttam Yudh Seva Medal winners from Rs. 15,000/- to Rs.21,000/-, Yudh Seva Medal winners from Rs. 10,000/- to Rs.14,000/-, Sena/Nao Sena/Vayu Sena Medal (D) winners from Rs.8,000/- to Rs.11,200/-, Mention-in-Dispatches (D) winners from Rs.7,000/- to Rs.9,800/-, Param Vishisht Seva Medal winners from Rs.20,000/- to Rs.28,000/-, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal winners from Rs.10,000/- to Rs.14,000/- and Vishisht Seva Medal winners from Rs.5,000/- to Rs.7,000/. It may be recalled that these rates have not been enhanced since 2011.