Mumbai, June 25: The state government is giving Rs 5000/- and Rs 10,000/- honorarium to those who suffered jail term during the emergency period. Rs 5000/- is given to those who suffered the jail term less than one month while Rs 10,000/- is given to those who were incarcerated for a longer period. Some financially better off and living persons have denied the honorarium. They will be given a certificate of honor, said Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis.
He was replying to a question raised by Ajit Pawar in the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday.
Chief Minister Fadanvis said that so far, 3267 persons have been sanctioned the honorarium. Many people living in different districts of the state had suffered the jail terms of varying periods during the emergency. They are staying at different places and their affidavits are accepted but are not sanctioned without the approval of the concerned district collectors, he said.
He further said that the collectors will be directed to complete the work in a stipulated time period. Increasing this fund in future will be considered. The government is also paying honorarium to participants in Goa, Marathwada liberation movements. These freedom fighters and those jailed during emergency will be honored by giving them Certificates of Honor, Chief Minister Fadanvis said.
Parag Alvani, Subhash Ptil, Shashikant Shinde etc. participated in the discussion.