Freedom Fighters & Rehabilitation Division

The Division frames and implements the Freedom Fighters Pension Scheme and the schemes for rehabilitation of migrants from former West Pakistan/East Pakistan and provision of relief to Sri Lankan and Tibetan refugees. It also handles work relating to Enemy Properties and residual work relating to Evacuee Properties.

About the Division

Introduction

The Freedom Fighters & Rehabilitation Division has two wings namely Freedom Fighters Wing & Rehabilitation Wing. Freedom Fighters Wing is responsible for matters relating to grant of Central Samman Pension and other welfare measures to the freedom fighters. The Rehabilitation Wing is dealing with residual matters relating to Relief & Rehabilitation of displaced persons from East & West Pakistan; rehabilitation assistance to Sri-Lankan Refugees/Repatriates from Sri-Lanka; and the Tibetan Refugees staying in India including grant of protected area permits for visits to the Tibetan Settlements; preservation and management of Enemy Properties in India.

Under package deals signed by Government of India with the State Governments in the early 70s, the work relating to the management and disposal of Evacuee Properties along with the relevant records was transferred to the State Governments. All the five Acts relating to Relief & Rehabilitation of displaced persons from East & West Pakistan were also repealed in 2005. Any claims pending on the date of the repeal of the Acts are now to be settled by the respective State Governments under the existing laws/laws to be framed by them or under the General Clauses Act.

Subject Allotted

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1Swatantrata Sainik Samman Yojana.
2Matters relating to the welfare of freedom fighters of the country.
3Residual matters relating to Relief & Rehabilitation of displaced persons from East & West Pakistan.
4Relief assistance to Sri Lankan refugees staying in refugee camps in Tamil Nadu.
5Implementation of the Relief Packages announced by the Government of India in 2000 for displaced persons from PoK, 1947 and Chhamb-Niabat Area, 1971.
6Relief and rehabilitation of displaced persons from erstwhile East Pakistan settled in West Bengal.
7Relief and rehabilitation assistance to States for Tibetan refugees including the issues of Protective Area Permit (PAP) for visit to Tibetan Settlements.
8Matters relating to Enemy Properties.
9Disbursement out of HM's Discretionary Grant.Download (1.88 MB) pdf
10Functions as Administrative Division for Repatriates Cooperative Finance and Development Bank Ltd. (Repco Bank), Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Ministry of Home Affairs holds majority shareholding in the Bank. The Bank has also a subsidiary known as REPCO Home.

Organisational Chart

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1Organisational Chart.Download (21.88 KB) pdf

Eligibility conditions for grant of dependent family pension under SSSY.

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1Clarification of dependent family pension under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension 1980-Review Of policy reg.Download (133.5 KB) pdf
2Dependent family pension under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme (SSSP), 1980 to the widow of the deceased freedom fighter pensioner.Download (9.36 KB) pdf
3Transfer of freedom fighters pension in the name of the spouse where both husband and wife are drawing the same from Central Revenues consequent to the death of either of them-policy.Download (247 KB) pdf
4Dependent family pension under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme (SSSP), 1980 to the widows of the deceased freedom fighter pensione.Download (257.02 KB) pdf
5Dependent family pension under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme (SSSP), 1980 to the widows of the deceased freedom fighter – The legality of the second wifeDownload (260.88 KB) pdf
6Guidelines and application for transfer of family/dependent pensionDownload (38.61 KB) pdf
7Dependent family pension under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme 1980- review of policy-reg.Download (888.05 KB) PDF
8Clarification regarding Declaration of Employment/Independent Income for a claim under dependent family pension under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme, 1980 now renamed as "Swatantrata Sainik Samman Yojana.Download (13.78 KB) PDF
9Reg. Release/Disbursement of Arrears of Dependent central samman pensioners.Download (428.9 KB) PDF

Facilities admissible to Central Samman Pensioners under SSSY

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1Facility of Free Railway Passes in II AC in Rajdhani, Chair Car in Shatabdi/Janshatabdi and 1st Class or AC II Tier of all other trains for themselves and widows along with an attendant for life.
2Free medical facilities in all Central Government hospitals (including CGHS dispensaries) and hospitals run by the Public Sector Undertakings under the administrative control of the Bureau of Public Enterprises.
3Facility of General Pool Residential Accommodation (within the overall 5% discretionary quota) to freedom fighters in Delhi.
4Transit accommodation in the Freedom Fighter's Home set up at Baba Kharak Singh Marg, New Delhi.Download (917.43 KB) PDF
5Facility of telephone connection without installation charges and payment of only half the rentals.

Details of Subordinate/attached Offices

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1Office of Custodian of Enemy property for India, With Headquarters at New Delhi with Branch offices at Kolkata Lucknow and Delhi.
2Settlement Wing Office.

Freedom Fighters Wing
Scheme and its Facilities.

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1Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme, 1980 which is effective from 01.08.80.Download (54.02 KB) pdf
2Eligibility conditions and evidentiary requirements for Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme, 1980.Download (131.75 KB) pdf
3Eligibility conditions and evidentiary requirements in case of Hyderabad Liberation Movement claims.Download (14.47 KB) pdf
4Eligibility conditions and evidentiary requirements in case of INA claims.Download (64.86 KB) pdf
5Eligibility conditions and evidentiary requirements in case of Goa Liberation Movement-II claims. The Pension is granted only to those persons or their eligible dependents, who had been actually sanctioned State Pension by 1.8.2002 and whose names.
6List of movements, mutinies etc recognized for the purpose of grant of pension (Annexure 18). Download (331.86 KB) pdf
7Copy of letter dated 6th October 2009 issued to all States/UTs clarifying that the minimum age for sanction of Central Samman Pension is 15 years.Download (27.4 KB) pdf
8Revised policy guidelines for disbursement of Central Samman Pension.Download (5.8 MB) PDF
9List of recognized movements for grant of Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme.Download (264.08 KB) pdf

Rehabilitation Wing

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1Rehabilitation Package for one - time settlement of 36,384 families from POJK and Chhamb DPs under the Prime Minister's Development Package, 2015.Download (35.7 KB) pdf
2Relief assistance to Sri-Lankan refugees. As per the decision of Committee of Secretaries 1983, the relief assistance provided inter-alia includes cash doles, feeding charges, subsidized rice, clothing materials, Utensils, Medical assistance.
3Ex-gratia payment to the extent of @25% of the verified claims subject of a maximum of Rs.25 lacs to the Indian nationals and companies, whose assets were seized by Government of Pakistan during and after Indo-Pakistan Conflict of September 1965.Download (12.61 KB) pdf

Finance

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1A Statement giving details of budget estimates revised estimates and actual expenditure on Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme during the last 10 years.Download (301.42 KB) PDF
2Statements giving details of Budget estimates revised estimates and actual expenditure during the last 10 Years in respect of rehabilitation Schemes.Download (614.71 KB) PDF

Acts and Rules

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1The Enemy Property (Amendment) Rules, 2018.Download (488.35 KB) pdf
2The Guidelines for Disposal of Enemy Property Order, 2018.Download (138.27 KB) pdf
3Transfer of Property (vested as enemy property in the custodian) Order, 2018. Download (95.97 KB) pdf
4Enemy Property Rules, 2015.Download (97.56 KB) pdf
5The Enemy Property Act, 1968 (No.34 of 1968) as amended in 1977 (Annexure 7). Download (2.23 MB) pdf
6The Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Act, 2017.Download (1.87 MB) PDF
7The Public Premises(Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) Act,1971.Download (7.08 MB) PDF

Documents in Public domain

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1Grant of Dearness Relief to central Freedom Fighter Pensioners w.e.f 01.07.2018Download (25.13 KB) pdf
2Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Freedom Fighter Pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2018.Download (666.6 KB) pdf
3Enhancement of pension under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme, 1980 in respect of freedom fighters and their eligible dependents.Download (74.01 KB) pdf
4Reg. Constitution of Committee of Eminent Freedom Fighters to look into the issues relating to the welfare of the freedom fighters.Download (57.76 KB) PDF
5Status of implementation of 'Citizen/client' Charter in the Organizations of the Central Government-reg.Download (166.59 KB) PDF
6List of living Freedom Fighters/spouses/daughters drawing central samman pension as on 31 December 2018.Download (5.51 MB) pdf
7Guidelines dated 22nd September 2008 issued to the Chief Secretaries of all States/UTs in regard to the settlement of pending claims of Evacuee Properties. Download (697.38 KB) PDF
8Gazette Notification repealing the Displaced Persons(Claims) Act, 1950 and contain other enactments. Download (271.64 KB) PDF
9Gazette Notification repealing the Displaced Persons(Claims) Act, 1950 and contain other enactments. Download (478.71 KB) pdf
10Gazette Notification regarding delegation of powers to officers of Delhi Government to deal with pending claims of Evacuee Properties. Download (1.08 MB) pdf
11Gazette Notification regarding delegation of powers to officers of Delhi Government to deal with pending claims of Evacuee Properties. Download (408.54 KB) PDF
12Notification regarding-Extension of the Punjab Labour Welfare Fund (Amendment) Act, 2014 (Punjab Act No. 32 of 2014) to the Union territory of Chandigarh.Download (454.2 KB) pdf
13Document regarding transfer of items of work relating to administration, management and disposal of undisposed of acquired evacuee lands/properties and realization of rental demands etc to the Government of Andhra Pradesh.Download (3.45 MB) pdf
14Transfer of the work relating to the administration, management and disposal of the remaining undisposed assets of the settlement organization in Bihar to the State Government of Bihar.Download (9.99 MB) pdf
15Administration and management of evacuee agricultural lands/properties and realization of rental demands etc to the State Government of Maharashtra. Download (3.31 MB) pdf
16Management and disposal of evacuee urban and rural properties and lands situated in the Union territory of Delhi.Download (6.37 MB) pdf
17Administration and management of the remaining acquired evacuee agricultural lands/properties and realization of rental demands etc to the State Government of Gujarat.Download (291.44 KB) pdf
18Administration and management of the remaining acquired evacuee urban agricultural lands/properties and realization of rental demands etc to the State Government of Punjab.Download (5.1 MB) pdf
19Administration and management of the remaining acquired evacuee urban agricultural lands/properties and realization of rental demands etc. to the Government of Haryana.Download (4.44 MB) pdf
20Administration and management of the remaining acquired evacuee agricultural lands/properties and realization of rental demands etc to the State Government of Himachal Pradesh.Download (3.58 MB) pdf
21Transfer of residuary work relating to administration, management and disposal of undisposed of evacuee properties/agricultural lands and realization of rental arrears etc to the State Government of Karnataka.Download (3.86 MB) pdf
22Administration and management of the remaining acquired evacuee properties/ agricultural lands and realization of rental demands etc to the state Government of Madhya Pradesh.Download (7.56 MB) pdf
23Transfer of the work relating to the administration management and disposal of the remaining undisposed of assets of the Settlement Organization in Orissa to the State Government of Orissa.Download (5.23 MB) pdf
24Transfer of residuary items of work/assets in the Settlement Wing to the State Government of Rajasthan.Download (4.94 MB) pdf
25Transfer of the residuary work relating to the administration, management and disposal of undisposed of evacuee properties/Agricultural lands and realization of rental arrears etc. to the State Government of Tamil-Nadu.Download (5.62 MB) pdf

FAQs

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Others

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1 List of Sanctioned Cases for grant of Samman Pension for the month of January 2019Download (572.43 KB) pdf
2Lists of Sanctioned & Rejected cases for grant of Central Samman Pension for the month of December 2018Download (122.6 KB) pdf
3 List of Sanctioned Cases for grant of Central Samman Pension for the Month of November 2018Download (43.15 KB) pdf
4List of Sanctioned & Rejected cases for grant of Central Samman Pension for the month of October 2018Download (29.46 KB) pdf
5 List of Sanctioned & Rejected cases for grant of Central Samman Pension for the month of September 2018Download (29.56 KB) pdf
6 List of Sanctioned & Rejected cases for grant of Central Samman Pension for the month of August 2018Download (12.29 KB) pdf
7Lists of Sanctioned & Rejected cases for grant of Central Samman Pension for the month of July 2018Download (17.82 KB) pdf