When Paruli Devi’s husband died on June 14, 1942, she was only 12 years old. Paruli is now going to get a pension for the first time.
Pithoragarh: When Paruli Devi’s husband died on June 14, 1942, she was only 12 years old. Paruli Devi’s husband died on June 14, 1952 when Gagan Singh, a former soldier, was just 12 years old when he died in an accident. Even after this Paruli did not get married and started living with her brother. Surprisingly, being the wife of a former soldier, Paruli was entitled to a pension, but she was deprived of it for almost seven decades. 69 years have passed since the death of her husband. He himself is 81 years old. Now they are going to get pension for the first time. His pension account was added in 1977. From 1977 till now, the government will give them a pension of Rs 20 lakh. Read more – India faces new challenges on its borders: Army Chief
This day came in the life of the wife of a former army member who saw more than eighty springs because of social worker DS Bhandari, who decided to do something for her after seeing her sufferings. When DS Bhandari found out that Paruli Devi’s husband had died in an accident while on the job and she was entitled to a family pension, she did it day and night to ensure the opportunity. Read more – Sam Maneksha: When Mother India’s Son Became a Believer, VK Singh told the story on the 107th birth anniversary of hostage Pak soldier Sam Maneksha
Bhandari, who has been in the social service since retiring seven years ago, said she could not stop herself when she came to know about Paruli Devi, who had been living with her brothers in Lunthura village since her husband’s death on June 14, 1952. . She said Devi’s husband Gagan Singh died in an accident while on duty. Read more – Indian Army Recruitment 2021 Rally: Joining Indian Army for 8th, 10th Pass, Golden Opportunity to Get a Job Without Exam, Application Coming Soon
Bhandari said the investigation found that Paruli Devi was entitled to a pension under the ex-serviceman family pension scheme of the Government of India. He said that the Prayagraj office of the Chief Controller and Auditor General of Defense Services finally approved his pension from September 19, 1977, after which Paruli Devi would receive a total of Rs 20 lakh.
When contacted, Paruli Devi said, “I don’t need the money, but the government has recognized my husband and me.” It is a matter of great satisfaction to me.