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Now MISA detainees to be known as Loktantra Rakshak Sainani: Rajasthan cabinet

Those who were imprisoned during Emergency to get more benefits under new law

February 1, 2018, 11:26 am

cabinet meeting

Parliamentary affairs minister Rajendra Rathore

Jaipur: The Rajasthan cabinet of ministers in its meeting held on Tuesday at the chief miniser's office decided to amend the Rajsthan Pension to MISA and DIR Prisoners Rules, 2008. After the amendment it will be Rajasthan Loktantra Rakshak Samman Nidhi Rules, 2008. Now, MISA and DIR detainees in the state will be known as Loktantra Rakshak Sainani. After the amendment MISA detainees who domiciled in Rajasthan and were kept in prisons situated outside Rajasthan during National Emergency period (1975-77) will also be eligible to get pension and other allowances according to the rules. Till now only MISA and DIR detainees domiciled in Rajasthan and were kept in prisons of Rajasthan for at least one month were eligible for pension. The Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Rathore briefing the media after cabinet meeting said that to apply for pension till now it was mandatory to produce certificate from the Jail Superintendent or SP of the concerned district mentioning that the applicant had been kept in prison as MISA detainee. Now, after the amendment if record of the detainee is not available in prison or police station the MISA detainee can give an undertaking with certificates given by two other MISA detainees kept in the same prison. These certificates would be counter signed by the sitting or former MP/MLA of the concerned district. After the amendments MISA detainees who were not adult during detention period shall also be eligible for pension and allowances as per rules.

First published: December 12, 2017