Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has restored the special family pension for widows of government employees killed by extremists. He also agreed to extend the Red Card scheme to families of police personnel killed during the militancy period in the state. The special pension scheme was revoked by the erstwhile Akali government in 2016.
Singh announced that the pension under the scheme would be made available to widows till their death as against the earlier provision of it being provided until their remarriage. He also promised the families that their demand for posting of their children, recruited in the armed police, near their home districts would be sympathetically considered by the government.