274 Gorkha soldiers, kin cross border, collect pension

274 Gorkha soldiers, kin cross border, collect pension
Pithoragarh: On Thursday 274 pensioners of Indian Army from Nepal came to India from three different places to collect their pensions. Most of them were Gorkha soldiers or their family members. Friday will be the last day for the pensioners to come to India and collect their dues.
More than 1,600 Gorkha soldiers of the Indian Army, living in Nepal, have bank accounts at State Bank of India’s Jauljibi, Dharchula and Jhulaghat branches, but due to Covid-induced lockdown, both countries had closed their borders and these soldiers could not withdraw their pensions. The soldiers requested Nepal authorities to talk to the Pithoragarh administration to allow them to cross over to India. After a go-ahead from the MHA, the Pithoragarh district administration allowed these pensioners to visit India from July 8-10.
Officials said that on Thursday, the second day of the border being opened, 148 pensioners, came to SBI Jhulaghat and withdrew Rs 1.10 crore, while at Dharchula, 51 pensioners or their family members withdrew Rs 26 lakh. At Jauljibi, 75 pensioners, including family members,withdrew Rs 30 lakh.

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274 pensioners of Indian Army from Nepal came to India from three different places to collect their pensions. Most of them were Gorkha soldiers or th

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