Supreme Court denies freedom fighter's pension; rules that eligibility norms under Govt. Scheme has no infirmities

The Supreme Court denied a freedom fighter's pension claim, ruling that the eligibility criteria has no infirmities.
Supreme Court
Supreme Court

The Supreme Court recently highlighted that while providing a relaxation to a particular category for claiming benefits under a Scheme, the ones not included in that category could not claim violation of fundamental rights.

Having held thus, the Court allowed an appeal by the Government of India against an order of the Bombay High Court which had allowed the claim of a freedom fighter for pension under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme, 1980.

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