Freedom Fighter means a person who suffered for six months or more imprisonment or detention (including internment) or remained under ground after issue of warrants to avoid arrest for participating in a recognized National movement or became permanently incapacitated due to firing or lathi charge etc or lost his job or means of livelihood or a part or whole of his property on account of participation in the National Movement before 15th August 1947 (upto 1-9-1949 in case of erst-while princely states employees only) recognized by the State Govt. for emanicipation in India.-
Reservation of Vacancies:
1% of vacancies to be filled in by direct appointment in the State Civil Services are reserved for the children, paternal or maternal grandsons and granddaughters of Freedom Fighters.
Children, paternal or maternal grand children of freedom fighters, who produce a certificate issued by the Deputy Commissioners, are registered as freedom fighters.