Tamil Nadu Retired Officials Association has thanked the State government for hiking the family protection fund provided to the wife/husband or the wards after the death of pensioners from Rs. 35,000 to Rs. 50,000. In a release, G.Palaniandi, divisional vice president of the association, said that an announcement in this regard was made in the State budget. He also welcomed the announcement on the creation of a new health insurance scheme for the pensioners from this financial year.