The government has formally included the names of 1,256 more people in the list of freedom fighters after scrutinising around 150,000 applications.
The Liberation War Affairs Ministry issued a gazette notification on Tuesday in this regard.
As per the notification, the decision was taken at the 66th meeting of the Jatiya Muktijoddha Council.
The newly included freedom fighters were selected in three phases through rigorous scrutiny.
They will be entitled to all the facilities provided to freedom fighters by the state.
In December last, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque said the actual number of freedom fighters is not more than 210,000. A total 201,461 freedom fighters have been receiving government allowances till the date.