Never miss a story

Get subscribed to our newsletter


×
wikipedia

The Defence Ministry has set aside Rs 320 crore to reduce the backlog of veterans' welfare schemes.

On the occasion of Armed Forces Veterans' Day, which is observed every year on January 14th, the ministry unveiled a plethora of programmes aimed at the welfare of ex-servicemen and their families.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh announced in a series of tweets that the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare (DESW) has given the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund (AFFDF) Rs 320 crore to clear the backlog of pending applications for welfare schemes, particularly education and marriage grants for widows and dependent children of veterans.


Also read: Defense ministry to decide on women’s entry

Over 1,66,000 ex-wards servicemen's and widows will profit from this.

The Kendriya Sainik Board manages the Armed Forces Flag Day Finance, which is used to fund a variety of welfare programmes for ex-servicemen, widows, and dependents. These welfare programmes attempt to offer financial help to ex-servicemen, widows, and dependants, as well as maintain different facilities for ex-servicemen and their dependants, such as Cheshire Homes, Paraplegic Homes, and War Memorial Hostels.

From April to December 2021, the Directorate General of Resettlement provided roughly 7,900 job letters to retired ex-servicemen in the government sector, PSUs, banks, and the private sector, out of a total of over 22,000 re-employments.

Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister of India The goal is to make it easier for ex-servicemen to find work in the private sector.wikipedia

The goal is to make it easier for ex-servicemen to find work in the private sector.

The Directorate-General Resettlement is an associated office of the Ministry of Defense that organises pre- and post-retirement training, re-employment, and self-employment for ex-servicemen.

Every year, about 60,000 Armed Forces people retire or are discharged from active duty, the majority of them are between the ages of 35 and 45 and in need of a second profession to support their families.

Also read: check_circle General Dalbir Singh to visit Sri Lanka

The Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare also created a specialised Raksha Pension Shikayat Nivaran Portal to help ex-servicemen and their dependents quickly resolve pension, especially family pension-related concerns. The DESW will be able to process grievances more rapidly thanks to the site.

An SMS and e-mail will be sent to the applicants on their registered mobile number and e-mail address, confirming the registration of their grievance and allowing them to follow its progress.

(IANS/PR)

(Keywords: Ministry of Defense, Directorate-General Resettlement, Armed Forces Flag Day Finance, Kendriya Sainik Board, ex-servicemen, widows, and dependants)


Popular

Free Press journal/wikipedia

A tougher anti-tobacco law, COTPA is suggested.

During the National Youth Week, which runs from the 12th to the 18th of January to commemorate Swami Vivekananda Jayanti, experts have advocated for making India tobacco-free.

Priyank Kanoongo, Chairman of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) On the occasion of National Youth Day, Chairman of the NCPCR pushed for increased tariffs on a wide variety of tobacco products.India Today/wikipedia

Keep Reading Show less
Pro kerala/wikipedia

The government's key concerns has been to empower the tribal community in the state.

The new efforts in the Himalayan area aimed at empowering members of the Gujjar-Bakerwal and Gaddi-Sippi groups appear to have alarmed Kashmiri lawmakers. These leaders are concerned that if these areas are given more influence, they would lose a significant portion of their voter base.

For the past 70 years, politicians have offered residents of indigenous communities verdant fields. They were told that they would be given all of their rights and treated equally to everyone else. Politicians, on the other hand, have failed to keep their promises. The transformation in J&K's status quo, on the other hand, has proven to be a watershed moment for these impoverished areas.

Keep Reading Show less
True Scoop News/wikipedia

"The most lovely aspect of this event is that it's a multi-talent presentation," she about the upcoming talent show.

By Ila Sankrityayan

Parineeti Chopra, who will join Mithun Chakraborty and Karan Johar on the panel of judges for the reality programme 'Hunarbaaz Desh Ki Shaan,' says she had been waiting for a project like this for a long time and jumped at the opportunity.

Keep reading... Show less