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‘Pay anomalies concerning ex-servicemen sent to Def Min'

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 19:56
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Jhajjar: Army Chief General VK Singh on Wednesday said that the anomalies concerning the ex-servicemen which emerged after implementation of the sixth pay commission recommendations have been sent to the Defence Ministry for their quick redressal.

The issue of One Rank-One Pension is under consideration of the Government, General Singh said this addressing an ex-servicemen rally held at village Palda in this district.

General Singh said that the government is sensitive to the needs of the retired soldiers.

He said that it is the duty of the Army to take care of the dignity and welfare of ex-servicemen, war widows and their family members.

Recently, General Singh had addressed a gathering of ex-servicemen in Haryana's Gurgaon where he had said that after the sixth pay commission, 46 anomalies were discovered which were causing losses to the ex-servicemen and had been put before the government.

Addressing the rally here, General Singh said that ex-servicemen are the legacy of our country and the fame of the Indian Army is only because of their efforts.

He said that such rallies are being organised all over the country and the aim of such rallies is to redress their grievances and to take care of their health and meet their needs.

The General said that keeping in view the welfare and honour of ex-servicemen, war widows and their families, the year 2012 has been declared as the year of Ex-Servicemen Welfare.

He said that under this initiative, for the redressal of their grievances an ex-servicemen cell has been set up and it is headed by a retired brigadier level officer.

Now, the ex-servicemen could register their complaints on the tollfree number 1800-111-6644 of the cell, he said, adding, they could also enquire about the redressal by calling on the same number.

While visiting the stalls of Health Camp, Pension Adalat, Sena Kalyan Awas Sanstha, Sena Samuhik Bima Yojna organised at the venue of the rally, he said, ex-servicemen should take full advantage of these facilities.

Gen Singh also honoured the war widows during the rally.

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