DC reviews implementation of schemes for ex-servicemen

Deputy Commissioner Dr Raghav Langer chairing a meeting at Kathua on Friday.
Deputy Commissioner Dr Raghav Langer chairing a meeting at Kathua on Friday.

Excelsior Correspondent

KATHUA, Aug 9: Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Raghav Langer today chaired the meeting of Zila Sainik Welfare Board and reviewed implementation of schemes meant for welfare of ex-servicemen.
The meeting was attended by Zila Sainik Welfare Officer, Vinod Khajuria, Adm Commandant Station HQ Basohli, Col Rajiv Sharma, GM DIC, Babu Ram, Asstt. Labour Commissioner, Deputy Director, Employment & Counselling Centre, Duni Chand Bhatti, Distt. Treasury Officer, Engineers, CMO, Dr. Ashok Choudhary, CEO, Prem Nath, Non-Official Members/Special Invitee and staff of ZilaSainik Welfare Office attended the meeting.
ZSWO gave a resume of the functioning of the Board and highlighted welfare schemes implemented by Kendriya Sainik Board and Rajya Sainik Board for Ex-servicemen, Veer Naaris/War Widows/Veterans, War Disabled, Orphans, gallantry award winner and Non-pensioner Ex-servicemen/ Widows.
The Deputy Commissioner called upon the Board to schedule regular meetings in a year so that redressal of issues can be ensured in a time bound manner. He also called for organising meetings at block and tehsil level to acquaint ex-serviceman community with latest schemes and procedures.
The Ex-servicemen present in the meeting apprised about various issues and sought intervention of the district administration in redressing these at the earliest.
Earlier, ZSWO gave details of awareness programmes conducted for expanding coverage of Sainik Welfare schemes for the welfare and settlement of Ex-servicemen and their dependents.
DC assured them of every help from District administration in redressing their issues and directed the concerned officers to resolve their genuine demands at the earliest. He also advised them to identify land for constructing War Memorial.