DC Kathua chairs Zila Sainik Welfare Board meeting

KATHUA: Deputy Commissioner, Ramesh Kumar, chaired the annual meeting of Zila Sainik Welfare Board here today.

Additional Deputy Commissioner, Dr Bharat Bhushan, Zila Sainik Welfare Board officer Col. Y.S Andotra, Adm. Commandant Basohli B.K Suri, CMO, CEO, DTO, Head Post Master besides members of the board and Ex serviceman attended the meeting.

ZSWO gave a resume of functioning of the board and threw light on several schemes being launched for Ex serviceman, war veterans, widows, war disabled, orphans, Gallantry award winners and related categories offered by the board.

The Deputy Commissioner, while addressing the meeting, called upon the ZSWO to schedule two 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 so that ex-serviceman community is acquainted with latest schemes and procedures.

The DC also announced a dedicated one hour for listening to the grievances of Ex-servicemen on every Saturday from 10 am to 11 am. He assured that all possible efforts will be made to address issues raised by the members.

Deputy Commissioner also took up issues such as recruitment rallies in hilly areas and availability of Mobile CSD canteen with Adm Commandant.

The Ex-Servicemen apprised the meeting of 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.


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