Ministry of Defence 12-December, 2012
Government constituted a Committee in July, 2012, headed by Cabinet Secretary for looking into the pay and pension related issues of relevance to Defence service personnel and Ex-servicemen. The Committee submitted its report on issues namely OROP-Bridging the gap in pension, Enhancement of family pension, Dual Family Pension and Family pension to mentally / physically challenged son/ daughter of armed forces personnel on marriage. The recommendations have been accepted by the Government and are in the process of implementation.
In view of the existing mechanism available for redressal of grievances of ex- servicemen, there is no proposal to constitute an Ex-servicemen Commission. Directorate General Re-settlement (DGR), KendriyaSainik Board (KSB), and Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) at the Central level and Rajya Sainik Boards (RSBs) and ZilaSainik Welfare offices at the State and District level are already in place to look after the re-settlement and welfare of Ex-servicemen.
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Shri Mahendra Singh Mahrain Rajya Sabha today.
(Release ID :90431)
Rajya Sabha Question:-
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
RAJYA SABHAUNSTARRED QUESTION NO-2059
One Rank One Pension2059 . SHRI MAHENDRA SINGH MAHRA
(a) whether Government has taken a decision on the demand of retired defence forces personnel for One-Rank-One-Pension in the month of August, 2012;
(b) if so, what actions have been taken by Government in One-Rank-One Pension, dual family pension, family pension to mentally / physically challenged children of armed forces personnel on marriage and enhancement of family pension and when notifications in these matters are being issued for their implementation;
(c) whether the Minister has declared about the constitution of Ex-servicemen Commission; and
(d) if so, what action has been taken by the Ministry for its implementation?
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