New Delhi: Vaisakha 14, 1934
May 04, 2012
An Ex Servicemen (ESM) rally was organized at Saugor on 04 May 12 to provide a single platform to address the issues faced by our veterans.
General VK Singh, Chief of the Army Staff reiterated the yeomen service & sacrifice rendered by our veterans while in service and added that the nation would always remain indebted to them. Talking of the latest facilities being provided to ESM, he explained that for resolving problems/issues of ex-servicemen, a veteran’s cell has been opened in AG’s Branch at Army HQ. All ex-servicemen can call on a toll free ESM help line number or send an e-mail to state their problems. He also informed that for honouring the contribution of ex-servicemen, ‘2012’ has been declared as ‘Veterans Year’. He also added that the issue of ‘One Rank One Pension’ is under consideration at the Defence ministry level and a positive response is expected. The COAS reached out to the ESM to come forward, join hands and enable the ESM movement to succeed.
More than 800 ESM and their families attended the rally and availed of various facilities. The ESM and their families were also explained about various schemes of the MP Govt and were explained the benefits of the ECHS scheme.