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LG approves hike in grants of WW-II veterans, their widows

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Lt. Governor Anil Baijal today approved a proposal of Rajya Sainik Board to enhance the grants of the city-based World War-II veterans and their widows.

Chairing a meeting of the Board, he also approve a training grant of Rs 2,000 per month for (NDA) cadets belonging to the city.

The Board approved the enhancement of grant to WW-II veterans from the prevailing Rs 3,000 to Rs 9,000 per month, an official statement from the office said.

In the meeting, Baijal directed that measures should be explored to augment financial resources to boost welfare measures for ex-servicemen.

On the issue of exemption from payment of House to the widows of gallantry award winners, the appreciated the need for the same and instructed the local bodies to examine and process the same for positive consideration.

It was also decided and approved that the cadets, who are bona fide residents of Delhi, will be given a training grant of Rs 2,000 every month up to three years out of the Budgetary Allotment to encourage them to join the Defence Forces.

The advised officers to undertake such steps that augment the financial resources of the Board so as to boost the welfare measures for the ex-Servicemen and bring about a qualitative change in their standard of living.

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First Published: Fri, May 19 2017. 21:48 IST