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Defence Ministry approves proposal for legal aid to veterans, war-widows

This is expected to greatly help these two sections of the Armed Forces fraternity

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Defence Ministry  |  Armed Forces  |  Nirmala Sitharaman

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Nirmala Sitharaman, defence minister
FILE PHOTO: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman | Photo: PTI

Defence Minister on Wednesday approved the provision of providing legal advice and support to war widows and ex-servicemen.

"Defence Minister has approved a proposal to provide legal advice and support to veterans and war-widows," spokesperson Colonel Aman Anand said.

The decision was taken by the Minister in a meeting attended by the top hierarchy of and Chairman of the Tribunal Justice Virender Singh.

"This is expected to greatly help these two sections of the fraternity," Anand said.

The spokesperson said the existing framework of the Kendriya Sainik Board and Zila Sainik Boards will assist this endeavour of the ministry.

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First Published: Wed, January 16 2019. 23:51 IST