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Fill vacancies reserved for ex-servicemen: SAD

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The ex-servicemen wing of the Akali Dal today asked the to fill vacancies reserved for ex-servicemen immediately.

J J Singh, the of the wing, said the government should not make "excuses" for not filling the 13 per cent ex-servicemen quota in government jobs.

He said the government should provide skill development to ex-servicemen wherever needed so that their quota is filled appropriately.

made the remarks while addressing the first meeting of the ex-servicemen wing in the party office which was attended by senior functionaries from across the state.

The ex-servicemen said he also got feedback at the meeting that ex-servicemen were not getting rank equivalence when they joined the

"We will take up this issue forcefully and get it resolved," he said adding that there were complaints from ex-servicemen that corruption had increased tremendously in government offices since the last one year.

"We will form a committee to examine this issue," he added.

He claimed there was also a general feeling among ex-servicemen that they were not getting due respect in government offices.

"Veterans are not being treated with the respect they deserve. The government should take corrective measures and give appropriate directions to resolve this issue immediately, " he said.

He also demanded an increase in compensation to all servicemen who got martyred in the call of duty. "The present compensation being given to their families is very little and needs to the enhanced," he added.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 19:00 IST