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Army to hold defence pension court in J&K

To settle long pending pension disputes and provide on the spot settlement of pension related grievances of former defence personnel, the Army will hold a defence pension court in the state.



Jammu: To settle long pending pension disputes and provide on the spot settlement of pension related grievances of former defence personnel, the Army will hold a defence pension court in the state.

"A defence pension court will be held at Udhampur from April 8 to 9 at headquarter 71 Sub Area under the aegis of Northern Command," Udhampur-based Defence spokesman Colonel SD Goswami said.

He said that the office of the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions), Allahabad will be holding the court in Udhampur for on the spot settlement of pension related grievances of the defence pensioners, including defence civilians residing in Jammu and Kashmir.

"With such a widespread and complex system of pension disbursement, the pensioners regularly face procedural problems in correct payment," he said.

There are around 70,000 ex-servicemen and 20,000 widows of soldiers in the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir. 

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