Kolkata: An Eastern Command Army Veteran Cell has been set up at Fort William here to meet the welfare needs of ex-servicemen.
"The Army remains committed to its ESM (ex-servicemen) for their overall welfare. Grant of post-retirement benefits, health-care, canteen facilities as well as meeting the aspirations of the veterans towards daily care are being looked with due alacrity by serving warriors of the east," a defence release said.
The cell will be headed by a Brigadier-ranked officer may be approached by veterans at the toll free number 1800-325-2477, it said.
It has been set up along the lines of the army veteran cell formed at the Army headquarters last year to look into all issues relating to the veterans and ensure speedy resolution of their cases, it said.
A grievance handling web portal already exists at the Army`s official website where veterans can lodge their grievances.