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Ex-servicemen could invest retirement benefits for self-employment

Last Updated: Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 21:24

Shillong: Ex-servicemen who retired
between the ages of 35 and 40 could invest their retirement
benefits and take loans from banks for self-employment,
Meghalaya Governor R S Mooshahary said today.

Addressing the Meghalaya State Ex-Servicemen Rally at
the 58-Gorkha Training Centre here, Mooshahary said by doing
so, ex-Servicemen would ensure re-employment for themselves
and employment for others.

Mooshahary said that he was aware of the sacrifices
made by ex-servicemen and urged the government to look into
the proposals on their resettlement in security related jobs
in the government.

"Since a large number of ex-servicemen retire every
year and being a disciplined, trained and experienced human
resource, they should be utilized by the state."

Chief Minister D D Lapang assured the ex-Servicemen of
the government’s commitment to proposals put forward by the Ex
Servicemen Directorate especially on construction of Sainik
Rest Houses at Shillong and Tura, as well as opening up job
opportunities for them.


First Published: Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 21:24
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