Govt responsible for welfare of ex-servicemen: Patil
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Last Updated: Thursday, November 11, 2010, 18:02
Chandigarh: Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil has said that the government machinery is responsible for welfare of ex-servicemen.

Patil, who was presiding over the 31st meeting of Rajya Sainik Board asked the officers present in the meeting to restructure their programmes and involve maximum ex-servicemen and students in their development projects.

"We owe a great debt to soldiers who have spent prime of their lives for protecting boundaries and maintaining peace. Therefore, it is our collective responsibility and duty to ensure them a life of dignity, self respect and assure that the nation and its people are behind them," he said.

The Governor said necessary instructions should be issued to CDA (Pension) by the concerned department to ensure revision of pensions under intimation to concerned banks.

Patil emphasised that members of Rajya Sainik Board must play a proactive role in creating a data bank with details of job opportunities available in the public and private sector.

Patil said the need of the hour is to focus on motivating the rural youth to join armed forces and they should be educated regarding life and culture of army.

Motivational teams should be sent to various schools and colleges particularly in rural areas to motivate the youth to join army, he added.


First Published: Thursday, November 11, 2010, 18:02

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