Govt relaxes reservation rules for jobs to ex-servicemen

In what is welcome news for lakhs of ex-servicemen, the government has removed a major hurdle to their post-retirement employment and allowed them to avail of the benefit of reservation in all civil jobs they apply.

Army recruits released on medical grounds are ex-servicemen: HC

Madras High Court has ruled that ex-recruits of the Army, who were boarded out or released on medical grounds and granted medical/disability pension, should be considered as ex-serviceman for all practical purposes including job reservation.

One rank, one pension: Rahul Gandhi assures ex-servicemen

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Friday assured ex-servicemen that he would make efforts for their long-pending "one rank, one pension" (OROP) demand to be soon met.

Modi`s rally was for BJP workers, not for ex-servicemen: Congress

Congress alleged BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi`s rally in Rewari was merely a show of oratory and did not match actual facts.

In these tough times help of former soldiers required: VK Singh

VK Singh said on Sunday that the government who was responsible for weak foreign policies needed to be changed.

Ex-servicemen`s medical bills to be processed online

Defence Minister AK Antony on Saturday inaugurated the online processing of medical bills under the Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme.

‘Orders for hiking pension of ex-servicemen soon’

Defence Minister AK Antony Tuesday said the orders for hiking pension of ex-servicemen and their families annually by Rs 2,300 crore, as sanctioned by the Cabinet, would be issued next month.

Govt grants ex-servicemen status to retired Paramilitary staff

Bringing cheer to over four lakh retired personnel of paramilitary and central police forces, Government on Thursday gave its nod for granting them the status of ex-servicemen, enabling them to avail welfare benefits.

Central Command launches programme for ex-servicemen

The Army`s Central Command has launched Desh Sewa programme for the welfare of ex-servicemen in western and eastern districts of Uttar Pradesh.

Army sensitive to ex-servicemen needs: General Bikram Singh

Gen Singh, addressing a rally of ex-servicemen in Rajasthan`s Jhunjhunu district, said the Army would take all steps to ensure that ex-servicemen and their families are cared for.

Ex-servicemen unhappy with govt`s pension hike

Ex-servicemen are unhappy with the pension hike saying it amounted to "wrong and deceitful" treatment of their `One Rank One Pension` demand.

`Govt has taken many measures for ex-servicemen`

The Defence Ministry has taken various measures, including providing an annual grant of Rs 2,200 crore, for the benefit of ex-servicemen.

‘Govt in agreement on one rank one pension’

The Centre has given in-principle approval to the `one rank one pension` demand of ex-servicemen, Chief of Army Staff General VK Singh said.

Ex-servicemen to invigilate in HP school exams

Himachal Pradesh is hiring retired armed forces personnel to invigilate during school examinations across the state.

Ex-servicemen will always be remembered: Patil

President Pratibha Patil on Tuesday
said the country should respect and not forget the services of
its retired soldiers.

Ex-servicemen extend support to Hazare

Yoga guru Ramdev also visited the 73-year-old Gandhian to extend support to his movement for a strong Lokpal.

India builds school for Indian ex-servicemen in Nepal

The new school is a token of gratitude from
India for the invaluable services provided by the
ex-servicemen from Nepal.

Ex-servicemen to join Anna Hazare`s fast

In support of their former comrade,
ex-servicemen on Thursday decided to take part in Anna Hazare`s
fast-unto-death on the issue of corruption.

Ex-servicemen submitted OROP plea signed in blood: Antony

Ex-servicemen belonging to an unrecognized association have submitted a memorandum, reportedly signed in blood, to the Defence Ministry demanding `One Rank-One Pension`, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Govt implementing One-Rank One-Pension for ex-servicemen

Appealing to ex-servicemen not to
take the extreme step of returning their gallantry awards,
government Wednesday said it has started implementing
recommendations of the high level panel on One-Rank
One-Pension.