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.
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.
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.
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.
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