The organization and the board made preparations before the state level meeting with the Chief Minister
Rajya Sainik Board meeting is held every year under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister.
Raipur 09 February 2022
In Chhattisgarh, a special meeting was organized in the Directorate of Sainik Welfare, Raipur regarding the welfare and rehabilitation of ex-servicemen, their families, families of martyrs. Under the aegis of Director Sainik Welfare Chhattisgarh and District Sainik Welfare Office Raipur, a meeting of office bearers of the state’s ex-servicemen organizations was held in the newly constructed auditorium of Sainik Welfare Council on February 8. This first meeting was presided over by Director Directorate of Sainik Welfare Chhattisgarh, Brigadier Vivek Sharma Distinguished Service Medal. The meeting was conducted by Captain Anurag Tiwari, retired District Sainik Welfare Officer Raipur from the Indian Navy. The Home Department of the State Government was represented in the meeting by Mr. F. Kerketta, Deputy Secretary, Home Department.
Every year in the meeting of the Rajya Sainik Board, held under the chairmanship of the Honorable Chief Minister, matters related to the welfare of soldiers and related issues are kept. Officials of the Ministry of Defense and the Army are also present in this meeting. This year’s annual meeting is going to be held soon and this special meeting was organized regarding the preparations for the same.
All the ex-servicemen organizations of the state were also included in this meeting. Issues related to these and the problems of the families dependent on them were discussed in detail in the meeting. 40 representatives of various ex-servicemen organizations attended the meeting. 4 officers of Zila Sainik Board were directly present in the meeting while 6 Zila Sainik Welfare Officers attended the meeting in virtual mode. In the meeting, retired colonel rank officers and other officers of Chhattisgarh and Odisha region related to the army were also present on behalf of the ex-servicemen organizations.
Various types of problems being faced by ex-servicemen organizations were discussed in the meeting. Along with this, ex-gratia amount to be given to martyr families, reservation for ex-servicemen, increase in the amount given in gallantry awards and job prospects for ex-servicemen in the state were considered.
It was for the first time that the office bearers and their representatives of 14 ex-servicemen organizations were organized together and their meeting was held. The agenda of this meeting was duly prepared after consultation with all the organizations of the state. The main objective of this meeting was to deliberate, discuss and find solutions to the problems of all the ex-servicemen, military families of the state, Veer Naris, Veer Mothers, Widows and World War II women.
The ex-servicemen were already informed about the schemes being run by the state and central government for the families of martyrs and their dependent families, including scholarships, medical facilities and financial assistance for the needy. In this first of its kind meeting in which all Zila Sainik Welfare Organizations, ex-servicemen were involved, everyone expressed their happiness and congratulated the Director of Rajya Sainik Board.