Raipur: Encourage common people to join the army: Governor Ms. Uikey

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  • Collector of Raipur and Durg district was rewarded for contributing to the flag day fund
  • State Management Committee meeting of Amalgamated Special Fund under the chairmanship of Governor, approval given on important proposal

Raipur: While addressing the 13th meeting of the State Management Committee of Amalgamated Special Fund of Sainik Welfare Board, Chhattisgarh, held in the conference hall of Raj Bhavan, Governor Ms. Anusuiya Uike said that efforts should be made to collect maximum funds on the flag day. Take cooperation from other organizations in this. Also, encourage the common people to join the army and encourage the daughters to move forward.

The Governor said that even in remote districts of Chhattisgarh, ECHS Polyclinic and CSD have been established. Ensure provision of canteen. Along with this, the Sainik Welfare Board should provide coaching facilities to the youth for recruitment in the army and paramilitary forces and police. He expressed confidence that the decisions taken by the Sainik Welfare Board in the meeting would help in the welfare works of ex-servicemen and their families. Ms. Uike suggested skill upgradation for the families of soldiers saying that this would enable them to become self-reliant and give employment to others. The Governor also urged to follow the instructions given by the government to protect against Kovid. On this occasion, Collector of Raipur district Saurabh Kumar and Collector of Durg district Dr. Sarveshwar Narendra Bhure were awarded Governor’s Trophy for the highest contribution to Armed Forces Flag Day Fund in the year 2019-20 and year 2020-21. In this, Raipur district was awarded the first prize and Durg district was awarded the second prize. Along with this, District Sainik Welfare Officer of Raipur district, Captain Anurag Tiwari (Retd) was awarded the first prize and District Sainik Welfare Officer of Durg district, Captain Purnendu Vidyanta (Retd.) was awarded the second prize.

In this meeting, presided over by the Governor, to increase the amount of financial assistance from Rs 3000 to Rs 7000 per month for medical treatment being given to non-pensioners/widows of World War II, 25 to mentally ill children of ex-servicemen/widows. Approval has been given to the proposal to increase the financial assistance given to the orphan children of ex-servicemen/widows (up to two children only) from Rs.10,000 to 25,000. done.

Also, in this meeting, to increase the rates of education scholarship for the children of ex-servicemen/widows, to increase the income limit from Rs.10 thousand to Rs.25 thousand for the financial assistance being given to the widows of ex-servicemen for buying sewing machines, and It was agreed to increase the amount of financial assistance being given to the widows suffering from cancer of soldiers from Rs.25 thousand per annum to Rs.50,000 per annum.

Along with this, approval was given to prepare software for implementation of online application for digitization of data of ex-servicemen/widows and for providing financial assistance from the amalgamated special fund.

The meeting was also addressed by the Secretary to the Governor, Amrit Kumar Khalkho. On this occasion, Amitabh Jain, Vice President and Chief Secretary, Sainik Welfare Board, Chhattisgarh, Subrata Sahu, Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, Kosa Commander Prashant Chauhan, General Officer Commanding of Madhya Bharat Area Lt Gen S. Mohan, Rakesh Gulati, Secretary, Kendriya Sainik Board, Major General Sharad Kapoor, Director General, Resettlement New Delhi were present. Along with this, Brigadier Vivek Sharma, Director of Directorate of Sainik Welfare Chhattisgarh, Legal Advisor to Governor RK. Agarwal, Deputy Secretary Deepak Kumar Agrawal were present.

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