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Ex-servicemen demand better medical, canteen facilities

The ex-servicemen League of Gurgaon held a meeting at Jalvayu Vihar on Sunday to discuss various issues such as the lack of healthcare facilities for retired officers, shortage of goods in defence canteens, rented vehicles not being provided to officers and problems faced by war widows.

gurgaon Updated: May 28, 2013 01:37 IST

The Ex-servicemen League of Gurgaon held a meeting at Jalvayu Vihar on Sunday to discuss various issues such as the lack of healthcare facilities for retired officers, shortage of goods in defence canteens, rented vehicles not being provided to officers and problems faced by war widows.

“We have to pay for our healthcare services at high-end hospitals whereas it is supposed to be free. Also, there are only three canteens in Gurgaon where shortage of goods is a major problem. War widows suffer as they are not provided basic amenities and get meagre pension,” said DP Vashisht, retired Air Force sergeant.

The league also discussed the demand of one rank one pension, which implies granting equal pension to two persons who retire from the same rank after equal length of service.

“Despite having our demands recommended by defence committees repeatedly, no action has been taken by the government,” said lieutenant general Raj Kadyan, president, Indian Ex-service Movement, who chaired the meeting.