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Financial aid worth Rs 1cr given to former servicemen, says DC

The department of defence services welfare has provided financial assistance worth Rs 1.09 crore to ex-servicemen and physically challenged persons under various welfare schemes. Sharing information, deputy commissioner Kamaldeep Singh Sangha said it is our moral responsibility to give due respect to ex-servicemen as they contributed spectacularly to the security of the country.

punjab Updated: Sep 13, 2015 23:45 IST
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The department of defence services welfare has provided financial assistance worth Rs 1.09 crore to ex-servicemen and physically challenged persons under various welfare schemes. Sharing information, deputy commissioner Kamaldeep Singh Sangha said it is our moral responsibility to give due respect to ex-servicemen as they contributed spectacularly to the security of the country.

Giving a breakup of the amount disbursed, Sangha said Rs 38.98 lakh grants have been disbursed to ex-servicemen and their widows and Rs 39.76 lakh to gallantry awards winners and the remaining amount was disbursed to others under various schemes.

District defense services welfare officer HS Kang said the department is imparting free vocational and physical training of 45 days to candidates who opted to join the armed forces. Besides this, the department is also facilitating the children of ex-servicemen by offering short term courses of basic computer applications.

Under this scheme, as many as 316 students have been enrolled and are learning basic computing skills.

He also said the Punjab government has enhanced the allowances from Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000 for soldiers and also raised the travel allowance to Rs 500 from Rs 150 for the war widows.