In order to provide a platform for resolving various post-retirement issues of Indian Air Force Personnel, an Air Veterans' Conclave was held at Air Force Station Jalahalli, in Bengaluru. The conclave was inaugurated by Air Marshal SRK Nair, Air Officer Commanding in Chief, Training Command Indian Air Force. In his inaugural address, the Air Marshal directed all pension sanctioning and disbursing agencies to have meaningful interaction with the pensioners, by looking into their queries and pending cases carefully and put in extra efforts to resolve the issues expeditiously.
Participation of over 1000 Air Veterans not only from Karnataka, but also from adjacent states was a highlight of the conclave. It provided a single window to veterans and family pensioners to interact with agencies such as Directorate of Air Veterans (DAV), Joint Controller of Defence Accounts (Jt CDA) and Pension Disbursing Authority (PDAs) and Director, Ex-Servicemen and to clarify issues pertaining to settlement of their pending pension cases. They were also apprised about Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) and other welfare schemes instituted for post-retirement benefits.