Khuga Battalion under the aegis of Churachandpur Sector Assam Rifles has recovered more than two crores for Ex-Servicemen and Veer Naris of the district on account of their pension anomalies.
Churachandpur Sector Assam Rifles has laid special emphasis to reach out the Ex-Servicemen and Veer Naris of Churachandpur District with an aim to resolve their grievances and issues mainly pertaining to pension anomalies. Hence, an 'Ex-Servicemen Grievances Cell' or 'Suvigya Cell' was established at Khuga and a reach out programme was launched. Various teams were formed and sent to villages for providing wide publicity about the initiative being under taken, so that maximum Ex-Servicemen and Veer Naris can be benefited.
Till date, Khuga Battalion has taken up 344 cases of pension anomalies in respect of Ex-Servicemen and Veer Naris with Government Treasury and concerned banks to rectify the discrepancy and release the amount as per entitlement. The overall reimbursement due to Ex-Servicemen and Veer Naris amounted to Rs 3,03,17,868/-(Rupees three crores three lakh seventeen thousand eight hundred sixty eight). Out of this 228 Ex-Servicemen have already been credited an amount Rs 2,04,01,499/- (Rupees two crores four lakh one thousand four hundred ninety nine only) through treasury in to their pension accounts.
Out of 228 Ex-Servicemen, 105 Ex-Servicemen have been credited with more than Rs 65,28,398/- (Rupees Sixty five lakh twenty eight thousand three hundred ninety eight only) of amount in their bank accounts. Hence in order to reaffirm the commitment towards the welfare of Ex-Servicemen and to guide the Ex-Servicemen towards better utilization of the amount reimbursed, an Ex-Servicemen interaction was conducted at Headquarter 27 Sector Assam Rifles. The aim of interaction was also to address any other grievances and to spread awareness in larger Ex-Servicemen fraternity to come to visit Suvigya Cell for checking of anomalies so that more Ex-Servicemen case get benefited from the initiative. More than 110 Ex-Servicemen and Veer Naris attended the function and shared their experiences and happiness of recovery their due amount.
During the event a talk was also given on various Government Schemes, forthcoming Army Recruitment Rally in Oct 18 and admission process of Sainik/ Military School. 'Mobile Interactive Terminal for Rural Areas' (MITRA) was placed during the interaction to benefit the wards of Ex-Servicemen. The interaction concluded with a vote of thanks by the Ex-Servicemen.
- PRO Imphal