Meeting of MPs and VPs of the Cantonment Boards held
A meeting with Members of Parliament representing all the 62 Cantonments in the country together with elected Vice Presidents of the Cantonment Boards on May 4, 2018 was held at National Institute of Defence Estates Management (NIDEM), Delhi Cantonment. A wide range of issues pertaining to administration of Cantonments which have a direct bearing on the development of Cantonments and the quality of life of residents living therein were deliberated upon. The meeting evoked an enthusiastic response with thirty members of Parliament expressing their views on strengthening of the working of Cantonment together with Vice Presidents of the Cantonments. Present in the meeting were a number of dignitaries including the Minister of State for Defence Dr Subhash Bhamre, Minister of State for Labour and Employment Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State for Rural Development Shri Ram Kripal Yadav, Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Smt Krishna Raj, Dr Murali Manohar Joshi and the Chairpersons of Committees on Petition, Rajya Sabha and Chairpersons of Committees on Privilege, Subordinate Legislation, Committee on Papers laid on the Table of the Lok Sabha. The meeting provided a number of suggestions and ideas for further consideration by the stakeholders tasked with policy formulation and review.
Speakers in the meeting were unanimous in thanking the Raksha Mantri for convening the meeting on Cantonments, which brought together elected representatives with all stakeholders in the Government including the Army.
Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman with Member of Parliament Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr Subhash Bhamre, Members of Parliament Shri Santosh Gangwar and Shri Farooq Abdullah in a meeting with the Members of Parliament and Vice Presidents of Cantonment Boards in New Delhi on May 4, 2018.