Ex-servicemen will benefit with govt policy change: Defence spokesman
Srinagar, Dec 24: Referring to various policy initiatives taken by the government recently, defence spokesman Friday said that ex-servicemen will benefit by these.
Quoting a notification (No. GAD-MTGORBIV/142/2021-09-GAD, dated 20 Oct, 2021) issued by the General Administration Department, Government of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, wherein new infrastructure initiatives have been approved for ex-servicemen and their kin, defence spokesman Col Emron Musavi today said five kanals of land at Airport road, Srinagar has been sanctioned for construction of a boy’s hostel for kin of soldiers who have laid down their lives in the line of duty.
On Oct 25, 2021, the spokesman said the Home Minister Amit Shah e-inaugurated the 100-bedded hostel, which will be constructed at a cost of Rs. 7.44 crores.
He said the notification has also promulgated orders for acquisition of 16 kanals of land for establishing Zila Sainik Welfare Offices (ZSWO) in each district of Kashmir Valley.
Govt accommodation for ZSWOs (Adhoc) will be made available in three DC office complexes in Anantnag, Baramulla and Bandipora, till the establishment of ZSWOs.
“These positive steps by the government will greatly benefit the ex-servicemen, who have proudly served the army and the country,” the spokesman said.