In a move to serve the ex-servicemen of the armed forces better, Jharkhand state announced the launch of a separate website which will contain latest database of retired personnel of the defence services, like Indian Army, Navy and Air Force, residing in the state.
The concept of the website is designed under the supervision of the 23 Infantry Division of the Indian Army. The Infantry Division General Officer Commanding (GOC) Maj Gen AK Singh said that, “The first of its kind initiative will have the facility of accepting complaints from the ex-servicemen regarding their grievances in receiving required post-retirement benefits”.
This initiative is first of its kind and will help speed up the grievance solution process. The state accounts for approximately 25,000 ex-servicemen in the state. However, they are generally out of the loop in terms of information and latest incentives provided by the central government or the state government or even the Defence Ministry.
Maj Gen Singh stated that “The Government of India recently launched a scholarship scheme for the ward of ex-servicemen. But I am sure that majority of them would still be not be aware of it”.
About 95 % of the database of the ex-servicemen category from the state is already compiled and the rest ex-servicemen welfare boards situated at different districts have been asked to furnish the required details at the earliest.
According to Army officers, every detail of the ex-servicemen would be posted on the website so that it could be accessed by them and their relatives from anywhere and anytime.