GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Defence
DEPARTMENT OF EX-SERVICEMEN WELFARE

 RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 677
ANSWERED ON JULY 15, 2014

 QUESTION
National Military Memorial

677. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

 Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state;

 (a)   the timeline for constituting a National Military Memorial in New Delhi to honor the nation’s Armed Forces personnel who serve and lay down their lives for the country, as outlined by the Hon’ble President in his address to Parliament on 9th June, 2014;

 (b)   whether Government would also consider instituting a National Commission for War Memorials of India – along the lines of the Commonwealth Trust War Graves Commission, to manage the memorials in order to address the pathetic situation of the war memorials in existence in the country; and

 (c)    if so, by when this is likely to be done and, if not, the reasons therefor?

 ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(RAO INDERJIT SINGH)

(a) The matter is under consideration of the Government.

 (b) No Sir.

(c) The question does not arise. Ministry of Defence has no policy to set up or support war memorials at regional level as a proposal to set up a “National War Memorial” is already under consideration of the Government.