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

RAJYASABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.3345
ANSWERED ON DECEMBER 23, 2014 

QUESTION
Setting up of Veterans Commission

3345. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state;

(a)   the time-line by which Government proposes to constitute a Veterans Commission;

(b)   the proposedmandate and the powers of the Commission;

(c)    whether the Commission shall be a statutory authority; and

(d)   the funds allocated for the setting up of the Veterans Commission during the year 2014-2015?

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

(a) to(c): President of India in his Address to the Joint Session of Parliament on 9.6.2014,inter-alia mentioned that Government will appoint a Veterans Commission to address their grievances. The proposal regarding setting up of the Commission is under considerationof the Government.

(d): No funds have been allocated for setting up the Veterans Commission during the year 2014-15.