GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Defence
DEPARTMENT OF EX-SERVICEMEN WELFARE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.3345
ANSWERED ON DECEMBER 23, 2014
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?
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.