GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Defence
DEPARTMENT OF EX-SERVICEMEN WELFARE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.55
ANSWERED ON FEBRUARY 24, 2015
Setting up of Veterans Commission
55. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:
(a) the progress being made by the Ministry with regard to the setting up of the VeteransCommission that was announced by Government in June, 2014;
(b) the allocations made in the current budget towards the setting up of the Commission; and
(c) the roadmap and the definite timeline by which Government intends to set up theCommission?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(RAO INDERJIT SINGH)
(a) to (c): In pursuance of Hon'ble President's statement made in the joint session ofparliament on 9th June, 2014 regarding Government's decision to appoint a VeteranCommission, the National Commission for Ex-Servicemen Bill, 2015 has been drafted inorder to set up the National Commission for Ex-Servicemen. The comments of Departmentof Legislative Affairs have been obtained on the Bill and the follow-up action is being takenin accordance with the guidelines/ procedure laid down for legislative proposals to set upsuch Bodies. No funds have been allocated for setting up of the Commission during the year2014-15.