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

 RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.55
ANSWERED ON FEBRUARY 24, 2015

 QUESTION
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?

ANSWER
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.