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-Rajeev's Impacts

Right to Vote for Armed Forces personnel

Rajeev’s long standing endeavour to ensure voting rights for the 14 lakh Armed Forces personnel witnessed a historic victory in March 2014. The Supreme Court of India passed orders on Rajeev’s petition that serving soldiers in peace areas have the right to be registered at their place of postinMore...

Justice for Captain Saurabh Kalia

Rajeev first raised the issue of brutal torture, killing and mutilation of the bodies of Capt. Saurabh Kalia and five other soldiers during the Kargil War in 1999 in Parliament, and then followed it up with several letters to the Defence Minister and External Affairs Minister, urging the Government More...

Memorial for Abdul Kalam

Rajeev’s suggestion on a memorial for President APJ Kalam gets accepted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On 30 July 2015, soon after President Kalam's passing away, Rajeev had written to the PM urging him to build a memorial in Rameshwaram at the site where President Kalam's mortal remains are burieMore...

National War Memorial in New Delhi

Over the past nine years Rajeev had pursued the demand for a National Military Memorial through numerous letters and Questions in Parliament to successive Defence Ministers. On 7 October 2015 the Union Cabinet in a meeting Chaired by the Prime Minister approved construction of a National War/MilitaryMore...

One Rank One Pension

OROP was one of the first issues Rajeev took up after he joined active politics. He raised the issue repeatedly in Parliament and in the media. It was Rajeev’s petition in 2011 to the Rajya Sabha Petitions Committee headed by B.S. Koshiyari that granted OROP to the Armed Forces personnel. Over theMore...

Induction of veterans in Central Armed Police Forces & Paramilitary Forces

Rajeev suggested that lateral placements of Veterans would meet the twin objectives of placing skilled, dedicated and professional men and women to government organizations, and reducing the pension bill and costs to the government. For years, Rajeev advocated re-skilling and absorption of armed forMore...

Announcing cash reward for information on Amar Jawan Memorial vandals

Rajeev announced Rs 5 Lakh reward for information on vandals who desecrated Amar Jawan Memorial in Mumbai. The memorial was erected to honour Sepoy Sayyed Hussein and Sepoy Mangal Gadiya, who were martyred during the mutiny of 1857 against British rule. Maintaining that the people who vandalised theMore...

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