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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Defence DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE
RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 672 ANSWERED ON JULY 15, 2014
QUESTION Introduction of Armed Forces Covenant
672. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state;
(a) whether Government would consider introducing an Armed Forces Covenant to demonstrate its commitment to the well-being of the members of our Armed Forces and their families; and
(b) if so, the details thereof and, if not, the reasons therefor?
ANSWER MINISTER OF DEFENCE (SHRI ARUN JAITLEY)
(a) & (b): There is no such proposal. However, the Government is committed to the wellbeing of the members of the Armed Forces and their families. A number of measures for the welfare of serving personnel of the Armed Forces, ex-Servicemen and their families are already being taken. Time tested mechanisms are also in place for redressal of grievances of service personnel.