Veterans Corner


1. Educational Concessions.   Education concessions which were till now admissible to the children of Armed Forces personnel killed/missing or permanently disabled in 1962, 1965, 1971 wars, Op PAWAN and MEGHDOOT have now been extended to the children of the Armed Forces personnel killed/declared missing or permanently disabled during all post MEGHDOOT operations in India and abroad including Counter Insurgency operations, vide GOI, MOD letter No. 9 (1)/703/Edu Concessions/D (Res) dated 06 Aug 03.

2. Claims for reimbursement of above concessions in case of eligible children studying in govt recognized public/private institutes were being admitted by AG’s Branch, Army HQ whereas claims for children studying in Central/State Govt institutes were being admitted by respective institutes out of the grants received from States. Consequent to issue of revised policy letter cited above all claims will now be submitted to Ceremonial & Welfare Dte/CW-3, AG’s Branch, Army Headquarters, South Block, New Delhi – 110 011 for reimbursement.

3. Admission into MBBS/BDS Colleges. At present around 30 seats in MBBS and 1-3 seats in BDS (subject to allotment by Min of Health) as Central Govt. nominee are available through KSB for wives/widows and wards of categories of Defence personnel in the following order of priority:

(a) Killed in action.

(b) Disabled in action and boarded out from service.

(c) Died while in service with death attributable to military service.

(d) Disabled in service and boarded out with disability attributable to
military service.

(e) Gallantry Award/Distinguished Service Awards.


4. Priority allotment of seats in IITs. A joint entrance examination is conducted every year by the six IITs for admission to the IITs at Mumbai, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Banaras Hindu University Institute of Technology and Roorkee. Two seats in each of the above institutes are earmarked for preferential allotment for choice of stream children of the Defence/Para Military Force Personnel killed or permanently disabled in action. Such candidates are however, required to qualify in the joint entrance examination.