Date: 15 Mar 2015


1.  Gen Dalbir Singh, COAS interacted with the Veterans and Veer Naris at the Veer Senani Rally, Jhajjar, Haryana. The motto of the rally was " Samman, Sehat, Sahuliyat aur Sahayata".

2.  The COAS paid respects to all Veterans and said that provision of welfare facilities to all are the main areas of focus.


3.  The main issues addressed & the announcements made by the COAS are given as under :-


  • "OROP will come out in the same principle as desired and will be effective from 01 Apr 2014, may be approved latest by 30 Apr 2015".

  • "Wheel chairs and stretchers to be made available at ECHS for Veterans coming to ECHS. Dedicated attendants will ensure wheelchairs and stretchers are provided to the Veterans who require them at ECHS.


  • "Veterans Wing being made in Base Hospital, New Delhi as a Pilot Project".


  • "Tie up done by Army with Skill Development Ministry to train service personnel in their final years in various skills for better placement opportunities"


  • "On retirement only one card to be issued which will be biometric and combined with CSD, ECHS and Identity Card"