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HIMACHAL PRADESH

General

1. 15 percent reservation in each of the Groups 'A', 'B', 'C' and 'D' posts.
2. Reservation for Jai Jawan Stalls - 5 percent.
3. Preference to ex-Servicemen for the post of Jail Warden/guard posts.

4. Loans to ex-Servicemen for self-employment through H.P. Ex-Servicemen Corporation.

5. Grant of pension to the awardees/ parents or widows of winners of Victoria Cross and PVC @ Rs. 1,000/- p.m.
6. Stipend of Rs. 250/- p.m. to ex-Servicemen trainee in ITIs.

7. Old age pension of Rs. 150/- p.m. to ex-Servicemen of 60 years age who are not in receipt of pension. Income limit Rs. 5,400/-

8. War Jagir allowance of Rs. 900/- per annum.

9 Maintenance grant of Rs. 600/- p.m. to disabled ex-Servicemen undergoing training in QMTI Kirkee.

10. Cash grant, annuity and money in lieu of land to Gallantry Award Winners. (Appendix 'E')

11. Grant of Rs. 5,000/- on the marriage of the daughter of a non-pensioner widow by State Govt.

12. Financial assistance to widows of ex-Servicemen not in receipt of any pension Rs. 150/- p.m.

13. Financial assistance to blind ex-Servicemen Rs. 100/-p.m. Free training of any type, to blind ex-Servicemen for self-employment.

14. Financial assistance to widows of ex-Servicemen at the time of death of their husband Rs. 500/-.

15. Scholarship ranging from Rs. 20/- to Rs. 200/- are granted to ex-Servicemen/their dependents for various course.

16. The dependent children of ex-Servicemen are considered on merit for the posts reserved for ex-Servicemen provided suitable ex-Servicemen are not available. Provision exists for carrying forward of unfilled vacancies by four years. 5 percent of seats in each ITI are reserved for ex-Servicemen and age limit is relaxed up to 45 years.

17. Reservation of seats for wards of Defence personnel in professional colleges/Institutions Medical college -2 seats, Agriculture-2 percent and Polytechnic -10 percent Engineering college -4 percent/1 seat, In each ITIs-5 seats.

18. 10 percent reservation for allotment of house-sites and houses/flats.

19. Sainik Rest Houses in H.P. (Appendix 'F')

20. Ex-Servicemen are exempted from payment of examination fee, court fee, stamp duty and registration fee.
21. 12.5 percent National Route Permits are reserved for ex-Servicemen.

22. Grant of exemption to ex-Servicemen from payment of municipal Taxes provided the building/land not occupied by him and rental value/annual income does not exceed Rs. 1,200-2,400/-.

23. Grant of leave to civilian employees (wives of Defence Services personnel) up to six month without providing any medical certificate during the period their husbands remain posted to family station.

24. Rent Control Act amended for resumption of houses by service personnel on their retirement. Land Tenancy Act has also been amended.

25. Free travel facilities to war widows in HRTC buses.

26. Free travel facility are given to awardees of Victoria Cross, George Cross, Military Cross, Indian distinguished Service Medal, PVC, Ashok Chakra, SYSM, MVC,
KrC, UYSM, VC, SC, Sena/Nausena/Vayu Sena Medal and Mention-in Despatch in HP State Transport Buses.

Benefits for war widows/dependents of those killed/disabled in war including casualties of Op Pawan and Op Meghdoot
27. Preference is given for employment of wives and children in civil jobs.

28. One dependent to be given job.

29. Relaxation in age for employment of war widows.

30. Training of war widows and dependents of those killed/missing/disabled.

31. Ex-gratia grants to the NOK/50 percent disability*

32. Lump sum grant of Rs. 15,000/- to war widows for marriage of their daughter.

33. Ex-Gratia grant of Rs. 5 lakhs to martyrs of OP Vijay.

34. Soldier killed in all operation - Rs.3 Lac ex-gratia post Op Vijay.

35. Soldier having disability of 50% and above - Rs.1 Lac post Op Vijay.

36. Soldier having disability of below 50% - Rs.50, 000/- post Op Vijay.

37. Free bus passes in State Transport to war widows.

38. A War Memorial Hostel at Subathu for admission of children of war widows, war disabled and other HPTCs to enable them to pursue their studies. (Only for Gorkha personnel)

39. Two Children will be given free education upto graduation.

40. Widows are given priority in Indira Awas Yojna. 10 percent reservation of houses/plots.
*NOTE-Details may be obtained from Kendriya Sainik Board.

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CONCESSIONS AND BENEFITS AVAILABLE TO WAR WIDOWS/WAR DISABLED AND RETIRED/SERVING DEFENCE PERSONNEL
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Education
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Educational Concessions
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1. Children of Defence personnel killed or disabled in action, including casualties of OP PAWAN and MEGHDOOT, who are studying in educational institutions under the Department of Education are entitled to the following educational concessions (Authority: AG's Branch, Army HQ letter No.56268/Policy/AG/ CW-3(b) dated 17 Aug 90 and Ministry of Human Resources Development (Department of Education) letter No.F.14-1/94-School-1 dated 10 Nov 95).
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Admission into Professional Colleges
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2. Medical and Engineering.

Around 28 seats in MBBS and one seat in BDS and 2 seats in Engineering College at Annamalai University are available through KSB for wives/widows and wards of categories of Defence personnel in the following order of priority:

  1. Killed in action.
  2. Disabled in action and boarded out from service.
  3. Died while in service with death attributable to military service.
  4. Disabled in service and boarded out with disability attributable to military service.
  5. Gallantry Award/Other Award Winners.

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3. Reservation of seats in IITs.

A joint entrance examination is conducted every year by the six IITs for admission to the IITs at Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Banaras Hindu University Institute of Technology. Two seats in each of the above six institutes are reserved for 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.
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4. Reservation in Sainik and Military Schools.

  1. Sainik Schools. 25 percent seats for serving and ex-Services personnel.
  2. Military Schools. Reservation of seats for wards of JCOs/ORs : 67 percent & Officers : 20 percent.

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5. Reservation of seats in professional colleges for ex-Servicemen and serving personnel granted by States/UTs are covered in the later chapters under each State/UT.
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Accommodation in War Memorial Hostels
6. 35 War Memorial Hostels have already been constructed in various Regimental Centres. These hostels provide accommodation to wards of war bereaved, disabled and attributable/non attributable peace time casualties to enable them to pursue their studies. KSB provides Rs.600/- p.m., education grant for each child except in respect of non-attributable cases where the grant is Rs.300/- p.m., Location of War Memorial Hostels in States/UTs is detailed at Appendix 'B’.

Medical
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Entitlement for Medical Treatment from Service Hospitals for ex-Service Pensioners and their Families as per existing orders.
7. Ex-Service pensioners and their families are entitled to medical treatment from service hospitals under provision of Para 296(O) of RMSAP 1983.
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Medical Benefits for ex-Servicemen/Widows and Dependents
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8. Through Service Hospitals and Medical Establishments.

Ex-Servicemen, their families and families of deceased service personnel drawing pension of any kind are entitled to free out-patient treatment at Military Hospitals. These personnel can also be provided in-patient treatment in such hospitals subject to certain conditions. 24 MI Rooms and 12 Dental Centres have been created from the funds provided by the Service HQs and KSB for providing medical facilities to ex-Servicemen pensioners and their dependents.
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9. Through State Government Hospitals.

Ex-Servicemen can also avail medical treatment from their State Govt Hospitals as normal State citizens.
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10. Financial Assistance for Medical Treatment

  1. All ex-Servicemen suffering from serious diseases are given financial assistance for treatment in civil hospitals in case they cannot be treated in Military Hospitals and have not availed similar assistance from other sources. These are :-
    1. By-pass surgery, Angiography, Angioplasty, - 90% and 75% of Open Heart Surgery/Valve replacement, the authorization in Pacemaker implant, Kidney/Renal Transplant. case of JCOs/ Ors
      & Offrs respectively.
    2. Stroke, Arterial Surgery, Prostate Surgery &
      - do -
      Total Joint replacement.
    3. Cancer/Spastic Paraplegic, Dialysis
      - do -

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Notes
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  1. KSB has tied up with different specialised hospi tals in the country for direct payment of 90 percent and 75 percent of the stipulated amount on account of treatment of JCOs/ORs & Officers respectively. For the purpose, letter issued by KSB is required to be sent by the ESM to the concerned Hospital.
  2. Those ex-Servicemen who have been members of AGI/AFGI Medical Benefit Scheme and have already availed financial benefits from them are considered for financial assistance from Kendriya Sainik Board if they go in for subsequent treatment of serious disease and are not eligible for availing AGI/AFGI benefits for any further financial assistance.

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New Scheme
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Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS): Govt of India has announced ECHS for medicare of all ex-Servicemen in receipt of pension including Disability pension and Family pensioners vide letter No. 22(1)/01/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 30 Dec 2002. Details are given in Chapter - 9.

Travel
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11. Rail Travel Concession.

Govt. of India have announced free rail travel in I-Class/II-AC Class to the recipients of PVC, Ashok Chakra, MVC, Kirti Chakra, VrC and Shourya Chakra and the widows of posthumous winners of these Gallantry Awards alongwith a companion. (Ministry of Railways letter No. E(W)96PS 5-6/22 dated 23 Feb 96). The Govt of India has also announced that the scheme is applicable for travel in Rajdhani and Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi Express trains only for recipients of PVC,MVC and VrC.
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12. 75 percent concession in rail fare for travel in II Class is available to war widows including those of IPKF and Kargil casualties. This concession can be availed on production of the I-Card issued by the KSB.
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13. Air Travel Concession.

Following categories of personnel are eligible to 50 percent concession in fare for air travel in domestic flights of the Indian Airlines:-

  1. 75% concession to Recipients of Gallantry Awards of class I & Class II viz. PVC, Ashok Chakra, MVC and Kirti Chakra, Victoria Cross, George Cross, Distinguished Service cross, Military Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross and George Medal.
  2. 50% concession to permanently war disabled officers who have been invalidated out of service and the dependent members of their families.
  3. 50% concession to War widows of post Independence era.


CSD Canteen
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14. Canteen Facilities. In accordance with Army Order AO 32/84, Ex-Servicemen and their families and ex-Defence personnel with minimum 5 years of service are entitled to CSD (I) Canteen facilities available in units/establishments. Cadets/Recruits boarded out on medical grounds are also entitled to avail CSD facilities.
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Priority Telephone Facilities
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15. The following categories of subscribers are exempted from payment of Registration Charges and installation charges for priority telephones connection under Non-OYT/Special Category and are entitled to 50 percent concession in normal rental charges. However, Gallantry Award winners are entitled to full concession in normal rental charges. (Authority : Ministry of Communications (Department of Telecom Services) letter No. 2-47/92-PHA dated 19 Mar 93, circular NO 7/2000 dated 13 Jun 2000 and 2.47/92 PHA dt 18 Sep 2000):

  1. Gallantry Award Winners in the three Services (PVC, Ashok Chakra, MVC, KC, VrC & SC).
  2. War widows.
  3. Disabled soldiers.


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROVIDED BY THE KSB THROUGH AFFDF/RMDF/DMACP
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Financial Assistance from Armed Forces Flag Day Fund
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Grant for Construction/Repair of Houses. 50 percent of the grant, paid to War Widows, War Disabled by the State Govts for construction/repair of houses is reimbursed by the KSB subject to a maximum of Rs.10,000/-(KSB letter No.105-SB(7)/EC/91/KSB/D dated 16 Nov 92).
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. Grant for Marriage of Daughters of War Widow/War Disabled. Kendriya Sainik Board gives a grant of Rs.8,000/- for the marriage of daughters of a war widow or war disabled ex-Servicemen whose disability is more than 50 percent.


Financial Assistance from Raksha Mantri’s Discretionary Fund (RMDF)

The following cases of financial assistance from RMDF are considered by KSB:

Assistance to old infirm ex-Servicemen/widows of ESM Rs 1000/- p.m. fortwo years.
Marriage of daughters of ex-Servicemen/widows in penury Rs 8,000/-.
Repair of house for ESM/ Widows in penury. Widows in penury. Rs 10,000/-
Medical treatment Depending on the nature and gravity of ailment subject to a maximum of Rs 15,000/-.
Education of children of ESM/widows in penury Rs 100/- p.m. per child for ESM/widows in penury max of three children upto XII class.
Other cases in respect of - ESM/widows in penury. (like to exceed natural calamities, death or where RM/RRM feels that the case deserves sympathetic consideration) No single transaction accidental Rs 15, 000/-


Defence Minister’s Appellate Committee on Pensions (DMACP)
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Cases where family pension claims have been rejected or where disability is neither attributable nor aggravated by military service are given the following types of grants by the DMACP:

  1. Educational allowance of Rs 25/-p.m. upto three children of ex-Servicemen who were enrolled prior to 01 Jan 85. For personnel enrolled on or after 01 Jan 85, the grant is admissible to only two children. The maximum amount of educational grant is, however, restricted to Rs. 3,000/-.
  2. A lump-sum grant upto Rs. 2,000/- to aged parents of the deceased ex-Servicemen.
  3. Cost of sewing machine to the wife of deceased/ disabled ex-Servicemen.
  4. A one time grant of Rs-1,000/- for daughter's marriage.

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Appeals for financial assistance on rejection of pension claims should be made to the Defence Minister's Appellate Committee on pension within six months of rejection of the claim. The appeals are considered by the Committee based on merits of each case and the financial assistance granted which is, subsequently, paid by the Kendriya Sainik Board through the concerned Rajya/Zila Sainik Board.
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Tool Kit for ex-Servicemen Technicians. Out of Armed Forces Flag Day Fund, tool kits are provided, amount not exceeding Rs. 2,000/-.
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Reimbursement of Interest by way of subsidy on loan taken from Bank for construction of House to war bereaved, war disabled and attributable peace time casualties and their dependents. There is a scheme for re-imbursement of interest subsidy on loan taken from Banks by war bereaved, war disabled, attributable peace time casualties and their dependents for construction of houses.




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