Sunday, May 8, 2011

Disabled War Veterans are now listed

Message from President Disabled War Veterans (India)
A few years ago, when we, representing the Disabled War Veterans, requested for certain measures both in regards Pay & Allowances and the initiating of welfare measures for such categories of personnel, to the Parliamentary Committee, we were rather surprised at MoD & Services HQ indicating to them that they were totally unaware of the number of Battle / War Casualties since no such records were maintained.

You are aware that proper statistics and data would help greatly, especially in calculating the expense to the exchequer to enable any measures getting past the MoD (Finance) and the decision making process.

With the assistance of the Adjutant General Lt Gen Mukesh Sabharwal and Lt Gen B V Nair, DG DCW, we undertook this gigantic task of obtaining and collating data of such personnel. We are thankful to all the Colonels of Regiments, Centre Commandants and Record Officers to have delved into their past records and produced the desired data. This Data, duly compiled in 4 Volumes has been handed over to the DG DCW, MD ECHS and Secretary (ESW) for future planning purposes.

However, our task does not end here. The Data of officers is not fully available especially of those serving, those voluntarily retired from service and others.

This is an appeal to all officers who are known to you or who see this mail that they should send me the data regarding themselves to diwave1(at)
1. No Rank Name
2. Unit Date of Birth Age
3. Theatre of War Where injured.
4. Exact nature of Disability
5. Percentage Disability
6. Prosthesis/Other
7. Whether Invalided out or retired
8. Other Health issues
9. Address-Temporary aand Prmanent
10. Dependant Family members with Age
11. Contact Details: Tele: Mobile: E Mail:
13. ECHS Card No
14. Dependent ECHS Clinic Name
Message from President Disabled War Veterans (India)
Comment: Commendable work. We need to have an online database which can be updated by concerned Officers, JCO's and NCO's.
Finance Budget 2011
A lump-sum ex-gratia compensation of Rs.9 lakh for 100 per cent disability to be granted for personnel of Defence and Para Military forces discharged from service on medical ground on account of disability attributable to government service.
FM Tax Proposals 2011

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