(a) Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare under the Ministry of Defence is the nodal Department to look after the welfare of all categories of Ex-servicemen including war veterans. Its three attached offices namely Directorate General of Resettlement (DGR), Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB) and Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) are working in this direction. Besides this, Record Offices, local formations / units have systems in place to periodically interact formally and informally with the families of defence personnel killed in military operations.
(b) Number of soldiers of the State of Andhra Pradesh killed on duty during the last three years are as under:Year Army Navy Air Force
2009 03 0 0
2010 02 0 0
2011 02 0 0
(c) Various benefits / compensation are provided to the next of the kin (NoK) of the deceased personnel as per rules. These include Liberalised Family Pension, Death Gratuity, Ex-Gratia payment, payments from Army Group Insurance Fund, Army Wives Welfare Association Fund, Army Officer Benevolent Fund and Army Central Welfare Fund.
Above statement was submitted by MoD in reply of undermentioned Rajya Sabha Question:-
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-2071
Condition of families of defence personnel
2071 . DR. T. SUBBARAMI REDDY
(a) whether Government has any machinery at present to conduct periodic enquiry into the condition of families of defence personnel killed in military operations and if so, the details thereof;
(b) the number of soldiers of the State of Andhra Pradesh out of the total number of soldiers killed on duty during the last three years; and
(c) the details of the ex-gratia / compensation amount provided to their families in the State in each of the cases?
ANSWERMINISTER OF DEFENCE (SHRI A.K. ANTONY)
(a) to (c): A statement is attached.
STATEMENT IN RESPECT OF PARTS (a) TO (c) OF RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2071 FOR 12.12.2012 REGARDING CONDITION OF FAMILIES OF DEFENCE PERSONNEL.
** see above **
Source: Rajya Sabha Q&A
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