Khuga Bn helps ex-servicemen

13 August 2017

From Our Correspondent

CCPUR | Aug 12

The Khuga Battalion conducted an interaction session today at 27 sectors headquarter at Tuibong as part of the Ex-Servicemen Grievances Cell or Suvigya Cell.

The interaction session was session conducted by Brig. Ajay Kumar and CO Col. Mukesh Sharma and around 30 pensioners and widows attended the interaction. The main objective of the interaction programme was to address any other grievances and to spread awareness among ESM to come forward to Suvigya Cell. During interaction, the ESM were given awareness on various government schemes and forthcoming army recruitment rally in October. The Mobile Interactive Terminal for Rural Areas (MITRA) was also showcased during the interaction.

Under Suvigya Cell various teams were sent to villages for providing wide publicity about the initiative to reach out to the ex-servicemen (ESM) and Veer Naris of Churachandpur district and resolve their grievances and issues.

So far, Khuga Battalion has taken up 313 cases of pension anomalies of ESM and Veer Naris with government treasury and concerned banks to rectify the discrepancy and release the amount as per entitlement. The overall reimbursement due for ESM and Veer Naris amounted to Rs 2,63,88,457. Out of which Rs 1,17,82,406 has already been credited to 157 ESM and an amount of more than one lakh to 28 ESM in their respective bank accounts.

Health campaign

As part of Healthy Manipur Campaign, a Healthy Manipur Day was organised by Churachandpur Assam Rifles at various places of the district from August 7 and concluded yesterday.

The programme organised with an aim to enhance awareness among the people regarding importance of health and encourage them towards good health, fitness and natural healing.

The event was attended by members of civil voluntary organisations, school children and locals. During the programme, special emphasis was given on yoga exercises. The campaign had reached out remote areas of  Sanaikot, P Sajol, Hengkot and Henglep.


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