Lt. Governor of Delhi-Anil Baijal on Friday approved a proposal of Rajya Sainik Board to increase grants of World War-II veterans and their widows.
Bajaj also approved a training grant of Rs 2,000 per month for National Defence Academy (NDA) cadets belonging to the city.
According to an official statement from the LG office, the Board approved the enhancement of grant to WW-II veterans from the existing Rs 3,000 to Rs 9,000 per month.
In the meeting, Baijal directed that measures should be explored to augment financial resources to boost welfare measures for ex-servicemen.
On the issue of exemption from payment of House Tax to the widows of gallantry award winners, the LG appreciated the need for the same and instructed the local bodies to examine and process the same for positive consideration.
It was also decided and approved that the NDA cadets, who are bona fide residents of Delhi, will be given a training grant of Rs 2,000 every month up to three years out of the Budgetary Allotment to encourage them to join the Defence Forces.
The LG advised officers to undertake such steps that augment the financial resources of the Board so as to boost the welfare measures for the ex-Servicemen and bring about a qualitative change in their standard of living.
(With PTI inputs)