August 11, 2014 …. The 19th meeting of Rajya Sainik Board was held on under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Shri B. Vijayan at Secretariat, Porvorim today. The meeting discussed several issues pertaining to the welfare of retired personnel in the force including army, air force and navy and with due consideration to widows, their dependants and serving soldiers’ families of the state of Goa.
The meeting also discussed resumption of land for agricultural purpose, exemption of VAT on home appliances, motor vehicles and other items for defence personnel, serving as well as retired.
Mobiilisationof funds. Release of souvenir, Presentation of trophies during armed forces flag day, Achieveers awards, Advertisements through local radio and news channels, Blood donation camp and others issues were discussed.
As regards patriotic song during the AFFD function, the same of well know singer Samiksha Bhobe Kakodkar was proposed and approved by the board for this year’s flag day function at Raj Bhavan.
The meeting was attended by Station Commander 2STC Brig. Harvijay Singh, Commander Indirijit Singh, HQ Goa naval Area, Vasco, Shri Arun Dessai , Director Transport, Shri Menino D’Souza, Comissioner of Excise, Shri J. B.. Bhingui, Registrar of Co-operative Societies, Panaji, Additional Collector North Goa Shri Swapnil Naik, Additional Colelctor South Goa Shri D. S. Morajkar, Director of Education Shri Anil Powar. Superintendent of Police (H.Q) Shri Vishram Borkar, Director of Sports and Youth Affairs, Shri Yeshwant Tawade, DFES Shri A. Menon and others attended the meeting.
Secretary of the Department of Sainik Welfare Major Venugopal Nair gave a presentation about the welfare projects and programmes concerning the Ex-servicemen and the and the issues pertaining to them.
The 5th executive Committee meeting of Special fund for reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Ex-Servicemen was also held in the conference of Chief Secretary at Secretariat today which was Chaired by Chief Secretary Shri B. Vijayan.
The meeting was attended by Station Commander 2STC Brig. Harvijay Singh, Additional Collector North Goa Shri Swapnil Naik, Additional Collector South Goa Shri D. S. Morajkar, Commander Anup P. Keny (Retd.), Lt. Col. K. F.D’Lima (Retd.) and others.
Matters lie financial assistance and handicapped grant to the old inform non pensioner Ex-servicemen/widows and the handicapped wards of ex-servicemen/widows having 40 percent disability, financial assistance, Scholarship and Special Scholarship cases, Medical Reimbursement and other issues were discussed at the meeting.
Secretary of the Department of Sainik Welfare Major Venugopal Nair gave a presentation.