August 13, 2014 …. The 5th Executive Committee meeting of Special fund for reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Ex-Servicemen was held in the conference of Chief Secretary at Secretariat yesterday 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 like financial assistance and handicapped grant to the old infirm 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.
Medical reimbursement to the non pensioner Ex-Servicemen and their dependents has been enhanced to Rs. 25,000/- from Rs. 10,000. Decision was also taken to organize contact programme with the help both the district collectorates.
Secretary of the Department of Sainik Welfare Major Venugopal Nair gave a presentation.
The 19th meeting of Rajya Sainik Board was also held on under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Shri B. Vijayan at Secretariat, Porvorim yesterday. 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 decided to hold Armed Forces Flag day on December 7. Other issues discussed are mobilization of funds. Release of souvenir, Presentation of trophies during armed forces flag day, Achievers awards, Advertisements through local radio and news channels, It was decided to hold Blood donation camp in the first week of December. 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.