Government constituted a Committee in July, 2012, headed by Cabinet Secretary for looking into the pay and pension related issues of relevance to Defence service personnel and Ex-servicemen. The Committee submitted its report on issues namely OROP-Bridging the gap in pension, Enhancement of family pension, Dual Family Pension and Family pension to mentally / physically challenged son/ daughter of armed forces personnel on marriage. The recommendations have been accepted by the Government and are in the process of implementation.
In view of the existing mechanism available for redressal of grievances of ex- servicemen, there is no proposal to constitute an Ex-servicemen Commission. Directorate General Re-settlement (DGR), KendriyaSainik Board (KSB), and Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) at the Central level and Rajya Sainik Boards (RSBs) and ZilaSainik Welfare offices at the State and District level are already in place to look after the re-settlement and welfare of Ex-servicemen.
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Shri Mahendra Singh Mahrain Rajya Sabha today.