Haryana offers land to Army for setting up medical college in Panchkula

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Haryana Government has offered Indian Army to set up a medical college in Panchkula.
The Chief Minister Manohar Lal made this offer to Army Commander, Lt. General K.J. Singh, GOC-in-C Western Command while presiding over the Civil Military Liaison Conference-2016 in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
While lauding the role of defence forces in safeguarding the motherland, the Chief Minister said that state government was taking every possible step for welfare of serving soldiers as well as ex-servicemen. He advocated for good liaison between the army and civil administration and said that in case of Haryana, it was more important as although the state had only two per cent population of the country, its participation in defence forces was 10 per cent. Also, there are 2.82 lakh ex-servicemen in Haryana. Therefore, the state government would always do its best for their welfare, he added.
The Chief Minister said that state government had earmarked Rs 56.33 crore for welfare of defence personnel and ex-servicemen and in future these funds would be increased. He also enlisted various welfare schemes and programs being implemented for their welfare. He also announced a grant of Rs five lakh for the think tank “Gyan Chakra”.
Earlier, while welcoming the Chief Minister, Army Commander, Lt. General K.J. Singh, GOC-in-C Western Command thanked Haryana government for allotting  land for Jai Jawan Awas Yojna at Bahadurgarh and Karnal, educational institutes in National Capital Region and implementing other  projects for welfare of defence personnel, ex-servicemen and their dependents.
Chief Secretary, D.S. Dhesi said that the process for recruitment in Rajya Sainik Board and Zila Sainik Boards.
While highlighting the internal security situation in the state, Director General of Police Mr. K.P. Singh said that 46 Deputy Superintendent of Police, 29 NGOs and 2476 constables were serving the police force from ex-servicemen category. In addition to the ongoing recruitment of 1000 ex-servicemen, the CM had also approved recruitment of 3000 special police officers in the state.
A number of issues of mutual interest and grievances redressal mechanism of serving soldiers were discussed in the meeting.

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