Srinagar,The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, N N Vohra has accorded sanction to the establishment of four Zila Sainik Welfare Offices at Kupwara, Akhnoor, Reasi, and R.S.Pura along with the creation of eight (8) posts for each Zila Sainik Welfare Office.
A spokesperson in a statement said: “Presently, Ex-Servicemen and their dependents in Akhnoor, R.S.Pura, Reasi, and Kupwara, are required to travel considerable distances to visit the nearest Zila Sainik Welfare Offices at Jammu, Udhampur, and Baramulla respectively, for availing various welfare services.”
“By the opening of these Zila Sainik Welfare Offices, the Ex-Servicemen and their dependents in these districts will be immensely benefited, as these offices would now be closer to their residences. The Zila Sainik Welfare Offices provide a range of services which can now be easily accessed by the residents of these places,” the spokesman said.
The decision will directly or indirectly benefit over 75,000 Ex-Servicemen and about 3.85 lakh dependants.