Dimapur (Nagaland): Assam Rifles recently organised a rally for ex-servicemen in various districts of Nagaland as well as in the Karbi Anglong and Golaghat Districts of Assam.
About 650 ex-servicemen attended the rally, which was held at the Urban Haat complex in Dimapur and conducted under the aegis of Headquarters IGAR (North) and 6 Sector Assam Rifles. Lt. Gen. H J S Sachdev, Director General (DG) of the Assam Rifles, said the welfare and wellbeing of all Assam Rifles ex-servicemen was of “paramount significance” and assured of taking measures for their welfare.
He also interacted with several ex-servicemen personally and ensured that he would look into their grievances. Lt. Gen. Sachdev also praised Major General M S Jaswal, Inspector General of Assam Rifles (North) and Brigadier Brijesh Dhiman, Commander, 6 Sector Assam Rifles for the excellent conduct of the rally.
The rally provided ex-servicemen with an opportunity to resolve their grievances related to pensions, CSD facilities, medical or any other aspects concerning them. The event included stalls manned by representatives of pension cell, record branch, pay and allowance office, Assam Rifles Ex-Servicemen Association (ARESA) and State Bank of India.
For resolution of any other issues, a “general grievance cell” was established in which specific problems faced by AR ex-servicemen were registered and on the spot advice were provided. For the welfare of ex-servicemen, stalls for Aadhar Card, CSD smart card, waste management, ICICI Bank, postal branch and employment forum were also established.
These stalls aimed at providing on the spot Aadhar/ Smart Cards, sensitize ex-servicemen about finance/ investment schemes and apprise them on employment opportunities. A medical camp comprising of eye specialist, ENT specialist and dentist were made available and free medicines were disbursed to the needy. During the rally, six Veer Naris and a war wounded Gallantry Award Winner were also felicitated.