IEP Chandigarh, 24 January
Under the aegis of CM Bhagwant Mann,Chetan Singh Jauramajra, Minister Defence Services Welfare Punjab visited Directorate of Defence Services Welfare Punjab at Chandigarh. After introduction and the welcome address by Principal Secretary, Defence Services Welfare, Punjab, he was briefed about the functioning of Directorate of Defence Services Welfare by Brig Satinder Singh (Retd.). He highly appreciated the efforts being made by the Directorate of Defence Services for the welfare of Ex-servicemen fraternity of Punjab.
Jauramajra also discussed the problems being faced by the Department in its functioning. He directed that earnest efforts be made to fill up the vacant posts of District Defence Services Welfare officers and other staff on priority. He stressed that more pre-recruitment centers be opened in border areas of Punjab so as to wean the youth away from drugs.
He also emphasized that awareness about Punjab State War Heroes Memorial and Museum is low among the people. He directed that steps be taken through various measures to increase awareness and footfall of everyday visitors to the museum. He assured that Govt. of Punjab will take up the issue of signing of MoA of present Sainik School at kapurthala and opening of new Sainik School at highest level with Central Govt.
The Minister also appreciated the work being done by PESCO as a welfare organization for ESM. He assured PESCO for more vacancies for ESM in Govt Institutes. He directed PESCO to plan additional PVTIs and to shift PVTI Mohali to Sector 82 to reduce burden of rented accommodation. He directed that case be taken up with concerned authorities to reduce the pay parity between Punjab and Chandigarh DC rates.