Srinagar, Jul 27: 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 creation of eight (8) posts for each Zila Sainik Welfare Office.
Presently, Ex-Servicemen and their dependants in Akhnoor, R.S.Pura, Reasi and Kupwara, are required to travel considerable distances to visit the nearest ZilaSainik Welfare Offices at Jammu, Udhampur and Baramulla respectively, for availing various welfare services. By opening of these Zila Sainik Welfare Offices, the Ex-Servicemen and their dependants in these districts will be immensely benefited, as these offices would now be closer to their residences. The ZilaSainik Welfare Offices provide a range of services which can now be easily accessed by the residents of these places.
The decision will directly or indirectly benefit over 75,000 Ex-Servicemen and about 3.85 lakh dependants.