Civil Military Liaison Conference 2016

Civil Military Liaison Conference 2016

Chandigarh, 17th February, 2016: 6th Civil Military Liaison Conference was held today at Haryana Raj Bhawan, Chandigarh, under the Chairmanship of HE the Governor of Punjab and Haryana and Administrator, U.T. Chandigarh, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki. Many long standing issues as of transfer of 5.2 acres land for Air Force Officers Institute in Sector 31, Air Warriors Welfare Centre in Sector 47-B and Kendriya Vidyalaya in Sector 47-C, Chandigarh were resolved, which will benefit a large section of serving and retired defence personnel and their families. Exemption of House Tax upto 300 sq yard plots for serving and retired Defence Personnel was intimated as also the introduction of roster for reservation in jobs for retired Defence Personnel.
While appreciating the role of armed forces Chairman said that any country can progress only if its citizens feel secure and at peace. He emphasised the importance of holding such meetings regularly so that issues of the Defence Forces Personnel and of the Civil Administration do not remain unresolved for long.
Sh. Sarvjit Singh, IAS, Finance Secretary, U.T. Administration, who was leading the team of senior officers of U.T. Administration, ensured that issue of allotment of land parcels for a Girls Hostel, Armed Forces Tribunal, Primary wing of Kendriya Vidyalaya in Sector 47 and will also be resolved in shortest possible time.
The issue of providing a shorter route from Chandigarh to the Chandigarh International Airport at Mohali was also discussed and the Air Force Authorities have urged to suggest a workable solution. Chairman urged for a joint survey of the area for an early resolution of the matter.
Sh. Anurag Agarwal, IAS, Home Secretary, disclosed that as far as reservation and pay protection of the ex-servicemen on re-employment in civil administration is concerned, Chandigarh Administration has already adopted the Punjab pattern. Similarly, for giving compensation and concessional benefits to next of kin of deceased defence personnel, Punjab policy has been adopted by the Chandigarh Administration.
A short film on daily unit routine in Army and a resume on internal security by the DIG Sh. A.S. Cheema, IPS was also presented.
Lt Gen KJ Singh GOC in C Western Command appreciated the cooperation extended by the Administration from time to time in dealing with their issues promptly. He highlighted his concern for security of military establishments and Air Force Base in the emerging scenario of terrorist attacks in the recent past.
Concluding the Conference, the Administrator expressed his satisfaction on the issues resolved and called upon all the officers present in the meeting to work whole heartedly for the welfare of our nation, its citizens and the defence forces in particular.
Sh. M.P.Singh, IAS, Principal Secretary to Governor of Punjab, Sh. Vikram Dev Dutt, IAS, Lt. Gen. Gurdeep Singh, Major Gen. Subodh Kumar, Major Gen. Joydeep Bhati, Sh. Ajit Balaji Joshi, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh and Dr. Sukhchain Singh Gill, IPS, SSP, Chandigarh were also present in the meeting.

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