Def Min: Retention of Govt houses for martyrs’, battle casualties’ families extended to 1 year

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved a proposal to extend the period of retention of government accommodation and houses by Battle Casualties from all three Services to one year from the existing three months.

In view of the requirements and demands of the Armed Forces, the Ministry of Defence reviewed the existing provisions and recommended the extension of the period to boost the morale of Service personnel.

At present, the family of an Armed Forces personnel killed in action against enemy forces or whilst enemy air attacks are permitted retention of government accommodation and houses for three months and it has now been extended to one year.

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