‘Conduct Sainik Adalat once in three months’

Last Updated 07 March 2019, 18:51 IST

The district administration should conduct Sainik Adalat at least once in three months, said Ex-servicemen Association President B A Cariappa.

“The district administration has been neglecting the welfare of ex-servicemen.” Cariappa said 15,000 ex-servicemen live in Kodagu. But not all get the facilities provided by state government and district administration.

District In-charge Minister Sa Ra Mahesh has not conducted even a single ‘Sainik Adalat’. The district administration has not taken action although a memorandum has been submitted by ex-servicemen in this regard, he added.

“Around 250 ex-servicemen have applied for allocation of Paisari land. But the files are lying unattended at Taluk office. The district administration should inform the applicants at what stage the applications are.

“In other districts, the government itself offers land to ex-servicemen. But in Kodagu, the administration has not sanctioned land even though the district has contributed maximum number of soldiers.”

The seven cents of land, sanctioned to the ex-servicemen association, in Karnangeri village should be handed over to the association, he urged district administration.

He said that 50% concession was provided in house tax to ex-servicemen living in urban areas. “The facility should also be extended to rural areas as many ex-servicemen are living in rural areas.” The ex-servicemen, who have lost their houses during the flash floods in August last year, have not been compensated yet.

(Published 07 March 2019, 17:16 IST)

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