Mysuru, December 9 – City-based VeKare Ex-Servicemen Trust (VKET) urged Defense Minister Rajnath Singh to take immediate action to secure disability pension and other facilities under the scheme Former Military Contributory Health Officer (ECHS) to Gentlemen Officer Cadets invalidated and discharged home due to injuries sustained during military training at the National Defense Academy, Indian Military Academy, Academy of officer training at the Air Force Academy and the Naval Academy.
VKET President Mandetira N. Subramani, in a letter dated December 1, 2021, requested that cadets be granted a minimum pension equal to that of ex-recruits (who do not belong to the rank of officer ) after their cancellation. / medically arrested due to injuries sustained during training. He said that even ex-recruits were not covered by the definition of ex-military and therefore were not entitled to medical treatment in ECHS and CSD canteens until their VKET organization took over. reins on behalf of ex-recruits at the time. year 1990.
Seriously objecting to the lousy treatment of cadets, who suffered injuries during dangerous and difficult training, Subramani cited the cases of two ex-recruits (Army No. 2783481, Ex-Recruit PP Poonacha, intern under Maratha Light Infantry, who is from Bhagamandala to Kodagu and Army No. 2604765-H, ex-recruit Hanumantharayappa, trainee under the Madras regiment who is from Ashokapuram to Mysuru) who have been represented to the authorities of the army in 1990 and 2005 respectively.
After extensive correspondence and communication, the policy regarding the definition of ex-military was amended to include ex-recruits who have been disabled with service / disability pension due to injuries sustained during training as defined by former soldiers. Subsequently, these ex-recruits were eligible for all facilities and benefits such as cashless medical care under ECHS and CSD facilities, he said.
“If no justice is served to the ‘officer cadets’ who are hospitalized and sent home due to injuries sustained during military training, the youth of our country would think twice about a career in the armed forces “Subramani said in his letter to the defense minister. Subramani himself is a veteran IAF sergeant and the Hon. Advisor to the Kodagu Ex-Servicemen Welfare Association, Mysore East.