Mr. Parrikar gave the assurance when a 27-member delegation of the ex-servicemen met him here. Assuring that he would do his work, Mr. Parrikar underlined that there were several interpretations and calculations and the Ministry was working on resolving them.
Ministry sources informed that Mr. Parrikar said that his Ministry would send its views to the Finance Ministry by February 17.
Describing the meeting as “positive,” Maj Gen Satbir Singh (retd), Chairman of Indian Ex-Service Movement said the delegation got assurances from the Minister on key issues pertaining to implementation of the scheme including “getting approval from the Finance Ministry before the Budget this month.” One war veteran with knowledge of the meeting said the delegation was assured of its implementation by March.
(Source- The Hindu)