Hyderabad, January 17: The Centre has agreed to set up an Army School in Warangal, announced Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao.
He told the state assembly today that a MoU in this regard will be signed shortly.
KCR made a statement on sainik welfare and government programmes in the assembly.
He said for the first time in the country, Telangana creating a Fund for the Army Welfare. “Every year, we will collect Rs 80 Core towards this Fund. This Fund will be spent on the welfare of the Army personnel and their families,” he said.
The chief minister and ministers will contribute Rs 25,000 per year, MLAs, MLCs and MPs will contribute Rs 10,000 each per year towards the Army Welfare Fund. The employees have decided to forgo their one day wages.
He said the state was also extending double pension scheme to the retired army Personnel and their widows.
KCR said the state government also decided to give a substantial cash award to the gallantry awardees much more than that is being offered in other states.
The government has decided to apply uniform compensation and other facilities to the army personnel died in action and those lost their lives for other reasons such as accidents and illness.
KCR sad an Advisory Council for Sainik Welfare was formed to suggest more measures for the welfare of the army personnel from time to time.