Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena approved the setting up of four Zila Sainik Boards (ZSBs) which are responsible for policy formulation and implementation of resettlement and welfare schemes for ex-servicemen (ESM) and their widows. The four ZSBs are to cater to the South-west, East, Shahdara, North-west, Central, and New Delhi districts. The move will help up to 77,000 ex-servicemen, their widows, and dependents.
Key Points related to Zila Sainik Boards in Delhi
- The decision of setting up Zila Sainik Boards came from the 2018 report of a high-level committee established by the Central Government.
- The report recommended the setting up of ZSBs by the state government of the population of ESMs and their families is more than 7,500.
- It was decided to establish four ZSBs in Delhi with a budget of ₹16.69 crores, 60% of which will be borne by the Central Government.
- In 2019, the in-principal approval was given, and the Arvind Kejriwal-led state government decided on the same.