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Delhi LG VK Saxena Approved Four Zila Sainik Boards

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.

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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.

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