Nov. 28, 2019

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved the proposal to extend the period of retention of government accommodation by Battle Casualties from all the three Services.


  • Families of Armed Forces personnel killed in action against enemy forces will now be able to retain government accommodation for one year. Earlier, this period was three months.

  • The provision will also be available for those martyred in enemy air attacks.

  • The government’s decision will not just boost the morale of the troops and their families but also came as a relief as shifting homes after losing a breadwinner can be extremely difficult. 

Source : The Hindu