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Army receives nod for two schools for martyrs' kids

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New Delhi | Sunday, Jan 14 2018 IST
 
The Indian Army received a nod for opening of two boarding schools exclusively for the children of martyred and disabled soldiers.The development came after the government put a cap on the education fee. "One of the schools will be set up in Punjab's Pathankot, while other one either in Secunderabad or Bhopal," Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat said on Friday. In the next three-four years, the school will be constructed and start functioning.The government was under pressure to roll back the Ministry of Defence's order putting a monthly cap of Rs 10,000 on education fees for children of martyrs and disabled soldiers belonging to Army, Navy, and Air Force.Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba in his capacity as Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee had earlier asked the government to revoke the order. There have been several representations made to the Ministry of Defence to revoke the order as it is likely to demoralise the families of soldiers.The decision to restrict it to Rs 10,000 per month was taken in September, 2017.UNI ASH PY SNU 1115

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