STATUS OF ASSURED DECENT LAST RITES (ADLRS) SCHEME.
This scheme was introduced from May 2006, with a very good intention of paying a respect and Decent Last Rites to our deceased veterans on the funeral day.
A respectable honour was given to our Deceased veterans on their Funeral Function by placing a WREATH on the dead body / coffin by a representative form URC
( Unit Run Canteen), whether managed by Army, Navy or Air Force so far.
This happening / action was very much appreciated by general public at the Funeral function.
Unfortunately, this procedure is altered now, for unknown reasons.
That is, this honour is given to only Army veterans if the Canteen is Run by Army, declining the respect for other TWO forces, Navy and Air Force.
Like wise, the canteens Run by Air Force and Navy .
In fact, veterans from all three forces are Members of each URC.
The profit earned is from all the members of Army, Navy and Air Force.
When such is the case, why this discrimination – In our opinion, this action may be DUE to some superiority Complex or EGOISM.
By this act, the purpose of a NOBLE SCHEME is defeated.
We have represented to all the Three Directorate of three services,
Quarter master Generals, IHQ of MOD Army BUT NO favourable reply.
Now, at least we fervently request our Military Authorities, to forgo their thinking whether complex or Egoism, and extend the Noble scheme by placing a WREATH on the coffin to a minimum honour.
The demise Grant may be claimed from their respective Record Offices later on.
The Honouring shall be equal and common to all the veterans of all three forces with out any discrimination.
All our ESM Associations and Organisations are requested to represent the issue to our Military Authorities from their areas.
REFER: ADLRS : 95350/ Q / DDGCS / Advisory / 05/2017 dt. 08-05-2017.
Source: Indian Military Veterans
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