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Defence Minister approves extension of resettlement facilities to invalidated cadets

12:54 AM Mar 18, 2024 IST | IANS
defence minister approves extension of resettlement facilities to invalidated cadets
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New Delhi, Mar 17: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved a proposal for the extension of resettlement facilities to cadets who are invalidated on medical grounds due to causes attributable to military training.

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The decision has been taken as the cadets join military academies at a young age with the intention of joining as officers in the Armed Forces, showing a commitment to serve the nation in uniform, but are unfortunate in being invalidated, the Defence Ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

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For decades, cadets and their parents have been demanding such resettlement opportunities.

Every year, young cadets at military academies undergo academic and military training with the prime objective of being commissioned as officers in the Armed Forces. As per extant rules, such a cadet is treated as an officer only after commissioning. Instances occur where, given the rigours of military training, some cadets (10-20 per annum) are invalidated on medical grounds due to causes attributable to or aggravated by military training, the ministry said.

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The Defence Minister has cleared another proposal of the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare.

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