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LAYING OF FOUNDATION STONE FOR PPO AT BUTWAL

September 7, 2017

 

HE Shri Manjeev Singh Puri, Ambassador of India to Nepal laid the foundation stone for Pension Paying Office (PPO) at Butwal on 04 Sep 2017 in the presence of approx. 6,000       Ex-Servicemen, family pensioners, civil dignitaries of Govt of Nepal and officials of Defence Wing, Embassy of India.

 

          Colonel Man Raj Singh Mann, Defence Attaché gave the introductory speech after which the Ambassador addressed the gathering, giving out the benefits of the upcoming PPO.  He also highlighted that this bond with the Ex-Servicemen contributes immensely to the bonhomie and strength of India-Nepal relationships.

 

 

          The PPO is being established in the present District Soldiers Board (DSB), Butwal land, which was established in 1995, along with additional land allotted by Govt. of Nepal on 20 Mar 2017.  The sanction for the PPO was accorded by the Govt of Nepal on 29 Jan 2004 and ‘in principle’ approval by Govt. of India was accorded on 30 Jun 2009.  This PPO will benefit approx. 45,000 Indian Army Gorkha pensioners and family pensioners in the region, in addition to the already existing PPOs at Pokhara, Dharan and MPB, Kathmandu, and will go a long way in serving the 1,26,000 Ex-Servicemen and family pensioners in Nepal.    

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