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KTR promises to help ex-serviceman

Rajanna-Sricilla: Information Technology Minister KT Rama Rao responded positively to the request made by a former Army person. Responding through his twitter account, KTR instructed the district Collector to take care of ex-serviceman’s plea.

A retired Army person, Sheik Chand applied for a house under the double bedroom housing scheme and gave application form to Yellareddypet Thasildhar on April 25, 2017. As he had not got any reply from the officials, Chand’s son Sheik Taj brought his family’s condition to the notice of the local MLA and Minister through the latter’s twitter account.

Moved by the plight of an ex-serviceman, KTR tweeted: “will take care”. At the same time, he instructed the collector “Please make sure the ex-serviceman is taken care of”.

In a quick response, based on higher officials’ instructions, Village Revenue Officer on Friday visited the residence of Chand and collected all details.

After working for 20 years in Army’s Artillery Department, Chand had retired from the service in 1987. Since then, he has been staying in a rented house in Yellareddypet as he does not have own house. Chand, who has seven children including five sons and two daughters, is running the family solely with his pension amount.  Adding fuel to the fire, he suffered paralysis twice in 2011 and 2014.

Speaking to ‘Telangana Today’, Chand said besides Rs 7,000 for house rent, he has to spend Rs 11,000 for his treatment. So, it has become difficult for him to get treatment and run the family with his pension amount. Though he wanted to work to earn money, he is unable to move as his two legs were paralysed.

He would get some respite if he was sanctioned a house under double bedroom housing scheme by the State government. Though he made application for house seven months ago, there was no response from the district administration, he said.

Relying hopes on KTR, his son brought the issue to the notice of the Minister through twitter account. On Friday, VRO visited his home and took all the
details, Chand informed.


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