ASSURED DECENT LAST RITES (ADLR SCHEME)
A decent last rites can be performed only when there is sufficient money in hand. Here is the scheme called ADLR for all the ex-servicemen and their families in performing the last rites in a decent and honourable manner.
The word ‘Assured’, I presume probably was coined by the great visionary and the God father of the veterans the then GOC, ATNK&K Area Maj.Gen.A.S.Jamwal, who was instrumental in introducing the scheme w.e.f. 31 May 2002. The ex-servicemen community should not forget this great social reformer.
Unlike any government welfare schemes, one need not run around any where for getting various certificates from the revenue authorities. (One has to spend sizable amount to get the Funeral grant from the Zilla Sainik Boards) (The death certificate, legal heirship certificates are a prerequisite for this funeral grant) The funeral grants are kept pending for a number of months in the District Collector offices for want of funds. Whereas this ADLR scheme provides great relief from the clutches of various revenue officials. All one has to do is just inform the parent Canteen (over phone or through a reliable messenger) giving the full particulars of the deceased card holder about the date and time of death and the probable time of funeral so as to enable to canteen staff to make necessary arrangements as required.
A maximum grant of Rs.2,500/- is being paid to assist the family in performing the last rites in a decent and honourable manner. The amount will be given on the spot to the next of kin/expended by the Field staff for assisting decent and honourable last rites of the veterans. In the absence of Next of Kin (NOK) or on the request of the family, the responsibility of organizing the last rites will be taken on by the Field staff detailed from Station Headquarters. A photographic record of the event will be maintained for reports and returns/audit purpose. All transactions will be accounted for by the Station HQ and the dependent CSD Canteen.
As death is assured to every one so is the grant under the scheme. It is a noble scheme for the poor and down Trodden specially the 2nd World War veterans who are fortunately given canteen cards. All the canteen card holders are eligible for the grant (All Officers, PBORs and their widows) All veterans please be informed of this scheme and be helpful to the needy veterans and their families.