Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has launched the website for enabling citizens to contribute for Armed Forces Battle Casualties Welfare Fund.

 

What is it?

  • It is a Tri service fund, utilised for grant of immediate financial assistance of ex-gratia, to the next of kin and dependents of battle casualties.
  • It has been set up under Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare (ESW), Ministry of Defence.
  • The fund has been created under the Charitable Endowments Act, 1890.
  • Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan to be the ‘Goodwill Ambassador’.