In an attempt to reach out to Army veterans, and create an interactive mechanism, General Dalbir Singh, Chief of the Army Staff, yesterday launched a mobile app called "Veterans Outreach App". This will provide certain specific facilities to Army Veterans & Veer Naris on their android based mobiles.
The app was prepared under the Directorate of Indian Army Veterans (DIAV), which functions under the Adjutant General Branch and runs a web portal specifically meant for veterans and Veer Naris called 'Indian Army Veterans Portal" (www. indianarmyveterans.gov.in ).
The Veterans Outreach App has specific features like "Ask a question" and "Locator Services" that enable locating Ex-Serviceman Cells, ECHS Polyclinics, Station Canteens and Sainik Aram Garh's all across the country. The app also facilitates route guidance on a google map to any chosen service facility. A link has also been provided to a "Pension Calculator" on the PCDA (P) web site called ‘Suvigyai’ which enables a veteran to check his/her pension entitlements.
The App also facilitates "Findings Coursemates" from amongst veterans who are registered on the Indian Army Veterans Portal and thereby enabling them to reconnect with old mates. An additional feature incorporates providing links to various web portals run by Directorate General Recruiting, Directorate General Resettlement, Kendriya Sainik Board. Indian Army. Portal and Principle Controller of Defence Accounts.
The Veterans Outreach App has been officially launched at Manekshaw Centre by the COAS. The Ceremony was attended by the former Chiefs, a large number of senior serving and retired officers and members of the wider Army veteran fraternity.