The year long joint ‘Research for Advocacy’ initiative was completed and document was submitted to Hon Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh. We are happy that the paper titled ‘Research and Advocacy to Address Issues Faced by Families of Armed Forces Families Killed in Action’ was accepted and published in the USI Journal July to September 2001 issue. The USI Journal is India’s oldest and most prestigious journal on Defence Affairs.
As follow up on advocacy efforts, MAGMT was among few NGOs invited for a Consultation by Secretary MoD in South Block. After the Brainstorming Session with NGOs/AWWAs/Associations/Individuals working for welfare of Veterans for formulating suitable welfare schemes under the Armed Forces Welfare Fund, minutes were shared for action by respective departments. Collaborative advocacy efforts to address gaps and review policy will continue through consultation with all stakeholders.