A major project for accommodating senior citizens of the Air Force is being established in the vicinity of AF Station Tughlakabad. The accommodation will be allocated for permanent occupation of the senior citizens. Remaining accommodation can be used for both retired and serving personnel and their families. The Institute will consist of 31 rooms each for Officers and Airmen and will have the following :-
The Institute will be registered under Societies Registration Act and function under the overall guidance of AOA. All retired personnel above 65 years of age are eligible to become member and there is no age restriction for spouse. Officers and airmen who join this Institute will pay Rs.1 lakh and Rs.50,000 respectively as deposit which is refundable at the time of vacation. All rooms are meant to be double bedded and rentals of which will be decided later. If a member wants to stay alone, he will have to pay full rent.
In order to alleviate the sufferings of the widows of serving personnel killed in accidents, a scheme has been worked out whereby the widow would be provided with a shelter in arrangement with AFNHB. A subsidy of Rs. 1 lakh for Airmen/NCs(E) and Rs.1.5 lakh for Officers will be granted from the Air Force HR initiatives for this purpose. This subsidy will be contributed by AFGIS, IAFBA, Command HR initiatives Fund, AFWWA in the ratio of 60:20:10:10 respectively.
Admission to AF hostel will be controlled by the Management committee through Officer in charge hostel. The children of Air Force personnel (serving or died in harness ) studying in any local recognised school in class VI and above are eligible to stay in the hostel. Admission to boys of retired AF personnel is also open subject to availability of seats. Admission will be given based on seniority of registration.
Some Ex-Servicemen were finding it difficult to raise the initial amount, which they are required to pay the civil hospital for their treatment and 60% of which is subsequently reimbursed to them by the KSB. To overcome this difficulty, KSB has tied up with some civil hospitals wherein 60% of the expenditure incurred by the eligible Ex-Servicemen/dependents for treatment of serious diseases in these hospitals, will henceforth be claimed by them directly from KSB and the individual will have to pay the balance amount only for their treatment.