Inaugurating the Directorate, the Air Chief
said it gives me great pleasure to dedicate
the new Directorate to the Air Warriors, who have
contributed so much to the growth of the IAF.
The Directorate would provide value added services
to both our retiring as well as retired air warriors
and coordinate all aspects, hitherto being handled
by different directorates.
The institution of Directorate of Air Veterans
is an effort towards bringing under one roof,
the various departments dealing with different
aspects of Air Veterans, so that, the IAF veterans
do not have to approach different agencies for
their welfare and pensionary problems. This directorate
will function under the Air Officer-in-Charge
Administration (AOA), that would be headed by
an Air Vice Marshal who looks after the responsibility
of Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Accounts)
and would be re-designated as Assistant Chief
of the Air Staff (Accounts and Air Veterans) henceforth.