1. In continuation of Indian Navy’s ongoing efforts to reach out to the retired Naval community Veteran Sailors’ Forum (VSF) was established in April 2008 to provide focus to the welfare of ex- naval sailors, widows and their dependents. The Forum has grown to 13 Regional Charters has a membership strength over 3,500.
2. In order to further strengthen the bond with retired community and to provide a platform to them for interaction, a dedicated website for Veteran Sailors’ Forum has been launched. The URL address of the website is appended below :-
3. The website comprises state of art features, some of them are appended below :-
(a) An interactive directory of ex-sailors, in which records can be updated/searched and edited (presently a data on approx 30,000 is hosted and growing).
(b) All the information regarding VSF, its Charters, Office bearers, Memorandum of Association, Rules & Regulations etc.
(c) Details of Welfare schemes to ESM by Central Government, State Government, Indian Navy and other agencies.
(d) All declassified policy letters related to ECHS, Canteen, Pension and other welfare activities.
(e) All job related vacancies received by this office.
(f) Details of AGM/GCM of VSF and its Charter which includes pictures, minutes and status of action agenda points.
(g) Provision of posting online query/grievances
(h) Link to other important naval websites/websites useful to ESM.
(j) Independent Webpage to each Command Charter.
(k) Discussion Board
4. The website being regularly updated and suggestions regarding further improvement are welcome.
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