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Post-retirement,Army Chief to get govt quarters for a year

The officer had asked the ministry to give an extension of nine more months beyond the period as he would require the time to build a post-retirement house.

The Ministry of Defence has agreed to a request by outgoing Army Chief General V K Singh to retain a government accommodation for a year after his retirement. Sources said Gen Singh had put in a request to extend his stay at the Mandir Marg house that is earmarked for retired Army Chiefs for a period of three months.

The officer had asked the ministry to give an extension of nine more months beyond the period as he would require the time to build a post-retirement house. It is learnt that Defence Minister A K Antony agreed to the request and the extension was recently approved by the government.

Recently retired chiefs are given government accommodation for a short period due to security considerations and it is usual for the ministry to extend the stay on request.