Better protection of veterans' rights

Updated: 2011-10-30 07:24


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BEIJING- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Chairman of the Central Military Commission Hu Jintao Saturday issued an order to publicize the Regulations on Resettlement of Ex-Servicemen, which will take effect from November 1.

Formulated with an aim to protect the legitimate rights and interests of ex-servicemen, the 53-article document highlights a series of initiatives designed for the appropriate placement of veterans.

State organs, social groups, enterprises and public institutions should give preferential treatment to ex-servicemen while recruiting staff members or contract workers, according to the regulations.

The regulations provide that demobilized soldiers who register for a civil servant examination or apply for a position in government institutions will be given preference.

Those companies or organizations which recruit retired soldiers will enjoy favorable policies prescribed by current laws and regulations.