Welfare of Ex-Servicemen

Welfare of Ex-Servicemen 
State-wise details of ex-servicemen (ESM) in the country as on 31.12.2015 is as under:
Andaman & Nicobar 25 Maharashtra 172314
Andhra Pradesh 58331 Manipur 7157
Arunachal Pradesh 557 Meghalaya 2423
Assam 34911 Mizoram 5858
Bihar 100437 Nagaland 2462
Chandigarh 10082 Odisha 35500
Chhattisgarh 5412 Puducherry 1706
Delhi 45426 Punjab 284401
Goa 2099 Rajasthan 170109
Gujarat 26299 Sikkim 1078
Haryana 280988 Tamil Nadu 123817
Himachal Pradesh 109697 Telangana 30427
Jammu & Kashmir 73575 Tripura 2573
Jharkhand 22848 Uttar Pradesh 348642
Karnataka 74225 Uttarakhand 122649
Kerala 169563 West Bengal 77835
Madhya Pradesh 44393

TOTAL: 2447819

Details of schemes being implemented for welfare, rehabilitation and resettlement of ESM is as under:


Officers’ Training:

  • 24 Weeks Management Courses at IIMs and other reputed B-Schools
  • Modular management courses like Project Finance, Academic Institutions, Supply Chain, Retail, Six Sigma, Seafaring etc.
  • Newly introduced courses for 2015-16 like Strategic Retail Management, Human Resource Management(HRM), Facility, Transition, Export and Import, Event Management etc, Corporate Social Responsibility and Jet Transition.

Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs)/Other (OR) and Equivalents’ Training at Institutes:

  • Security, Fire & Industrial Safety, Computer & Information Technology including ‘O’ Level, Hospitality, Tourism, Agriculture based, Business Management, Modular Management, Vocational & Technical, Medical & Healthcare, Library & Information Science, Legal Assistant etc
  • Newly introduced courses for 2015-16 like Logistics & Transport Management, Retailing & Showroom, Corporate Office, Material Management, Marine Engineering etc.

Courses at Regimental Centres:

  •  At least two courses are planned every month at all the Regimental Centres to provide variety of courses to the retirees on pension drill.


Reservation in Government Jobs:

The Central Government has provided for the following reservation for ESM for vacancies in the posts to be filled by direct recruitment:-

  • 10% in Group ‘C’ posts and 20% in Group ‘D’ posts. In addition 4.5% reservation in each category is meant for Disabled Soldiers and Widows/ Dependents.
  • 14.5% in Group ‘C’ and 24.5% Group ‘D’ posts in Public Sector Undertakings and Nationalized Banks.
  • 10% posts upto Assistant Commandants in Paramilitary Forces.
  • 100 % in Defence Security Corps.

Placement Assistance through DGR:

Directorate General Resettlement (DGR) sponsors Ex-Servicemen (Officers) to various Government organizations, Public Sector Undertakings, Corporate Houses, Private Sector, Central Para Military Forces etc based on their requisition for re-employment of ESM. The DGR sponsored ESM are re-employed by the requisitioning agencies after due process of selection by them.

DGR sponsored security schemes:


Schemes for Officers only:

  • ESM Coal Loading and Transportation Scheme.
  • Allotment of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited /Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Company Owned Company Operated Outlets PAN India.
  • Management of CNG Station by Ex-Servicemen (O) in National Capital Region.

Schemes for all:

  • Coal Tipper Attachment Scheme.
  • Allotment of Army Surplus Vehicles
  • Allotment of Regular LPG Distributorship Scheme under ‘Government Personnel’ Category
  • Allotment of Oil Product Agencies Under 8 % Defence Quota
  • Allotment of LPG Agency Under Rajiv Gandhi Gramin LPG Vitran Yojna.

Schemes for JCOs/OR Only:

  • Allotment of Mother Dairy Milk Booths and Fruit & Vegetable (SAFAL) Shops in NCR.
  • Allotment of Milk Shops of Gopaljee Dairy Pvt. Ltd. in Delhi/Noida.
  • Allotment of KIOSKS/Retail outlet of Gopaljee Farm Fresh in Faridabad/NCR.


  • Financial assistance for treatment of identified serious diseases
  • Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme
  • Financial support to institutions involved in rehabilitation of ESM
  • Modified Scooter Grant
  • Tool Kit of Ex-Servicemen Technicians
  • Benefits given from Armed Forces Flag Day


Amount (in Rs)

Penury Grant (65 Years and above)

(Non-Pensioners upto Havaldar Rank)

1,000/-pm (Life time)

Education Grant (upto two children)

Boys/Girls upto Graduation

Widows for PG


Officer Cadet Grant (for Cadets of NDA only)

(Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Havaldar Rank)


Disabled Children Grant

(Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Havaldar Rank)


House Repair Grant

(Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Havaldar Rank)


Daughter’s Marriage Grant

(upto 2 daughters)

(Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Havaldar Rank)


Widow Re-Marriage Grant

(Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Havaldar Rank)

Funeral Grant

(Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Havaldar Rank)


Medical Treatment

(Non-Pensioner upto Havaldar Rank)

30,000/- (Max)

Orphan Grant

(Pensioner/Non-Pensioner all ranks)

Daughters of Ex-Servicemen till she is married.

One Son of Ex-Servicemen upto 21 years of age.


Vocational Training Grant for Widows

(Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Havaldar Rank)


(One Time)

Steps being taken to provide better opportunities to ESM are as under :-

  • dissemination of information on Directorate General Resettlement (DGR) website regarding Open Competitive Examination for various posts, dates and syllabus etc.
  • signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) to conduct job fairs by Corporate Sectors to provide additional employment opportunities to ESM.
  • hosting of job portal by DGR wherein ESM can upload their Bio-data and corporate/other sectors can approach them and pick as per their requirement.
  • organizing ESM Job Fairs Pan India to provide an interface between Corporate & ESM.
  • regular interaction with corporate houses to generate employment opportunities to ESM.
  • Provision of opportunities to ESM through the corporate bodies like TATA Motors, AMAZON.com etc.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri Rajeshbhai Chudasama in Lok Sabha today.


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