Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Welfare of Ex-Servicemen - Defence Minister informed in Lok Sabha



Welfare of Ex-Servicemen

The number of ex-servicemen as on date in the country, statewise is as under:-

Sl No.

State

Number of Ex-Servicemen

1.

Andhra Pradesh

72801

2.

Arunachal Pradesh

1148

3.

Assam

42722

4.

Bihar

106997

5.

Chandigarh

375

6.

Chhatisgarh

1677

7.

Dadra Nagar Haveli

8

8.

Delhi

16887

9.

Goa Daman & Diu

424

10.

Gujarat

24433

11.

Haryana

217528

12.

Himachal Pradesh

110508

13.

Jammu & Kashmir

95282

14.

Jharkhand

11692

15.

Karnataka

65448

16.

Kerala

138114

17.

Madhya Pradesh

52596

18.

Maharastra

170431

19.

Manipur

7656

20.

Meghalaya

3041

21.

Mizoram

3723

22.

Nagaland

4677

23.

Orissa

34342

24.

Pondicherry

1153

25.

Andaman & Nicobar

823

26.

Lakshadweep

47

27.

Punjab

306743

28.

Rajasthan

167175

29.

Sikkim

911

30.

Tamil Nadu

129718

31.

Tripura

2257

32.

Uttar Pradesh

300643

33.

Uttarakhand

98326

34.

West Bengal

70399

Total

2260705



The details of schemes being implemented for the welfare, rehabilitation and resettlement of ex-servicemen is as under:

Training

Ex-Servicemen are given training to prepare them for civilian life. Directorate General Resettlement is entrusted with the responsibility of preparing both-Ex-Servicmen and retiring service personnel for second carrier. Towards this end Officers and PBORs are given resettlement training at IIMs and various other institutes across the country.

Self Employment

The following self-employment schemes are operated for the welfare of officers and PBORs Ex-Servicemen:

(i) Security agencies.

(ii) Allotment of surplus army vehicles.

(iii) Coal Transportation Scheme.

(iv) Allotment of oil product agencies.

(v) Coal Tipper scheme.

(vi) Allotment of BPCL GHAR outlets.

(vii) Mother Dairy Milk and Fruits and Vegetables shops.

(viii) Management of CNG station by ESM officers in NCR.

(ix) Management of Toll Plaza under NHAI.

Financial Assistance

(i) Treatment of serious ailments

(ii) Supply of modified scooters for ESM paraplegics

(iii) Tools kits for ESM technician

(iv) Financial assistance for needy ESM for house repair, daughters marriage, children education etc.

Prime Minister’s Merit Scholarship Scheme

4000 scholarships are awarded every year to the wards of ex-servicemen to pursue technical and professional course.

Funds for maintenance of paraplegic rehabilitation centres, Cheshire home and St. Dustan aftercare organisation and war memorial hostels.

Besides the above the following benefits are also available to Ex-servicemen:-

(i) Tuition fee exemption for wards of war widows/war disable ex-Servicemen.

(ii) Allotment of medical / BDS seats to wards of defence personnel

(iii) Reservation in State Government jobs and in professional colleges for wards of ESM/widows.

(iv) Reservation in allotment of house sites/flats.

(v) Cash incentives for winners of gallantry awards.

(vi) Exgratia grant to war widows.

(vii) Concession in fare for rail and air to recipients of gallantry awards, permanently disabled officers and war widows.

(viii) Legal assistance and exemption of court fee

(ix) 10 to 24.5 % reservation in Group C and D posts in Central and State Government, PSUs, nationalized banks and paramilitary forces.

Medical Facility:

Along with the above benefit 100 % medical coverage is provided to ex-servicemen pensioners through Ex-Service Contributory health Scheme (ECHS), who are members of the scheme.

State-wise details of beneficiaries/expenditure are not maintained, however during the last three years 4326 officers, 83079 PBORs and 2998 Ex-Servicemen were trained for resettlement. In addition 1,17,779 Ex-Servicemen were provided employment during this period through Directorate General Resettlement. The expenditure for resettlement and welfare during the last three years is Rs. 100.18 crores. Moreover, Rs. 2009.77 crores was spent on medical treatment of Ex-Servicemen and their dependents.

The amount for rehabilitation of Ex-Servicemen is based on the yearly requirement as projected by the implementing agencies. Ex-Servicemen are getting appropriate placements.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri Harishchandra Chavan in Lok Sabha today.
PIB

3 comments:

manisha said...

pl clarify that between 01/07/07 to 30/06/08 i was on eol with medical upto 28 nov 07 and onward till june 08 i was on eol without medical.my querry is that will i get incement for that period after one year or it may lapse for entire service.

anil bera said...

i am an eservicemen working in Central Excise, 2500 km away from homw town , i resquested for transfer to my home zone but authority no allowing me, please let me know is there any policy to have posting of ex-servicemen candidate to his home zone as i served in air force for 20 long year. i request you on humaniterian ground.

thank you,


anil.

anil bera said...

please let me the rule for ex servicemen to posted his how zone after reemploying

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