The number of ex-servicemen as on date in the country, statewise is as under:-
Number of Ex-Servicemen
Dadra Nagar Haveli
Goa Daman & Diu
Jammu & Kashmir
Andaman & Nicobar
The details of schemes being implemented for the welfare, rehabilitation and resettlement of ex-servicemen is as under:
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.
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.
(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.
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.