Zilla Sainik Welfare Office (KM)
Activity: Content listing and Categorization
Blank Sheets of paper are provided where participants are required to provide the details as per the following format
A. Enter Basic Details
Name of Content Manager : Smt Pinky Gogoi
Name of Section : Zila Sainik Welfare Office, Kamrup (Metro)
Name of Department/ : Directorate of Sainik Welfare, Assam
Directorate Government of Assam
Areas of Work Allocation (As per the Job Chart and may be multiple):
1. Registration and Issue of Ex-Servicemen/ Widows Identity cards to Ex-Servicemen and Widows.
2. Registration and Issue of Dependent Identity cards to Dependents of Ex-Servicemen and Widows.
2. Publication of Part-II Orders (Notification of Personal occurrences after retirement) which includes Birth publication, Death publication, Divorce & Re-marriage publication, Change of Home Address etc.
3. Settlement of Service Pension and Family Pension Cases which includes settlement of Dual Family pension, Orphan Pension and Disputed family pension cases.
4. Settlement of Army Group Insurance – Death Benefit Claims of Ex-Servicemen from various Record Offices.
4. Grant of Educational Scholarships upto Post Graduation for general studies and Higher Study Scholarships for Technical & Professional Courses.
5. Disbursement of various Welfare Schemes provided by the Kendriya Sainik Board, New Delhi and Rajya Sainik Board, Assam.
6. Rehabilitation of Ex-Servicemen Community which includes Re-employment of Ex-Servicemen, Establishment of Small businesses & Creation of Self Help Groups by Ex-Servicemen community.
7. Conduct of Mega Re-Union Ex-Servicemen Rally in collaboration with Station HQ 51 Sub Area, Military Camp, Narangi and Mini Re-Union Ex-Servicemen Rallies at various places under the jurisdiction of Kamrup (M) District.
B. Enter the functions or activities performed under each area of Work.
Note: If there are more than one Area(s) of work being dealt, then the functions under each of them to be listed down separately as shown below:
Area of Work 1:
Registration and Issue of Ex-Servicemen/ Widows Identity cards to Ex-Servicemen and Widows:
All the retired Defence personnel are required to register themselves at the ZSB / ZSWO where they propose to settle down after retirement as recorded in their discharge documents. For this purpose, all retiring defence personnel are required to fill up their Registration Form in duplicate at respective Record Office at the time of their discharge. One copy of the duly filled Registration Form is forwarded by the Record Office to concerned ZSB / ZSWO by post and the second copy by hand through the retirees. Thereafter, the individuals are required to call on concerned ZSB / ZSWO along with three copies of stamp-size photographs, Discharge Certificate / PPO and other relevant Service Documents for registration of their names with the respective ZSBs. Application Form for applying for registration by Ex-Servicemen and widows will be provided by respective RSB / ZSB.
Categories of Ex-Serviceman for Identity Cards
The categories of ex-service personnel to whom "Ex-Serviceman Identity Cards” shall be issued by the respective RSBs / ZSBs:
- 1) Ex-servicemen (Officers).
- 2) Ex-servicemen (PBOR- Personnel Below Officers Rank).
- 3) War Widows.
- 4) War Disabled
- 5) Widows of Ex-servicemen.
Responsibilities of Zila Sainik Welfare Offices/ Zila Sainik Boards:
- Disseminating information to the general public regarding the Armed Forces in the country and constantly endeavoring to promote and maintain a feeling of goodwill between civilian population, service personnel and Ex-Servicemen.
- Monitoring the welfare of families of servicemen and Ex-Servicemen and assisting them in representing their cases with local administration or Defence authorities. Welfare organizers employed in each ZSWO / RSB play a crucial role in establishing contact with the clientele in their homes, listing their problems, needs and aspirations, providing in-puts on these to ZSWO / RSB, resolving these, and spreading awareness of the resettlement and welfare measures in place which they can avail-of.
- Giving information to general public regarding the conditions of service in the Armed Forces and to assist intending candidates in approaching the appropriate recruiting authorities for purposes of enlistment.
- Keeping a watch on the adequacy of the number of pension paying offices / branch post offices paying pension.
- Scrutinizing applications for relief from various military and civil charitable funds and making suitable recommendations.
- Granting financial relief to Ex-Servicemen and their dependents from funds at their disposal and recommending cases of ESM and their dependents for financial assistance from KSB.
- The welfare responsibilities of Zila Sainik Welfare Offices (ZSWOs) will encompass all such traditional activities which were already being performed by these offices with particular reference to the following:
- Settlement of financial problems such as pension and other retirement / release benefits / dues to Ex-Servicemen and grants and assistance in kind to Ex-Servicemen beneficiaries and dependents from the Central / State Govts or other Organizations such as the Indian Red Cross Society etc.
- Providing assistance for settlement of land and other disputes.
- Assist families of serving personnel staying separately during their absence away on duty.
- Promote and maintain under guidance of the State Rajya Sainik Boards, welfare measures in the District such as Rest House for Ex-Servicemen, old age pensioners' homes, vocational and other training facilities and hostel for children of serving defence personnel and Ex-Servicemen.
- Mobilise assistance for medical treatment in Military / Civil hospitals.
- Maintain liaison with other welfare Organizations such as the Indian Red Cross Society, NGOs and voluntary agencies to enhance additional sources of welfare and concessions for Ex-Servicemen and their families / dependents in the Districts.
- Maintain an Up Todate register of war widows, dependents and those disabled in action with a view to ensure their welfare.
- To represent KSB, Ministry of Defence (Govt of India) in Court Cases under their jurisdiction in which these Organizations have been made respondent.
- Provide Ex-Servicemen and family pensioners information about Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS).
- Ensure that their ZSBs are duly inspected by the Director, RSB every year.
The responsibilities of the Zila Sainik Welfare Offices (ZSWOs) / Rajya Sainik Boards (ZSBs) with regard to resettlement of ESM are:
- To maintain close and effective liaison for purpose of resettlement through employment of Ex-Servicemen with :
- Local Central / State / private industrial organization.
- Local employment exchange particularly in States where it has cosponsoring powers for reemployment of Ex-Servicemen.
- Local revenue authorities in connection with schemes for resettlement on land of ESM.
- District Industries / Block Development Offices and assisting those Ex-Servicemen desirous of setting up small scale industries.
- Assist Ex-Servicemen in forming and setting up cooperatives for their self employment.
- Provide all resettlement assistance to war widows, dependents and war disabled as well as to those who died / disabled while in service due to attributable reasons.
- Assist Ex-Servicemen in preparing of project reports for self-employment ventures and in obtaining loans under DGR resettlement schemes.
The other functions and responsibilities of Zila Sainik Welfare Offices (ZSWOs) / Rajya Sainik Boards (ZSBs) areas follows:
- Organize Armed Forces Flag Day under aegis of the President ZSB (District Collector) and Flag Day collections and any other authorized fund raising measures in the district.
- Organize rallies / reunion of Ex-Servicemen. Organize welfare meetings with President ZSB to resolve problems of Ex-Servicemen and widows, preferably once each month on a fixed day.
- Explore avenues for providing educational & vocational training facilities for Ex-Servicemen and their dependents to enable them to seek employment or set up self employment venture.
- Assist three Services whenever called upon to do so to disseminate information within the district regarding terms and conditions of service in the Armed Forces. Provide publicity for recruitment notice and for assistance rendered by the Armed Forces in times of national calamities. Publicize notification of awards of gallantry and other decorations, introduction of welfare schemes of service personnel and their families.
DEFINITION OF EX-SERVICEMEN:
Those who were released between 01 Jul 66 and 30 Jun 68 (both days inclusive) - Any person who has served in any rank (whether as a combatant or
not) in the Armed Forces of the Union, has been released there from otherwise
than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency
(Authority : Min of Home Affairs Notification No F.14/26/64-Estt(D)
dated 11 Oct 1966)
Those who were released between 01 Jul 68 and 30 Jun 71 (both days
inclusive) - Any person who has served in any rank (whether as a combatant or
not) in the Armed Forces of the Union for a continuous period of not less than six
months and released there from otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge
on account of misconduct or inefficiency
(Authority : Min of Home Affairs Notification No 14/11/68-Estt(D)/Estt -C)
dated 13 Feb 69)
Those who were released between 01 Jul 71 and 30 Jun 74 (both days
inclusive) - Any person who has served in any rank (whether as a combatant or
not) in the Armed Forces of the Union and has been released there from
otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or
(Authority : Cabinet Secretariat, Department of Personnel Notification
No 13/3/71-Ests(C) dated 14 Oct 71)
Those who were released between 01 Jul 74 and 30 Jun 79 (both days
inclusive) - ESM means a person who has served in any rank(whether as a
combatant or non -combatant) in the Armed forces of the Union, for a continuous
period of not less than six months after attestation and has been released there
from otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct
(Authority : Cabinet Secretariat, Department . of Personnel & Administrative
Reforms Notification No 13/24/73-Estt(C) dated 26 Oct 74)
Those who were released between 01 Jul 79 and 30 Jun 87 (both days
inclusive) - Any person who has served in any rank(whether as combatant or
not)in the armed forces of the Union for a continuous period of not less than six
months after attestation if discharged for reasons other than at their own request
or by way or dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency and
not less than five years service if discharged at own request.
(Authority : Department . of Personnel & Administrative Reforms Notification No 39016/10/79-Estt(C) dated 15 Dec 79)
Those who were released on or after 01 Jul 87 - Any person who has
served in any rank (whether as combatant or not) in the armed forces of the Union and was released/retired with any kind of pension from Defence Budget
or released on completion of specific terms of engagement with gratuity
otherwise than at his own request or by way of dismissal or discharge on
account of misconduct or inefficiency.
(Authority : DOP&T OM No 36034/5/85-Estt(SCT) dated 14 Apr 87)
Personnel of Territorial Army - Who are pension holders ;for continuous
embodied service, persons with disability attributable to military service and
gallantry award winners retired on or after 15 Nov 86.
(Authority : DOP&T OM No 36034/5/85-Estt(SCT) dated 14 Apr 87)
Personnel of Army Postal Service - Personnel of Army Postal Service , who
are a part of regular Army and retire from such service (that is directly from
APS without reversion to P&T Department) with a pension or who have been
released from such service on medical grounds attributable to military service
or circumstances beyond their control and awarded medical or other disability
pension shall come within the definition of ex-servicemen
(Authority : Min of Defence OM No 9(52)/88/D)(Res) dated 19 Jul 89)
Note : As per Govt. of India, Min of Def/Department of ESW OM No
1(9)/2010/D(Res-I) dated 20/21 Jul 2011, personnel who were on deputation in
APS for more than six months prior to 14 Apr 87 would also be considered as
ex-servicemen with all consequential benefits.
Recruits - Who are boarded out/released on medical grounds and granted
medical/disability pension. However, the operation of the OM has been kept in
abeyance for issuance of notification by DOP&T.
(Authority : Min of Def/Department of ESW OM No 12/1/2005/D(Res) dated 01
Those who were released on or after 10 Oct 2012 **
An Ex-servicemen means a person-
(i) Who has served in any rank whether as a combatant or non combatant in the
Regular Army, Navy and Air Force of the Indian Union and
(a) Who either has been retired or relieved or discharged from such
service whether at his own request or being relieved by the
employer after earning his or her pension; or
(b) Who has been relieved from such service on medical grounds
attributable to military service or circumstances beyond his control
and awarded medical or other disability pension; or
(c) Who has been released from such service as a result of reduction in
(ii) Who has been released from such service after completing the specific
period of engagement, otherwise than at his own request, or by way of
dismissal, or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency and has
been given gratuity; and includes personnel of the Territorial Army,
namely, pension holders for continuous embodied service or broken spells
of qualifying service; or
(iii) Personnel of the Army Postal Service who are part of Regular Army and
retired from the Army Postal Service without reversion to their parent
service on medical grounds attributable to or aggravated by military
service or circumstances beyond their control and awarded medical or
other disability pension; or
(iv) Personnel, who were on deputation in Army Postal Service for more than
six months prior to the 14th April,1987; or
(v) Ex-recruits boarded out or relieved on medical ground and granted
medical disability pension irrespective of the date of boarding
*** Authority: DOP&T office Memo No.36034/1/2006-Estt(Res) dated 04 Oct 2012 and this order came into force from the date it is published in
the Gazette of India vide G.S.R 757(E) dated 10th Oct 2012.)
*** Authority – Ministry of Defence, Department of Ex-servicemen
Welfare D(Res I) OM dated 07th July 2014 ex-recruits have been granted
ESM Status irrespective of the date of boarding out/release.
Note : The eligibility of the person to the status of ex-servicemen will be
governed by the definition in vogue at the time of his discharge and will not be
affected by the changes in the definition subsequent to the discharge.