Details of welfare schemes provided to ex-servicemen

The details of welfare and rehabilitation schemes, financial assistance provided to Ex-servicemen/widows and their dependents in the country including Bihar are given below:

  • Financial assistance/benefits given from Armed Forces Flag Day Fund (AFFDF) under Raksha Mantri Ex-Servicemen Welfare Fund (RMEWF):
S No Grants Amount (in Rs)
(a) Penury Grant (65 yrs and above)

(Non-Pensioners upto Hav Rank)

Rs 4,000/-pm         (Lifetime)
(b) Education Grant (upto two children)

  1. Boys/Girls upto Graduation
  2. Widows for PG

(Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Hav Rank) and upto two children


Rs 1,000/-pm

(c) Disabled Children Grant

(Pensioner/Non-pen upto JCO Rank)

Rs 3,000/-pm


(d) Daughter’s Marriage Grant (upto two Daughters)

(Pensioner/Non-Pen upto Hav Rank)





Rs 50,000/-

Widow Re-Marriage Grant

(Pensioner/Non-Pen upto Hav Rank)

If married solemnly on or after Apr 21, 2016.

(e) Medical Treatment Grant

(Non-pensioner upto Hav Rank)


Rs 30,000/- (Max)

(f) Orphan Grant

(Pensioner/Non-pen All Ranks)

  • Daughters of ex-servicemen till she is married.
  • One Son of ex-servicemen upto 21 years of age.

Rs 3,000/-PM

(g) Vocational Trg Grant For Widows

(Pensioner/Non-Pen upto Hav Rank)

Rs 20,000/-

(One Time)

  • Serious diseases Grant from AFFD Fund to Non-Pensioners ESM of all Ranks:
(a) Serious Diseases as listed below:

Angioplasty, Angiography, CABG, Open Heart Surgery, Valve Replacement, Pacemaker Implant, Renal Implant, Prostate Surgery, Joint Replacement and Cerebral Stoke.

Other Diseases: Where more than Rs 1.00 Lac has been spent on treatment



75% and 90% of total expenditure to Officer and Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) respectively upto Rs 1.25 Lac (max)

(b) Dialysis and Cancer treatment 75% and 90% of total expenditure to Officer and PBOR respectively upto a max of Rs 75,000/- per FY only.


  • Modified Scooter Grant: Rupees one lakh provided to those ESM, who are disabled after service with a disability of 50% or more and who are not covered under the scheme of AG’s Branch of IHQ (Army, Navy & Air Force).
  • Subsidy on Home Loan: KSB reimburses 50% of interest by way of subsidy on home loan from Bank/public sector institutions for construction of house to war bereaved, war disabled and attributable peace time casualties. Rs 1,00,000/- (Max)
  • Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme:  Total 5,500 scholarships are provided to eligible wards based on merit for the entire duration of the courses. The rates of Scholarship are as follows: –

(a)   Rs 2,500/- per month for boys.

(b)   Rs 3,000/- per month for girls.

  • Financial support to institutions involved in rehabilitation of ESM:
S No Organisation Quantum of Aid/Grant
(a) Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centers

(i) Kirkee


(ii) Mohali

Establishment grant (per annum)

30,000/- Per Annum per inmate

(i) Rs 1.20 crore

(w.e.f. April, 2016)


(ii) Rs10,00,000/-  

(w.e.f. April, 2015)     

(b) All India Gorkha Ex-servicemen welfare association, Dehradun Rs 12,00,000/- per annum
(c) Cheshire Homes

(i)   Lucknow, Delhi & Dehradun

Rs 15,000/- per annum per inmate
(d) War Memorial Hostels.  There are 36 WMHs which provide shelter to the children of War Widows/War disabled, attributable and non-attributable cases. Rs 1,350/- per month
  • Reservation of seats in Medical/Dental Colleges for wards of Defence Personnel as Government of India Nominee: A total of 42 MBBS seats and three seats in BDS courses are allotted by Ministry of Health Family Welfare to KSB for wards of defence personnel as a Government of India nominee. Priority I is given to wards/widows of killed in action.
  • Rail Travel Concession Identity Cards: KSB Sectt issues rail travel concession identity cards to war widows.
  • Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme: The Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) provide cashless and capless health care to ex-servicemen, their widows and children.

Details of various Resettlement Schemes implemented by Directorate General Resettlement (DGR) are as under:

  • Upgrading their skills by imparting necessary training to prepare them to take on new assignments/jobs and assisting ESM in finding re-employment.
  • Constant endeavour to provide employment opportunities in Government/Quasi Government/Public Sector Organizations.
  • Pro-active action to facilitate re-employment of ESM in the Corporate Sector.
  • Providing Jobs through the following schemes for self-employment.
  • Placement Assistance through on-line registration at DGR.
  • DGR Sponsored Security Agency Scheme
  • ESM Coal Loading and Transportation Scheme.
  • Coal Tipper Attachment Scheme.
  • Tipper Attachment Scheme for Widows and Disabled Soldiers.
  • Management of IGL/MNGL CNG Stations by ESM in NCR/Pune.
  • Management of Company Owned Company Operated Retail Outlets.
  • Issue of DGR Eligibility Certificate for Allotment of LPG/Retail Outlet (Petrol/Diesel) Distributorship advertised by Oil Marketing Companies against 8% Reservation Quota.
  • Allotment of Mother Dairy Milk Booths and Fruit & Vegetable (Safal) Shops in NCR.
  • DGR Technical Service Scheme.
  • Resettlement Training/Skill Development Courses.

Reservation in employment:

The existing quota of reservations in employment is available for Ex-Servicemen (ESM) in Public Sector Banks (PSBs) and Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSUs) is 14.5% in all Direct Recruitment Group ’C’ Posts and 24.5% in all Direct Recruitment Group ’D’ Posts. This includes 4.5% for Disabled ESM and Dependents of Service personnel killed in action.

The details of various benefits given to families of Next of Kins (NoKs) of Battle Casualties by the Central Government to them are as under:


S No Monetary Grant/Scheme Amount
(a) Ex-Gratia (Central) Rs 25.00 lacs to Rs 45.00 lacs
(b) Army Group Insurance (AGI) benefits Rs 1.00 crore (Officers)

Rs 50.00 lac (JCO/ORs)

(c) AGI maturity As per contribution accumulated along with compound interest
(d) Pension Liberalized /Special Family Pension

100%/ 60% of last RE (Basic Pay +MSP)

(e) Death-cum-Retirement Gratuity (DCRG) Based on length of service and emoluments last drawn by the deceased individual.
(f) Final Settlement of. Accounts (FSAs).  (Including Leave encashment & Defence Services Officers Provident (DSOP)/ Armed Forces Personnel Provident (AFPP) Fund As applicable. As per contribution accumulated along with compound interest
(g) Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA) Grant. Rs 30,000/-   ex-gratia grant to NoKs of deceased  soldiers.
(h) Armed Forces Battle Casualty Welfare Fund (AFBCWF) Rs 8.00 lac Addl ex-gratia grant to NoKs of deceased  soldiers
(j) Ex Gratia (Domicile State Government) As applicable
(k) Death link Insurance Scheme DLIS(JCO/ORs) Rs 60,000/-
(l) Personal Accident Insurance (Defence Salary Package Account) by Major Public/Private Sector Banks. Rs 50.00 lacs
  Total Entitlement (approx.) Rs 1.8 cr (Officers) and Rs 1.3 cr (JCO/ORs)
  Other Welfare Benefits/Schemes  
(m) Educational Concession children of Armed Forces Officers/JCOs/ORs missing/ disabled/killed in action                                   (w.e.f.  01.07.2017)


Full reimbursement of tuition fee and bus/actual fare.

Full reimbursement of Hostel Charges for those studying in boarding schools and colleges.

Books/Stationary: upto Rs. 2,000/-per annum

Uniform cost where compulsory: upto Rs. 2,000/-  per annum

Clothing: upto Rs. 700 per annum per student


(n) Higher Education to Widows: –

(a)  Graduation

(b)  Post Graduation

(c)  Professional Courses


Rs 20,000/-

Rs 25,000/-

Rs 50,000/-

(o) One-time Computer Grant (Applicable after 1st degree course/Graduation & above) Rs 35,000/-
(p) Medical Facilities to the dependents/NOKs ECHS (Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme) provides cashless health care to war-widows/war disabled defence personnel and their NoKs. War Widows are not required to pay the membership fee.
(q) Marriage Grant A grant of Rs 1,00,000/- is given for marriage of daughters, widow re-marriage and orphan son’s marriage of battle casualties (fatal), physical casualties (fatal).
(r) Vocational Training Grant Rs 20,000/- (One time) for Widows (Pensioner/Non-Pensioners upto Hav. Rank)
(s) Railway Travel Concession Ministry of Railways provides concessions (upto 75%) on tickets to widows of martyrs and Complementary Card Passes to Chakra awardees and their widows.
(t) Telephone Concession Department of Telecommunication provides full and 50% concessions in rental charges to Chakra awardees and war widows respectively.
(u) Government accommodation Retention Retention of Govt married accommodation for two years from the death of the Individual extended by one and a half year with the approval of the Competent Authority.
(v) Reservation/Priority Defence Housing Schemes


Reservation (upto 3%) / Priority in Army Welfare Housing Organization (AWHO) and Air Force Naval Housing Board (AFNHB dwelling units for Widow/Parents of Battle Casualties/Fatal Casualties.

Ordnance Factory Nalanda, is a unit of Munitions India Limited (MIL), situated at Rajgir.

There is no other unit of MIL at Rajgir. This factory is engaged in manufacturing of ammunition & explosives.

There are already three Unit Run Canteen (URCs) in Nalanda District. No proposal for opening of New URC in Nalanda District has been received.

Also, there is no plan to set up Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) polyclinic in Nalanda District.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt in a written reply to Shri Kaushalendra Kumar in Lok Sabha today.