AIMS OF THE DEPARTMENT

  • The Department registers the names of Ex-servicemen and sponsors their names to the various departments against 13% reserved vacancies for ex-servicemen and is responsible for checking the rosters. Deficiencies in matters of reservation for ex-servicemen are brought to the notice of the Government.
  • Provides cash awards/land, annuity and other concessions’ to the gallantry award winners.
  • Grants Financial Assistance to the families of the defence personnel killed/disabled.
  • Sanctions War Jagir to the families whose son/sons serve in defence forces of the country.
  • Provides Financial Assistance to ex-servicemen suffering from chronic diseases like T.B., Cancer and major surgeries etc out of the Punjab Amalgamated Fund.
  • The Department administers the Punjab Amalgamated Fund and disburses about Rs.45.00 lacs (approximately) each year for the welfare of Ex-servicemen.
  • Provides grants to ex-servicemen for the marriage of their daughters.
  • Organises Flag Day Fund collection and helps the ex-servicemen with aid.
  • Organises rallies for ex-servicemen, with a view to listen to their grievances and to educate them about new facilities given to them.
  • Assists ex-servicemen in resolving their pensionary or other service matters and to look after the war widows and wards of the battle casualties.
  • Provides coaching facility, for brilliant wards of the ex-servicemen for appearing in various competitive tests by PPSC and Military authorities etc. Besides, coaching facility is also made available to the wards of ex-servicemen for admission to Medical and Engineering Colleges
  • Rehabilitation of Army Deserters.
  • Reservation of seats in Education Institution.
  • Liaison with Central Government recruiting agencies.
  • Liaison with Army and Command Headquarters and other departments of Government.
  • Holding of Rajya Sainik Board and Amalgamated Fund Committee meetings.
  • Nominations of Zila Sainik Boards.
  • Admission into RIMC and Sainik Schools.
  • Territorial Army matters.
  • Maintenance of War Memorials

Provides Basic Computer Education to Ex-servicemen, Widows and their wards for their gainful employment through the Sainik Vocational Training Centres being run at District Level and HQ at Chandigarh.