MAIN FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF DEPARTMENT OF SAINIK WELFARE

Responsibilities of the Department of Sainik Welfare Punjab towards its beneficiaries are as follows:-
  • Provide assistance to the Ex-Servicemen and their widows in getting their pension and other retiral benefits.
  • To look after the welfare of widows/wards of soldiers and provide financial assistance to them.
  • Assist gallantry award winners in getting their cash awards i.e. annuity, and lump sum grant.
  • Provide old age pension to deserving Ex-Servicemen/widows.
  • Assist parents in getting the sanction for War Jagir and make payments.
  • Ensure timely payment of scholarship to children of Ex-Servicemen,
  • Financial assistance to totally blind soldiers/widow.
  • Financial assistance to disabled soldiers from Punjab Amalgamated Fund.
  • Ensure that widows/NOK of martyrs and disabled soldiers get their due financial assistance from the State Govt. i.e. Ex Gratia, cash in lieu of plot etc.
  • Maintain liaison with Centre Govt./KSB for getting funds allotted against their welfare schemes.
  • Assist Ex-Servicemen and their widows in getting Daughters’ Marriage Grant from Punjab Govt./Centre Govt.
  • To monitor and ensure the implementation of Govt. policy for 13% reservation for all posts with Govt/PSU at the state level, and 10% to 20% in Gp ‘C’ and ‘D’ at Centre/Union Territory level as applicable to Northern Zone.
  • Rehabilitation of soldiers & their families affected during Operation Blue Star.
  • Organize jobs for the wards against Honour & Gratitude appointments.
  • To organize coaching facility to brilliant wards of the ESM for appearing in various competitive/entrance examinations conducted by UPSC, military authorities and universities (PMT/CET).
  • Ensure that the reservation in Educational Instititutions for wards of ESM is implemented.
  • Conduct exam for RIMC Dehradun and help children in getting admission in Sainik Schools.
  • To maintain liaison with DGR, HQ Western Command and all formation/Station Headquarters located in Punjab.
  • Maintain liaison with local industries for seeking employment for ESM/their wards.
  • Disseminate information to general public regarding the armed forces and for taking measures to enhance interest in Armed Forces amongst general public.
  • Organize rallies for Ex-Servicemen with a view to listen to their problems, take remedial measures and inform them about various Welfare Scheme of the Govt.
  • Organize celebration of Flag Day Fund and provide financial assistance from it to needy Ex-Servicemen/widows.
  • To ensure proper selection and nomination of Vice President and members of Zila Sainik Boards.
  • Act as Secretary of Rajya Sainik Boards and organize its meetings regularly.
  • Management of Punjab Amalgamated Fund.
  • To receive the Mortal remains of the soldiers who attain martyrdom during various operations, organizing their funeral in liaison with Army authorities and to provide succor to the family. Also to help NOK to get entitled benefits.
  • To organize the construction of Memorials and naming the schools/roads/dispensaries on the name’s of martyrs
  • To maintain the Sainik Rest Houses in Punjab to provide accommodation to ESM/families at subsidized rates.
  • To help the Civil Administration during natural calamities.