Department of Sainik Welfare runs vocational training centres affiliated with Punjab Technical University/Language Department, Government of Punjab at Amritsar, Jalandhar, Patiala, Gurdaspur, Ropar, Faridkot and Chandigarh where Ex-servicemen/widows/their wards are being trained. Details of Training are as follows:-
ELIGIBILITY CRITERION. The course is conducted for the Ex-servicemen, their widows, wards of ex-servicemen and serving defence personnel of the three services. In very rare cases we accept the wards of Para Military Forces/Police personnel. In exceptional cases we may accept very few other deserving candidates. Minimum and desirable educational qualification required for entry into this course is as follows:-
a). Basic qualification to join the course is 10+2 (Medical, Non Medical, Commerce or any other subject with Mathematics stream) with at least 50% marks from PSEB/CBSE/ICSE etc or equivalent. or
b). Diploma in engineering from any recognized Polytechnic of 3 years duration after 10th class.
c). Higher qualification candidates will be given preference.
Jalandhar, Ropar, Faridkot & Amritsar
a). Matric First Division (Punjabi compulsory)
b). 10+2 Second Division (Punjabi compulsory).;
c). Preference will be given to the candidates having higher qualifications.
Jalandhar, Ropar, Faridkot & Amritsar
For recruitment into the Army, Navy, Air Force in NER & MER and Paramilitary/State Forces, pre-recruitment training is conducted at Jalandhar, Patiala, Amritsar and Gurdaspur.
Eligibility Conditions for entry into the Army
Physical Fitness Soldier GD Clerk GD/SKT
a). Height 170 cm 162 cm
b). Chest 77-82 cm 77-82 cm
c). Weight 50 Kg 50 Kg
d). Educational Qualifications 10th/SSLC Min 45% marks 10th/SSLC (With Eng & Math) Min 45% marks
e). Age 17 to 20 Yrs 17 to 22 Yrs
(Note : Wards of Ex-servicemen/serving soldiers are allowed relaxation of 2 cm in Height, 1 cm in Chest and 2 Kg in Weight)
Eligibility Conditions for entry into Para Military Forces
a). Wards of Exsm/Widows should be Matric.
b). Age between 18 to 23 years.( Relaxation of 5 yrs for SC and 3 Yrs for OBC candidates).
c). Height 170 cm.
d). Chest 77-82 cm.
e). Weight 50 Kgs.
(Note : Duration of cadres is 6 weeks)
  • All ESM/their widows/dependents who are not in receipt of any kind of Pension and have not been     provided any assistance by State Govt or any other source for the purpose.
Course Categories & Fee/Charges Period
ESM retd within 5 yrs War Widow/ one Dependent Child Other ESM/ Widows/ Wards & Dep. Of serving pers SC/ST Govt Emp/ Wards Deptt. Emp/ Dep CIVILIANS
No PTU fee. Adm Chgs Rs. 300 pm
No PTU fee. Adm Chgs Rs. 300 pm
No PTU fee. Adm Chgs Rs. 300 pm
No PTU fee. Adm Chgs Rs. 300 pm NA
PTU fee Rs. 13000 Adm fee Rs. 500/- Sep to Aug
-do- NA
PTU fee Rs. 15000 Adm fee Rs. 500/- Sep to Aug
Basic Computer Application Course
No fee
Self or one dep. Child no fee
Rs. 1100/- entire course
Rs. 1100/- entire course Rs. 1600/- entire course
Rs. 1350/- entire course
Rs. 2200 entire course 3 months duration
Spoken English incl Grammer Course
Rs. 1100/- entire course
Rs. 1100/- entire course
Rs. 1100/- entire course
Rs. 1100/- entire course -do-
-do- 10 weeks duration
  • DCA & PGDCA courses are affiliated with PTU. Adm charges can be reduced by Director subject to     Income being less than Rs. 25000 per annum.
  • BCA course is affiliated with Director General Resettlement, New Delhi.
  • Death in harness on duty – Widow can avail facility within 10 yrs from The date of death of soldier     irrespective of the fact that the death is Attributable to military service or not.
  • Widow of ESM can avail the facility within five years from the date of Death of ESM if the death is within     5 years from the date of retirement.