DIRECTORATE GENERAL RESETTLEMENT (DGR)
1. The DGR has
overall responsibility for resettlement of ex-servicemen (including officers),
their widows and dependents and the disabled armed forces personnel invalided out of service. Various welfare activities
are carried out by Secretariat of KSB and resettlement schemes implemented through
the directorates of the DGR. DGR is
headed by a serving officer of the rank of Maj Gen.
The schemes of the DGR can be specifically categorised
under the following heads:‑
Resettlement Training General
3. The Training Directorate of DGR organises resettlement
training for retiring as well as retired service officers, JCOs/ORs and their equivalents
in other Services. Training programmes
are conducted through government, semi‑government and private institutions of repute
at various places in the country. Resettlement
training programmes cover a wide range of subjects.
These are modified from time to time depending on the job opportunities available
in the civil sectors. New courses are
added so as to increase the employability potential of the personnel.
While selecting the programmes, more emphasis is given to vocational training
courses so that skill development and enhancement is afforded to facilitate self‑employment.
Details of resettlement training programmes organised
by the DGR are published each year through Resettlement Training Brochures, separately
for Officers and PBOR and distributed throughout the three services and the Sainik
Board Organisation. These are also
hoisted on the DGR website dgrindia.com.
Resettlement Training Officers. The Training Directorate of DGR organises employment
oriented training programmes for officers to enhance their qualifications and enable
them to seek suitable employment after retirement.
The training programmes range from full time vocational courses of up to
three months duration to distance learning Diploma courses of up to one year duration.
The courses are conducted in multifarious
fields like Information Technology, Security Services, Entrepreneurship Development,
Business Administration, Personnel Management, Hotel Management, Tourism, Human
Resources Development Law, and Insurance etc.
Recently, programmes in ‘Training the Trainers’, Disaster Mgt, Retail Mgt
and Supply Chain Management have also been introduced for officers looking to build
successful new careers in the corporate/self entrepreneurial sectors.
The 24-week General Management programmes introduced in 2004 at Management
Development Institute. Gurgaon and Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow continues
to be very popular and have led to excellent job placements in the corporate sector. In order to meet the increasing demand
for seats, IIMs Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata & Indore, XLRI Jamshedpur and
Narsee Monjee Inst of Mgt Studies Mumbai, have also been empanelled.
In order to provide resettlement opportinuties
to Senior Officers of the rank of Brigadier equivalent and above, DGR has also introduced
Independent Directors’ Courses run by MDI Gurgaon, Bombay Chartered Accountants
Society, Mumbai (Jointly with SP Jain Institute of Management & Research) and
ASSOCHAM, Delhi. These specially designed
programmes enable senior officers to serve as Independent Directors on the Boards
of Directors of Public Companies, consequent to the revised SEBI regulation which
makes it mandatory for all listed companies to have at least one third to one half
such directors on their boards.
7. The service
officers undergoing resettlement training organised by DGR are treated on Temporary
duty up to a maximum period of 24 weeks. During this period they are not entitled
to any daily allowances. They are also
not entitled to traveling allowances.and free Railways warrants for the journey
from and to their parent units. 40
percent of the total cost of training fee is borne by the officer attending the
training programme while the balance 60% is paid by the DGR.
Resettlement Training Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR). The Training
Directorate of DGR organises employment oriented training programmes for PBOR from
all the three services to enhance their skills and enable them to seek suitable
employment after retirement. Resettlement
Training Programme for PBOR are primarily employment oriented vocational training
courses to enhance their skills and enable them to seek suitable employment after
retirement. The training courses are
conducted in diversified fields for duration of upto one year in government, semi
government and private institute spread all over the country.
The salient fields covered are security services, Management, Information,
Technology, Travel & Tourism, Entrepreneurship & small Business Management,
Technical (including medical) trades, non-technical trades, secretarial support
services, agro based industry and many other miscellaneous trades.
24 Week Management programme, on similar lines
as for officers, have also been introduced in renowned Management Institutes for
PBOR to improve their employment avenues at the Junior/Middle Management level in
the corporate sector. PBOR applying
for these programmes are being put through a selection process in the first week
of the programme. Holding a Diploma/Digree
in any field, besides being adequately conversant with Computer operations and reasonable
fluency in written & spoken English, are the essential criteria to be eligible
to attend these programmes. Three day
capsules on Second Career Transition/Preparation have also been introduced in all
Regimental Centres across the country for retiring PBOR in order to arm them with
sufficient information for a smooth transition to a second career in the civil market. Prospective employers and Industry representatives
are being invited to these programmes to short list and offer job placements to
retiring PBOR even before completion of their discharge/pension drills.
10. The courses are conducted
free of cost to the PBOR and the course fee is paid directly to the institutes through
the DGR budget allotted by MOD. The
course duration is treated as Temporary Duty and PBOR are entitled to avail Free
Railway Warrant and Travelling allowance for the journey to and fro from their parent
Training: Ex-Servicemen (ESM)
11. This was introduced in the
year 1983-84 as a Central Scheme with the aim
of providing resettlement training
to ex-servicemen who might have had no opportunity to undergo resettlement training
while in service. Job oriented training
is provided in various fields covering almost the same subjects as vocational training
for serving PBOR. The scheme has also
been extended to the widow/ on dependent of an ESM, irrespective of whether his
death is attributable to military service or not.
The list of courses, approved by MOD, has been increased to include 67 disciplines
and virtually covers every field under which an ESM could find a job suitable to
his needs. Duration of vocational training
under this scheme varies from one month to six months during which a stipend of
Rs. 1000/- per month is paid to trainees attending programmes outside their districts. List of courses approved under the scheme
has been forwarded to Department of Sainik Welfare/Rajya Sainik Boads of States/UTs
12. The Central/State Govts have provided a number of concessions
to promote employment of ex-servicemen in the civil jobs. There are reservations
in Govt Departments, PSUs/ Nationalised Banks and Para Military Forces as follows:‑
(a) Central Ministries/Deptts 10 percent
(b) PSUs/Nationalised Banks 14.5 percent
13. Besides, there is
10 percent reservation for the post of Assistant Commandants in the Para Military
14. Ex-servicemen have also been granted relaxation in age and educational
qualification and exemption from payment of application/ examination fees.
15. Besides, under the
existing instructions, for the purpose of appointment in Group 'C' and
'D' posts under the Central Govt as well as PSUs filled by the employment
exchanges, disabled ex-servicemen
whose disability is attributable to military service
are accorded Priority I. Further, upto
2 dependents of Armed Forces personnel killed in action or severely disabled (with 50 percent and above disability and who have become unfit for employment but disability
is attributable to military service) are given Priority II.
Widow/son/daughter of Armed Forces Personnel died while in service (death not attributable to military service) are also eligible for compassionate appointment
for Group 'C' or 'D' post.
It is to be noted that the reservation for ex-servicemen is at present horizontal
and not vertical reservation as being provided to SC/ST/OBCs. In the case of horizontal
resevation, candidates desiring to avail vacancies against a reserved post, should
obtain a certificate of the class to which they belong i.e. SC/ST/OBC from Tehsildar/Sub-Division
Magistrate of their area. There is no fixed point allotted to ESM in the 100-point
roster as are being earmarked for SC/ST/OBC.
Persistent efforts are being made through interaction and liaison with the
Corporate Sector/Private Sector to create more employment avenues for the ex-servicemen,
widows and dependents. It is advisable that ex-servicemen, widows and dependents
acquire the specific knowledge based requisite skills through training so that their
chances of employment in the business and industry are enhanced. All ex-servicemen
and widows registered with Director Employment at DGR are being sponsored against
requests received from the civil sector.
Employment Assistance from
Registration for Officers.
The officers can register their names for employment assistance with the Directorate
of Employment, DGR, West Block IV, RK Puram, New Delhi‑110 066 as follows:‑
(a) Retiring on superannuation
‑ Anytime during the last two years of his
Retiring prematurely ‑ after release orders have been issued.
(c) SSC officers ‑ 6 months
in advance of leaving service.
MNS Officers- On completion of contract term.
19. An officer is required to renew the registration every year before
the expiry date, quoting his registration number.
Failure to renew in time will lead to registration being cancelled.
The registration depending on the rank, will be automatically cancelled on
the officer attaining the age given below :‑
(a) Lt Col/Col Equivalent
(b) Brigadier or Equivalent
(c) Major General or Equivalent ‑ 60 years
20. Registration for
self Employment Assistance. Officers registering for self employment assistance
can register only for one of the self employment schemes (namely Security Agency,
coal Transportation Company, Toll plaza). Registration for self employment assistance
is done after retirement before officer has attained age of 58 and within three
years of retirement/release from service.
21. PBOR. The process of registration
should be started 12 months before the actual date of release of the ex-servicemen. The Officer Commanding of the Unit is
to prepare the Employment Index Card in triplicate and forward to Records Office
who after scrutiny of particulars will forward to the concerned ZSB/ZSWO.
He will be registered by the ZSB/ZSWO and registration number will be allotted. The ex-servicemen can also contact their
concerned ZSB/ZSWO directly for registration.
Every ex‑serviceman who registers with the ZSB/ZSWO has to renew his registration
once in three years.
22. Security Agencies.
DGR, to augment the existing employment opportunities for ex-servicemen, nominates
ex-servicemen security agencies established under the Companies Act by retired officers
for the award of contract for security with various PSUs and Private Sector Organisations. These security agencies offer self employment
for officers and employment opportunities to PBOR.
Separate guidelines have been issued for functioning of security agencies.
23. Employment by State
Govts- A number
of State Govts have provided reservations/concessions to the ex-servicemen in their
respective State Services/posts. These concessions have been highlighted under the
respective State concessions.
24. DGR Website,
www.dgrindia.com was commissioned in the month of Oct 2002.
It has information on schemes pertaining to all the directorates under
DGR. Various forms can be down loaded for a particular scheme. Employment Directorate
module has the facility for registration on line by officers and prospective employers
to search for officers seeking employment.
Coal Transportation Scheme
(a) Scheme only for ex-Service
officers – Those have register with the DGR
within two years
Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Damodar Valley
are sponsored against specific requisition.
of sponsorship initially is for five years, extendable upto nine
years subject to receipt of satisfactory performance certificate from
three officers form a private limited company.
Tipper Truck Scheme This scheme
envisages the attachment of one tipper truck to an ex-servicemen coal transport
Widows/Disabled ex-servicemen released from service with disability
pension deposit Rs. 85,000/- with ex-servicemen coal
nominated by DGR for purchase of a tipper truck in
(b) Coal company pays Rs. 3000/- per month for five years.
(c) Rs.85,000/- capital
re-imbursed to the Widows/Disabled ex-servicemen
after 5 years/renewed for another five years.
Oil Product Agency
(a) Eight percent
Defence Quota. The oil products except for kerosene
and naphtha remain controlled.
Under this scheme, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (P&NG) have reserved 8% of
the retail outlets of Petroleum &
LPG for War Widows/dependents/disabled soldiers as per the following priority:-
Priority-I. Widows/Dependants of posthumous
Priority-II. Widows/Dependants of servicemen killed
Priority-III. Disabled in War
Widows/dependants of those died in harness with
causes attributable to service.
Priority-V. Disabled in peace with disability attributable
(b) The eligible candidates apply
to DGR for issue of eligibility certificate based on the advertisement in leading newspapers by the various oil companies.
They then apply to Ministry of P&NG for specific retail outlets.
Ministries of P&NG scrutinize each application.
A dealer selection board appointed by Ministry of P&NG then interviews
the applicants, under defence quota.
A letter of Intent (LOI) is then issued to those selected.
(c) Special Scheme.
500 petroleum/LPG outlets were released by Govt for widows/NOK of personnel killed
in OP VIJAY in KARGIL Sector. A case has been taken up with Ministry of P&NG
to allot 50 of these outlets to disabled soldiers boarded out of service during
Army Surplus Class V B Vehicle
(c) Security deposit is
required in the form of Bank draft in favour of DGR
Fund payable at Delhi
(d) Applications are registered
by DGR and vehicles released by MGO’s
SEMFEX (SELF-EMPLOYMENT VENTURES)
Establishing of tiny and small scale industries under aegis of SID
(i) Project ceiling
- Rs. 15 lakhs
- 10% - 12.3%
(iii) Soft Seed
on soft seed - 6%
scheme is operative with support from NABARD.
(i) Operative in
rural areas. However, agro/food processing
be set up in urban areas.
(ii) No upper ceiling in farm sector.
(iii) Non-farm sector upto SSI limit.
(iv) Interest free soft loan assistance
is available under farm and non-
(v) Capital investment subsidy is available upto Rs.50 lakhs for cold
storages for horticultural produce.
(vi) Purchase of land for agricultural purposes and setting up of petrol
(vii) Financial assistance for rural housing including repairs/renovation.
Financial assistance for Small Road and Water Transport
(ix) Financial assistance for trading and business activities.
(x) Loan through banks.
Setting up of Khadi and Village Industries with support from KVIC.
(i) Operative in rural areas.
(ii) Upper loan limit - Rs 25 lakh.
(iii) 30% subsidy upto
Rs 10 lakh by KVIC and above this amount, it
will be 10% of the project cost.
(iv) Margin money requirement - 50%
of the project cost.
(v) Loan through banks.
Prime Minister’s Rozgar Yojana (PMRY) Scheme for Ex-servicemenPMRY
Scheme is a centrally sponsored subsidy linked scheme for setting up micro
enterprises in business, industry and service sectors.
Maximum age limit to avail loan
- 45 years.
(ii) Loan for business (trading activities including
agricultural and allied activities)
- Rs.1 lakh.
(iii) Loan for industry/service sectors
- Rs.2 lakhs.
(iv) Loan for partnership project
Commercial Bank Loan Scheme
(a) Loan Ceiling
- Rs. 15 lakhs
(ii) Coal Companies
(b) Promoter’s contribution - 10%-33.3%
(c) Rate of Interest
- As per RBI guidelines.
National Equity Fund
(a) Project Ceiling
- Rs. 50 lakhs
(b) Promoter’s contribution - 10%
(c) Soft loan Assistance - 25% subject to a maximum of Rs.10
lakhs per project.
(i) Soft loan
(ii) Term loan-as per RBI guidelines.
(e) Repayment period - seven years
including moratorium period upto three
Typewriters & Duplicators
(a) Ex-servicemen can apply for 5 typewriters & 1 duplicator.
(b) Released by Directorate of Military Regulations and
Reservation in CSD (I) of Low Technology
for 15% of 30 selected items for CSD (I) at
for 10% of 262 selected low technology items at Appx `G’.
Details of the scheme including the items is given at
34. Grant of Price Subsidy to
(a) Ex-servicemen unit supplying
stores to Defence Establishment to get
10% of total
value of Rs. 50,000 whichever is less.
(b) Eligible for five consecutive
(c) ESM/Widows must have
at least 75% of shares.
(d) Registered as industry for
not more than 10 years.
Milk Scheme & Safal Fruit and Vegetable Booths
- Nk to JCO.
- Not more than 50 years for Mother Dairy and 55
years of SAFAL
- Not below BEE.
- Rs. 60,000/
Kinetic Engineering Dealership
(a) Area of Workshop
-Min 500 Sq Ft
Area of Parts Storage
-Min 100 Sq Ft.
Area for customers
-Min 100 Sq Ft.
-Rs. 1.5 lakhs excluding spares and
Piaggio Greaves Dealership
utility vehicle APE manufactured by PIAGGIO GREAVES is available for dealership/service
center or for use as a load carrier.
Tata Bp Solar Light Dealership
Investment –Rs. 50,000/-
Be technically oriented to learn installation.
39. Dealership of Hero Honda/Kinetic/Appolo/Pepsi/Coca
Cola – Ex-servicemen, disabled soldiers and widows can apply to DGR
for allotment of agencies of these corporate sectors in rural/urban areas. Investment
ranging from Rs.2 lac upto Rs.10 lac is needed by the entrepreneur.
Mahindra & Mahindra
Price discount Rs.15,000-35,000/-.
2 years warranty.
Rate of Interest 10.5% on reducing balance.
Moratorium period of 12 months.
Repayment of Loan 7 to 9 years.
Kisan Credit Card.
Life Insurance Scheme for Tractor owner.
Scheme applicable to serving soldiers also.
Applicable only in Delhi. Employment upto 4 years,
renewable every year
based on performance.
(b) Officers upto 58 years of
age should be registered with DGR.
Bank Guarantee Rs.4.00 lakhs.
Operated on ‘Company Owned Company Operated (COCO)’ basis.
Remuneration Rs.22,000/- per month.
42. Director Publicity is responsible
for organizing publicity of various resettlement and welfare schemes for ex-servicemen,
widows and war widows/dependents formulated from time to time by Directorate General
Resettlement. He also maintains a channel of information between DGR and the ex-servicemen
through Rajya and Zila Sainik Boards and serving personnel who are potential ex-servicemen
of the future. Other responsibilities include :
(a) Printing of publicity material
including pamphlets, booklets, folders, posters etc.
(b) Publishing journals and all
other printed material, liaison with Sainik Samachar.
(c) Arranging Press Conferences,
briefing newspapers, news magazine correspondents on the activities of the organization
(d) Liaisoning with broadcasting
officer (Fauzi Programme) of All India Radio to provide support to Recruitment Rallies
and other publicity programmes.
(e) Organising prgrammes with
Doordarshan Kendra and Films Division for promoting the cause of ex-servicemen among
the public in general and production of news features.
Directorate of Statistics and Records
Directorate of Statistics & Records of the DGR
is entrusted with conduct of census of Ex-servicemen through RSB and ZSB in the
country. Some of the other responsibilities of the Directorate are as follows:-
To collect, compile, collate, analyse and disseminate statistics relating to
To formulate and monitor policy guidelines pertaining to status of ex-
To furnish clarifications concerning status of ex-servicemen.
(d) To undertake ad-hoc
studies and analysis of data
(e) To handle court cases
relating to status of ex-servicemen.
To function as Central Public Information Officer for DGR and KSB under
the Right to Information Act-205.
Zonal Resettlement Directorates
44. The DGR has five Zonal Resettlement Directorates co‑located with each of
the five HQ Army Commands.
These Dtes are the representatives of the DGR and are responsible to look after the resettlement and welfare of ex-servicemen in the respective Zones. Addresses of Zonal Resettlement Directorates
are as follows:-
DIRECTORS RESETTLEMENT ZONES
Brig K K Dhingra
C/o HQ Central
– 226 002
Bihar, MP, Chhattisgarh,
Col Mukul Dubhal
C/o HQ Western
Brig SN Yargop
C/o HQ Southern
Pune – 411 001
Col Basudev Mitra
246 AJC Bose
HQ Bengal Area
Kolkata – 700
Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya,
E Mail KSA-DREZ
Col Bakshi AP Segan
C/o 56 A.P.O.
* Army Telephone