.  Organisation Structure and Role of Department
. Key Contacts
. Financial Assistance
. Employment Assistance
. Rehabilitation Schemes
. Educational Concessions
. Housing
. Medical Aids
. Other Welfare Schemes
. Sainik Rest Houses
. Government Orders/Forms
. Flag Day Fund
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1 Self Employment Schemes

Interest subsidy Scheme to  Ex-Servicemen for Self Employment 
Ex-Servicemen taking loan for their self employment venture from any Nationalised/ Scheduled and Co-operative banks are given interest subsidy for a loan amount up to Rs.1 lakhs for a period of 3 years.  The rate of interest subsidy will be 50% of interest charged by the bank for Ist year, 2/3 of 50% of interest in second year and 1/3 of 50% of interest in 3rd year.

Interest Subsidy on loan

  • All Ex-Servicemen other than who had left in service on disciplinary grounds who wish to start any self employment venture
  • Widows of soldiers

How to apply

  • Application in plain paper with project report to be submitted to respective Zila Sainik Welfare Office along with un employment Certificate (Self declaration)
  • Zila Sainik Welfare Officer will verify and recommend the case to the concerned bank.

Sanction  of subsidy

  • After getting loan and regular repayment for one year Zila Sainik Welfare Officer will verify prompt running of the scheme and forward spot verification report to the Secretary Amalgamated fund(AF).  Secretary AF in turn will sanction subsidy and forward a cheque to the bank concerned to credit the amount to the linterest portion of loanees a/c.  The same process will be repeated in 2nd and3rd year.

10 % of the stalls and bunks in Corporation/Municipalities/ Panchayat area are reserved for Ex-servicemen for allotment for re-settlement benefits
High-level action group constituted to facilitate rehabilitation of Ex-servicemen through self-employment
Constitution of State level committee for the implementation of self-employment for Ex-Servicemen (SEMFEX) Scheme.

2 Employment Assistance to Dependents

Employment Assistance to Dependents of Defence Personnel killed/disabled/Missing in action.

Employment assistance in State Government service is provided to one dependent of Defence personnel and GREF/BSF personnel attached to military duty killed/Disabled/ missing in action or died/killed/disabled in operational area/field area due to reasons attributable to military service in peace time conditions circumstances of which are identical activities during operational engagements.

The dependents are eligible for employment assistance only if the deceased/missing/disabled personnel belong to Kerala State by birth and domicile.

Employment Assistance to Ex-servicemen

Registration of Ex-Servicemen
Each and every Ex-Servicemen is required to register his name with the Zila Sainik Welfare Office nearest to his place of domicile or where settling permanently.
Zila Sainik Welfare Officer after completing registration, sends a copy of the employment index card to the concerned Employment Exchange
Officers:  Defence Officers are required to register with the Directorate of Employment, Director  General Resettlement.
JCOs/OR   are to register their names with the Zila Sainik Welfare Offices nearest to their place.
Ex-Recruits(Personnel medically boarded out during training) do not come under the category of Ex-servicemen, hence cannot register their name.

Sponsoring and placement
The Zila Sainik Welfare Offices have sponsoring power like the Employment Exchange and they sponsor eligible Ex-servicemen against notified vacancies by the employers.  The employers including both State & Central Government, Public Sector undertakings appoints suitable personnel after conducting written test/interview as per the requirement.

Ex-Servicemen Identity Card
Ex-servicemen are required to obtain Identity card from their respective Zila Sainik Welfare Office.  This is to facilitate establishing the identity of retired Defence personnel as Ex-Servicemen. 

Equation of Service Trades (defence) with Civil Trades
All technical and professional qualification recognized by the Government of India should be recognized for the purpose of appointment to various posts in public services in the State other than teaching posts.

Employment Reservation
All posts in the Department of Sainik Welfare are exclusively reserved for Ex-Servicemen.
Civilian posts in the NCC Department are reserved for Ex-Servicemen.
10% of Vacancies for the post of Livestock Inspectors in the Animal Husbandry Department through Direct Recruitment are reserved for the Ex-Servicemen personnel, their dependants and also to the dependants of serving personnel.
The post of Sergeants in Various Departments of the State are reserved for Ex-Servicemen.
10% of the vacancies are reserved to wives and children of Jawans for appointment as female wardens, Hospital cleaners and Ayahs.
10% of the vacancies to the post of Police Constable Drivers reserved to Ex-Servicemen (Conditions apply)
Concessions are granted to EX-Servicemen by the PSC for the Recruitment to the post of Excise Inspector:
Relaxation of educational qualification from degree to SSLC
Relaxation of Physical standard for the post of Excise Inspector
Weightage is granted by the PSC to Ex-Servicemen candidates according to their length of Service, gallantry awards.
Priority for sponsoring through Employment Exchanges.
If all other things are equal (Qualifications, Marks etc) the Ex-Servicemen candidate will be given preference in the matter of recruitment (Through PSC) to the Government Service.

Preference to Ex-Servicemen
Preference is given to Ex-Servicemen for direct recruitment in the following posts:
Foresters and Forest Guards Grade II in the Forest and Wild Life Department.
Amins in the Judicial Department.
Security Post
Wives of Jawans of Defence forces will be given preference in the matter of recruitment (through PSC) as teacher when all other things are equal.

Age Relaxation to Ex-Servicemen/Dependents 
State Government-: Military Service plus period of unemployment after discharge from the Armed Forces up to a maximum of 5 years.
Central Government-: Military Service plus period of unemployment after discharge from the Armed Forces up to a maximum of 3 years.     
Age concessions of 10 years over and above the existing age limits is allowed to relatives and dependents of Jawans killed in action etc. for recruitment through Employment Exchanges



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