ORGANISATION AND FUNCTIONS
The Hon. Governor of Gujarat is Chairman of Rajaya Sainik Board. The Director is ex-officio Member Secretary of the Rajya Sainik Board. The office of the Directorate of Sainik Welfare and Resettlement, Gujarat State is a permanent office under Home department, Government of Gujarat. Directorate of Sainik Welfare & Resettlement is functioning directly under administrative control of Home Department, Government of Gujarat.
There are five District Sainik Welfare and Resettlement offices under this Directorate, for carrying out welfare activities of Ex- servicemen (ESM) and their families of all the Districts of the State. The locations of above offices are as under:-
| Sr. No || District Sainik welfare & Resettlement office || Districts under Jurisdiction
||Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Mehsana, Sabarkantha, Patan, & Banaskantha.
||Vadodara, Panchmahal , Dahod, Kheda & Anand.
||Surat, Bharuch, Narmada, Valsad, Navsari & Dang.
||Junagadh, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Porbandar & Amreli.
||Bhuj, Surendranagar & Rajkot.
Director, Sainik Welfare and Resettlement, Gujarat State is empowered with administrative and financial control as Head of the Department. Directorate of Sainik Welfare and Resettlement and its five District Sainik Welfare and Resettlement Offices are permanent offices of Government of Gujarat and their employees are declared as Government servants. The expenditure of the department is shared on 50: 50 basis by the state and the central Government.
FUNCTIONS OF DIRECTORATE SAINIK WELFARE & RESETTLEMENT Gujarat STATE
The main functions of the Directorate are welfare and Resettlement activities of Ex-servicemen and their families and the families of serving personnel of the state. With a view to raise the donation from the citizen for the welfare activities of ex-servicemen, the Armed Forces Flag Day is observed each year on 07 December. The directorate looks after administrative work of all funds for welfare of ex-servicemen. It exercises control over functioning of District Sainik Welfare & Resettlement offices and also looks after administration, budget and establishment of these offices. As a Head of Department, the director conducts meetings of various committees headed by the Hon. Governor of Gujarat and attends the meeting of Government of India at New Delhi. The directorate prepares and submits proposals to State / Central Governments in the interest of welfare of ESM and their families as per the decision taken in the above meetings. It also renders assistance for employment and self employment to the ex-servicemen through it's District Sainik welfare and Resettlement Offices.
FUNCTION OF DISTRICTS SAINIK WELFARE AND RESETTLEMENT OFFICES
This office functions as executive agency to implement welfare schemes for the ex-servicemen and their dependants at the grass route level. The main function encompasses welfare of the families of serving personnel, ex-servicemen and their families residing in all the districts under its jurisdiction. The office also functions as an Employment Exchange for rendering employment and self employment assistance to the ex-servicemen. The district Sainik Welfare and Resettlement officer is responsible for Conduct of meetings of Zila Sainik Boards under the Chairmanship of respective Collector and President of the Board and taking actions on the decisions taken in the said meeting. It under takes extensive drive for raising Armed Forces Flag Day fund while observing Armed Forces Flag Day each year on 7th December. The district Sainik welfare and Resettlement office is responsible for holding rallies and Sammelans for the ex-serviceman. The office assists ex-servicemen in progressing and settling cases of Military Pension and final settlement of accounts. The office carries out work for sanction of various types of financial assistance under different schemes for the ex-servicemen, their widows and the dependents.
Central and State Government have constituted the following committees for welfare of Ex-servicemen
- (a) Committees of the Central Govt., Ministry of Defence, New Delhi :-
(i) Kendriya Sainik Board under the Chairmanship of Hon. Defence Minister with Hon. Home Minister /concerned Minister of all states as members.
- Committee of Secretaries / Directors of all Rajya Sainik Board under the Chairmanship of Defence Secretary of Govt. of India.
- (b) Committees of the State Government :-
(i) Gujarat Rajya Sainik Board under the Chairmanship of the Hon. Governor of Gujarat
(ii) The Honble Chief Minister's Jawan Welfare Fund
- Managing committee of Jawans` welfare fund.
- Committee of Zila Sainik Board under the Chairmanship of Collector and President at the Districts level.
BENEFITS GIVEN TO EX-SERVICEMEN
Ex. Servicemen are entitled to receive a number of benefits from the Rajya Sainik Board. These include monthly maintenance grant, monthly maintenance grant to widows, maintenance for children, monthly maintenance to blind / insane and mentally handicapped widows, assistance to world war-II widows, etc. Besides, ex- servicemen are given many benefits from Gujarat State also. These include age relaxation in employment, reservation in class-III and class-IV posts, reservation of seats in educational institutes, medical facilities, rehabilitation benefits, opportunity for self- employment and various awards / rewards for the outstanding performance.
Further details about the organisation can be accessible from the following address
Directorate of Sainik Welfare & Resettlement, Gujarat State,
Block No. 6, 3 rd Floor, Dr. Jivraj Mehta Bhavan, Gandhinagar-382 010
Tel. No. (079)- 232-51295-98