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Responsibilities and Duties of Zila Sainik Board

After retirement, Zila sainik Board is responsible to take care of all your welfare matter. In this article we will know about the duties and responsibilities of ZSBs as per Guide Book 2022 issued by Kendriya sainik Board.

(a) Disseminate information to the general public regarding the Armed Forcesin the country and constant endeavour to promote and maintain a feeling of goodwill between civilian population, service personnel and ESM.

(b) Monitor welfare of families of servicemen and ESM in addition to assisting the min representing their cases with the local administration or the Defence authorities. Welfare organisers employed in each ZSWO/RSB play a crucial role in establishing contact with the clientele in their homes, listing their problems, needs and aspirations, providing inputs on these to the ZSWO/RSB, resolving these, and spreading awareness of resettlement and welfare measures in place which they can avail-off.

(c) Give information to the general public regarding conditions of service in the Armed Forces so as to assist intending candidates in approaching the appropriate recruiting authorities for purposes of enlistment.

(d) Keeping an account of the adequacy of the number of pension paying offices/branch post offices paying pension.

(e) Scrutinize applications for relief from various military and civil charitable funds and make suitable recommendations.

(f) Grant financial relief to ESM and their dependents from funds at their disposal. Recommend cases of ESM and their families for financial assistance from KSB.

Additional Welfare Related Responsibilities of ZSB

In addition some specific welfare related responsibilities of ZSWOs encompass all traditional activities which are already underway by these offices in following sectors:-

(a) Settlement of financial problems like pension and other retirement/ release benefits/ dues to the ESM; grants and assistance in kind to ESM beneficiaries and including dependents from the Central/ State Governments or other Organisations like Indian Red Cross Society etc.

(b) Maintain a close liaison with the pension disbursing authorities/ agencies in the district to ensure correct and timely payment of pension/ other reliefs to ESM pensioners/ dependents.

(c) Provide assistance for settlement of land and other disputes.

(d) Assist families of serving personnel in regards to their safety/security, during absence away on duty of the serving personnel.

(e) Promote and maintain, under the guidance of the State Rajya Sainik Boards,welfare measures in the District such as Rest House for ESM, old age pensioner  homes, Jawan Bhawans/ shops, vocational and other training facilities, hostel for children of serving defence personnel and ESM etc.

(f) Mobilise assistance for medical treatment in Military/Civil hospitals.

(g) Maintain liaison with other welfare organisations such as the Indian Red Cross Society, NGOs and voluntary agencies to enhance additional sources of welfare and concessions for Ex-Servicemen and their families/dependents in the Districts.

(h) Maintain an up-to-date register of war widows and, dependents of  those disabled in action with a view to ensure their welfare and security.

(i) To represent KSB, Ministry of Defence (Govt of India) in Court Cases under their jurisdiction.

(j) Provide ESM and family pensioners, information about ECHS.

(k) Ensure that ZSBs are duly inspected by the Director, RSB annually.

The responsibilities of the ZSWOs towards resettlement of ESM

(a) To maintain close and effective liaison with the following :-

(i) Local Central/State/private industrial organisations.

(ii) Local employment exchange particularly in States where it has co-sponsoring powers for re-employment of ESM.

(iii) Local revenue authorities towards schemes for settlement on land disputes of ESM.

(iv) District Industries/Block Development Offices and assist those ESM desirous of setting up small scale industries.

(b) Assist ESM in forming and setting up co-operatives for their self-employment.

(c) Provide all resettlement assistance to war widows, dependents and ward is abled as well as to those who died/disabled while in service due to attributable to service reasons.

(d) Assist ESM in preparing of project reports for self-employment ventures and in obtaining loans under DGR resettlement schemes.

The ZSWOs also play a critical role in some specific areas of common interest

(a) Organise Armed Forces Flag Day with President ZSB and facilitate Flag Day collections and implement authorised fund raising measures in their district.

(b) Organise rallies/re-union, ESM welfare meetings with President ZSB to resolve their problems, at least once each month on a fixed day.

(c) Explore avenues for providing educational and vocational training facilities for Ex-Servicemen and their dependents to enable them to seek employment or set upself-employment venture.

(d) Assist the three Services whenever called upon in disseminating information on Armed Forces within the district. Provide publicity towards recruitment notices and assistance rendered by the Armed Forces in national calamities. Publicise notification of gallantry awards/ other decorations, introduction of welfare schemes of service personnel and their families.

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