The Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB) is a government organization in India that works towards the welfare of ex-servicemen, war widows, and their dependents. KSB operates various welfare schemes and programs to support these individuals. Here is a brief overview of some common Kendriya Sainik Board welfare schemes :
Financial Assistance: KSB provides financial assistance to ex-servicemen and their dependents during emergencies, medical crises, and for education purposes. This aid helps them cope with financial challenges and ensures their well-being.
Scholarships: Educational scholarships are offered to the children of ex-servicemen and widows. These scholarships support the education of deserving students, enabling them to pursue higher studies and build a better future. PMSS for this years is to be awareded which can be applied upto 30 Nov 2023.
Employment Assistance: KSB assists ex-servicemen in finding suitable employment opportunities after their retirement from the armed forces. This could involve job placement services, vocational training, or other forms of employment support.
Medical Assistance: KSB helps in facilitating medical treatment for ex-servicemen and their dependents. This assistance includes support for medical procedures, surgeries, and access to medical facilities.
Housing Schemes: KSB provides assistance and guidance regarding housing schemes for ex-servicemen. This support might include information about government housing projects, loans, and subsidies.
Counseling and Rehabilitation: KSB offers counseling services to ex-servicemen, particularly those dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other psychological challenges. Additionally, rehabilitation programs are conducted to help them reintegrate into civilian life successfully.
War Widows Welfare: Special attention is given to the welfare of war widows. They receive support in the form of pensions, financial assistance, and counseling services to help them lead a dignified life.
It’s important to note that the specifics of these schemes and their eligibility criteria might have changed after my last update. For the most accurate and recent information, it is advisable to refer to the official Kendriya Sainik Board website or contact them directly.
KSB Welfare Schemes at a glance
|S.No.||Title of Scheme||Pension Status|
|Rank||Other Eligibility Conditions||Amount of Financial Assistance|
|1.||Assistance to Ex-Servicemen in Penury||Only non-pensioner||Up to the rank of Havildar in Army and equivalent in Navy and Air Force||ESM and their widows who are above 65 years of age and are not in receipt of any pension.||Rs.4,000/- per month per beneficiary for life time.|
|2.||Assistance for Education of Children/Widows of ESM||Any||Up to the rank of Havildar in Army and equivalent in Navy and Air Force||Limited to two dependent children of ESM||Rs.1000/- per month per head for the previous academic year. Payable in one instalment in a financial year.|
|3.||Assistance to 100% Disabled Children of ESM||Any||Up to the rank of Havildar in Army and equivalent in Navy and Air Force||100% disabled children of ESM||Rs 3,000/- per month, payable on monthly basis.|
|4.||Assistance for marriage of daughters of ESM/Remarriage of Widows||Any||Up to the rank of Havildar in Army and equivalent in Navy and Air Force||Applicable up to two daughters as also for remarriage of widows.||i. Rs 50,000/- per daughter.|
ii. Rs 50,000/- for widow remarriage.
|5.||Assistance to non-pensioner ESM for medical treatment||Only non-Pensioner||Up to the rank of Havildar in Army and equivalent in Navy and Air Force||To meet routine medical expenses during the year.||Grant of maximum of Rs.50,000/- per year.|
|6.||Assistance to Orphan children of ESM||Any||All Ranks||Orphaned sons upto the age of 21 years and orphaned unmarried daughters.||Rs.3000/- per month|
|7.||Assistance for vocational training of widows of ESM||Any||Up to the rank of Havildar in Army and equivalent in Navy and Air Force.||i. Course may be pursued at any recognized vocational training institution run by RSB/ZSB, States like ITI or private training institutions of repute like NIIT etc.ii. Payable on successful completion of the vocational training.||One time aid of upto Rs.50,000/-.|
|8.||Assistance for treatment of serious diseases to ESM/Widows||Only non-pensioner||All Ranks||The financial assistance for treatment of the following approved serious diseases:|
• Cancer/dialysis • Angiography & Angioplasty.
• Open heart surgery
• Valve replacement
• Pacemaker Implant
• Cerebral stroke
• Prostrate surgery
• Joint replacement
• Renal failure
|Limited to a maximum of Rs.1,50,000/- in a year. (Rs.75,000/- per annum for Cancer and Dialysis) Restricted to 75% and 90% For Non-Pensioner Officers/Widows and Non- Pensioners Other Ranks/widows respectively of total expenditure incurred on medical treatment, hospitalization, medicines, etc.|
|9.||Assistance for procurement of mobility equipment for disabled ESM||Any||All Ranks||With disability of 50% or more after their retirement.||Limited to a maximum of Rs. 1,00,000/- per ESM.|
|10.||Assistance as interest Subsidy on Home Loan to ESM||Any||All Ranks||War Bereaved, War Disabled and Attributable Peace time casualties.||Limited to the interest paid on the loan limit of Rs 1,00,000/- even though the loan taken may be of a higher amount.|
For more details of welfare schemes of KSB, you may visi he official website of Kendriya Sainik Board – www.ksb.gov.in