Welfare of ESM by Kendriya Sainik Board
Kendriya Sainik Board is playing vital role to look after the welfare of Ex-servicemmen since its inception. Rehabilitation, reemployment, financial assistance and Priority in Govt schemes and facilities are the main areas where KSB actively supporting the Exservicemen and their family members.
Various welfare related schemes launched by the govt through Kendriya Sainik Board have brough transformation in the life of the needy ESM and their family members. So, we must keep a basic concept on the Welfare Schemes of KSB.
KSB (Kendriya Sainik Board) plays a significant role in the welfare of ex-servicemen (veterans) in India. It is a government organization under the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence, dedicated to addressing the needs and concerns of retired armed forces personnel. Here are some of the key roles and functions of KSB in the welfare of ex-servicemen:
KSB administers various schemes to provide financial assistance and rehabilitation support to ex-servicemen and their dependents. This includes grants for education, vocational training, self-employment ventures, and medical treatment. KSB implements a range of welfare schemes, such as scholarships for children of ex-servicemen, financial assistance for disabled veterans, and support for widows and dependents of deceased veterans. KSB assists ex-servicemen in finding suitable employment opportunities after their military service. It helps veterans transition into civilian life by providing guidance on job opportunities, skill development, and career counseling.
Various Schemes by KSB for ESM
KSB works to provide housing and accommodation solutions for retired armed forces personnel through various housing schemes and projects. KSB is involved in ensuring that ex-servicemen and their families have access to quality healthcare. It oversees the functioning of the Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS), which provides medical facilities to retired armed forces personnel and their dependents.
KSB manages and supports various welfare centers, institutes, and organizations that cater to the needs of ex-servicemen. These institutions provide various facilities and services, including medical care, accommodation, vocational training, and more.KSB assists ex-servicemen in understanding their pension benefits, resolving pension-related issues, and ensuring they receive their entitled pensions on time.
KSB provides psychological and emotional support to ex-servicemen and their families through counseling services, helping them cope with the challenges of civilian life and post-retirement adjustments. KSB acts as a coordinating body between various government departments, organizations, and NGOs working for the welfare of ex-servicemen. It also advocates for the rights and welfare of veterans at the policy level.
Recently, Kendriya Sainik Board has increased the amount of Financial assistances extended for the Ex-servicemen families in various schemes. Original letter is also available in pdf format below. An Extract of the modification occurred in the letter dated 16 August 2023 is reproduced here.
Latest Orders by KSB Regarding Enhancement of Financial Assistance Amount
ENHANCEMENT OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AMOUNT OF EDUCATIONAL TRAINING
GRANT, MEDICAL GRANT AND SERIOUS DISEASES GRANT UNDER ARMED FORCES
Para 2 of the KSB Letter dated 16 August 2023 is reproduced here :-
The Competent Authority has approved enhancement of amounts in certain KSB Welfare Schemes funded out of AFFDF. Details are as under :-
(a) Vocational Training Grant (One-Time aid to widows of Ex-servicemen) From Rs 20,000/- (Twenty Thousand only) to Rs 50,000/- (Fifty Thousand only).
(b) Medical Grant (Maximum per year to Non-Pensioner Ex-serviceman): From 30,000/- (Thirty Thousand only) to Rs 50,000/- (Fifty Thousand only)
(c) Serious Diseases Grant (Maximum per year to Non-pensioner Ex-servicemen): From Rs. 1,25,000/- (One Lakh Twenty Five Thousand Only) to Rs 1,50,000/- (One Lakh Fifty Thousand only)
3. The revised rate will come into force with effect from 11 Aug 2023.
Original Copy of letter by Kendriya Sainik Board