VARIOUS BENEFITS/SCHEMES/CONCESSIONS/ASSISTANCE PROVIDED
OR EXTENDED TO ESM, WAR WIDOWS, BATTLE WOUNDED AND
DEPENDENTS FROM THE SATE GOVERNMENT OF KERALA
1. EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
(a) All Posts / Recruitments in the Department of State Sainik Welfare are
exclusively reserved for Ex-Servicemen post 01 Mar 1964.
(b) Civilian posts in the N.C.C. Department are reserved for Ex-
(c) 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
(d) 10% of the vacancies are reserved to wives and children of Jawans for
appointment as female wardens, Hospital cleaners and Ayahs in Govt
(e) 10% of the vacancies to the post of Police Constable (Drivers) are
reserved to Ex-Servicemen (Conditions apply)
(f) Concessions are granted to Ex-Servicemen as per the following by the
Stateb Public Selection Commission (PSC) for the Recruitment to the post of
(i) Relaxation in educational qualification from degree to S.S.L.C.
(ii) Relaxation in physical standard.
(iii) Weightage is granted by the P.S.C. to Ex-Servicemen
candidates according to their length of service, gallantry awards.
(iv) Priority for sponsoring through Employment Exchanges.
(g) State Government provides age relaxation by counting the period of
Military service plus period of unemployment after discharge from the
Armed Forces up to a maximum of 5 years.
(h) Wives of Jawans of Defence forces will be given preference in the
matter of recruitment (through PSC) as teacher when all other things are
(i) Employment assistance to NOK / Dependents of personnel killed in action
(i) The State Government of Kerala provides employment
assistance in the State service to the NOK / dependants of the defence
personnel and GREF / BSF personnel attached to military duty killed /
disabled / missing due to reasons attributable to military service.
(ii) Age concessions of 10 years over and above the existing
age limits allowed to wives and dependents of Jawans
killed in action for recruitment through Employment Exchanges.
2. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO ESM / DEPENDANTS
(a) Grant of Financial Assistance from State Mil Benevolent Fund
(SMBF) / District Mil Benevolent Fund (DMBF) An amount ranging
from Rs 5000/- to Rs 6000/- is given from the SMBF to Ex-servicemen /
Widows provided the annual income of the family is less than Rs. 50,000/-.
This grant from District Military Benevolent Fund is Rs 3000/- to Rs. 4000/-.
(b) Immediate Financial Assistance
(i) To alleviate the immediate nature of financial distress of
ex-servicemen or their dependants, immediate financial assistance is
granted from the SMBF at the rates of Rs. 25,000/- and Rs. 10,000/- by
the Chief Minister and the Director of Sainik Welfare respectively.
District Collector & Zila Sainik Welfare officer can sanction an amount
of Rs 5000/- & Rs 2000/- respectively from the DMBF.
(ii) Financial Assistance (Monthly grant for two years) to old infirm
Ex-Servicemen of Rs 2,000/- per month is also given apart from the
(c) Ex-Gratia Allowance Lump sums grant of Rs 10,000/- is given to the
family (Widow / Dependants) of an Ex-serviceman in the event of his death to
alleviate their immediate financial crisis without stipulating any conditions.
(d) Marriage Grants A sum of Rs 10000/- is given to poor Ex-
servicemen for the marriage of two of his daughters. The application has to be
submitted within six months from the date of marriage.
(e) Financial Assistance to Blind Ex-servicemen / Blind Widows of Ex-servicemen / Blind Wives of ESM / Blind dependent children of ESM
A sum of Rs 1000/- per month is given to blind ex-servicemen / blind
widows / blind wives of ex-servicemen / dependents who are totally blind in
both the eyes, without stipulating income limit and subjected to SMBF rules.
The amount of grant are sent by Money Order.