The office of Zila Sainik Board, Sirsa had organised and started functioning the work wef 29th August 1979. This office is meant for the welfare of Ex-Servicemen, Widows and their dependents which is enumerated as under :
Financial Assistance :
Ex-Servicemen : The Govt had started the scheme wef 1.12.1982 whose age become 70 Years and rate of financial assistance was @ Rs 50/- per month. Later on this amount had been increased to Rs 100/- per month and age factor was also relaxed to 65 years on 1.4.1984, but this amount had further been increased to Rs 200/- per month wef 1.4.1994 and age relaxation was also given to 60 years. At present, 296 ESM, 357 Widows, 11 disabled ESM and 1 orphan child and 3 widows are additional pension. The rates of financial assistance is given below :-
|ESM||Rs 200/- Per Month|
|Widows||Rs 200/- Per Month|
|Disabled ESM||Rs 200/- Per Month|
|Widows for Addl. Pension||Rs 50/- upto 3 Children *|
|Orphan Child||Rs 450/- Per Month|
Financial Assistance out of Flag Day Fund :
This Financial Assistance is being given to distress ESM/Widows @ Rs 500/- by Secretary and Rs 1000/- by the worthy DC and President Zila Sainik Board Sirsa. At present, 13 beneficiaries have been paid Rs 6500/- out of Flag Day Fund.
Financial Assistance out of Army Welfare Fund :
These cases of distress grant are being scrutinised by Head Qtr, 81 Sub area (Bathinda) on the format-DD-40 (Rev) and sanctioned the amount as being fit.
Financial Assistance from Raksha Mantri’s discretionary Fund :
Marriage grant Rs 8000/- to poor ESM/Widows (War Widows), In Firm ESM/Widows and Repair of House to War Widows. At present, 16 beneficiaries have been paid an amount of Rs 2,58,500/- on account of distress/demise/ACWF(K) Fund.
Interest Subsidy : The Interest Subsidy is being given to ESM/Widows loanee at the following rates :
|Upto Rs. 50,000/-||6% to be borne by the loanee|
|50,000 to 2,00,000||9% to be borne by the loanee|
|2,00,000 to 5,00,000||10% to be borne by the loanee|
Only one child of ESM/Widows who is studying in BA Final class, whose income doesn’t exceed Rs 36,000/- Per Annum is eligible for the same.
Ex-Gratia : Ex-Gratia to the war disabled ESM and Widows of Martyres is given as under :
|Disabled ESM||@ Rs 6,00,000 and depends upon percentage of disability.|
|Martyr’s Widows||@ Rs 10,00,000/-|
At present, Three Widows of OPERATION VIJAY (KARGIL) have been paid Rs 30,00,000/- as ex-gratia.
Gallantry Award Winners : The gallantry award winners are given the amount as follows :
|PVC||1.5 Lac||3000/- P.A.|
|MVC||1 Lac||1200/- P.A.|
|Ashok Chakra||1 Lac||2400 P.A.|
|Kirti Chakra||50000/-||900/- P.A.|
|Shaurya Chakra||30000/-||600/- P.A.|
|Sena Medal||20000/-||600/- P.A.|
|Mention in Despatches||10000/-||–|
At present, one VRC and three Sena Medals and two mention in dispatches are being paid annuity as shown above.
Various trainings through Sainik Parivar Bhawan Panchkula is being imparted. At present 5 Wards of ESM sponsored for the various trainings in the Sainik Pariwar Bhawan and 3 Wards of ESM/Widows have been imparted training during 2000-2001.
Employment : So far, 28 Ex-servicemen and their dependants and widows have been given jobs during the year 2001-2002. The total on live register is 289.
Census : The Census of ESM as on 31.12.2001 is as under :
|No. of ESM||3299||No. of Family Members of ESM||10633|
|No. of War Widows||8||No. of Family Members of ESM||7|
|No. of Widows of ESM||755||No. of Family Members of Widows of ESM||2265|
|No. of serving persons||667||No. of Family Members of Serving Person||1991|
Total : 19625