Resettlement of Retired Soldiers
The average anticipated number of Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers and other ranks likely to be retired during each of the next five years is as follows:
|S. No.||Year||Officers||Other Ranks|
Reservation ranging from 10% to 24.5% of the available vacancies in Group C & D posts in Central Government and Central Public Sector Undertakings / Banks has been provided for the willing and eligible ex-servicemen.
Most State Governments also provide reservation to ex-servicemen in State Government jobs. 10% vacancies are reserved in the posts upto the level of Assistant Commandants in Para-military forces. Moreover, age relaxation is available for the ex-servicemen in services or posts filled by direct recruitment.
ESM Officers are sponsored by DG Resettlement for jobs based on requisitions received from Government / PSUs and Corporates. DG Resettlement implements certain schemes / resettlement opportunities for ESM viz. Security Agency scheme, management of CNG stations in NCR, allotment of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd., / Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (Company Owned Company Operated) outlets, Coal Loading and Transportation scheme, Mother Dairy / Gopaljee outlets.
Meaningful professional and vocational training to retiring officers, junior Commissioned Officers & Other Ranks is imparted by DGR through various training institutes for the rehabilitation and resettlement of ESM in civil life.
Army Welfare Placement Organization and similar placement cells in Air Force help ESM in finding suitable jobs in Banks, industries, corporate Houses, Academic Institutions, Hospitals, Hotels and Real Estate.
There is no plan for resettlement of ESM on Defence Land. However, there are two policies involving Defence land for the welfare of ESM viz.
· Use of temporarily surplus Defence Lands for agricultural / horticultural purposes and
· Leasing of Defence Land for retail outlets.
However, welfare of ESM is a continuous process and all eligible ESM are provided the entitled facilities. All efforts are made on an on-going basis by the Department of Ex- servicemen Welfare to address the concerns of ESM.
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri Vijay Goel in Rajya Sabha today.