Registering of Ex-Servicemen for Re-Employment

Ex-Servicemen (ESM) register for employment/re-employment with ZilaSainik Boards (ZSB), Rajya Sainik Boards (RSB) and Directorate General Resettlement (DGR). Number of Ex-Servicemen registered for employment/re-employment for all types of jobs including Government Service in the last three years is as follows:-

Year No. of ESM registered with ZSB/RSB/DGR
2011 22184
2012 28398
2013 37247

The reservation policy for ex-servicemen is implemented by the concerned Government Departments, Public Sector Undertakings and Banks. It is the responsibility of concerned organisation to fill the vacant posts as per the reservation policy. Cabinet Secretariat has recently entrusted the work of collection and compilation of the data / information in respect of implementation of reservation policy for Ex-Servicemen in Central Government Ministries / Departments/ Banks / Public Sector Undertakings / Central Para Military Forces etc. to Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence. The Director General of Resettlement (DGR) has been designated as the nodal agency for this purposes.

Government is contemplating to set up National Ex-Servicemen Commission to monitor the implementation of Welfare Schemes for ex-servicemen in the Departments of Government/Public Sector Undertakings. In order to address the growing aspirations of the ex-servicemen community and to redress their grievances with a greater element of objectivity a proposal has been initiated in the Ministry of Defence for constitution of National Ex-Servicemen Commission. Welfare and rehabilitation of Ex-Servicemen is a continuous process and the government endeavours to explore every possible avenue for increasing employment opportunities for the Ex-Servicemen through various initiatives including pre and post retirement trainings and awareness programmes.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singhin a written reply to Shri ParimalNathwaniin Rajya Sabha today.