Schemes in operation for ex-servicemen

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF EX-SERVICEMEN WELFARE

LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1794
TO BE ANSWERED ON 21st SEPTEMBER, 2020

SCHEMES FOR EX-SERVICEMEN

1794. COL. RAJYAVARDHAN RATHORE:
Will the Minister of DEFENCE j{kk ea=h be pleased to state:

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(a) the number of schemes in operation for ex-servicemen including those in which there is reservation for them;
(b) the number of such schemes that are in operation in the State of Rajasthan;
(c) the percentage of reservation available for ex-servicemen in these said schemes;
(d) the details of the percentage of ex-servicemen who have been re-employed along with percentage of non ex-servicemen who have been employed against reserved vacancies for ex-servicemen; and
(e) the reason for low re-employment rate of ex-servicemen?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE
IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

(SHRI SHRIPAD NAIK)

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(a) The following Ex-servicemen (ESM) resettlement schemes are sponsored by Directorate General Resettlement (DGR) to provide resettlement opportunities to ESM of three Armed Forces Services:-

(i) Security Agency Scheme
(ii) ESM Coal Loading and Transportation Scheme & Tipper Attachment Scheme
(iii) Tipper Attachment Scheme for War Widows and Disabled Soldiers.
(iv) Management of CNG Stations
(v) Allotment of BPCL/IOCL Company Owned Company Operated (COCO) Outlets/Retail Pumps
(vi) Allotment of Mother Dairy Milk Booths and Fruit & Vegetable (Safal) Shops in NCR
(vii) Allotment of Regular LPG Distributorship
(viii) Retail Outlet Dealership (Petrol/Diesel)

Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB) is implementing welfare schemes for ESM/Widows/War Widows and their dependents. The details of such schemes are at Annexure A.

(b) All the schemes of DGR as mentioned in reply to part (a) of the question except Management of CNG Stations and Allotment of Mother Dairy Milk Booths and Fruit & Vegetable (Safal) shops in NCR are meant for all States/UTs.

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All welfare schemes of KSB are meant for all States/UTs.

In addition to the above, details of schemes provided by State Government of Rajasthan are at Annexure B.

(c) All the schemes mentioned in reply to part (a) of the question except Tipper Attachment Scheme for War Widows and Disabled Soldiers, which is only for War Widows and disabled soldiers having 50% or more disability and Allotment of Regular LPG Distributorship and Retail Outlet Dealership (Petrol/Diesel) which also includes widows and dependents of ESM, are exclusively for ESM.

(d) DGR compiles data regarding implementation of reservation policy for Ex-servicemen in Central Government Ministries/Departments, Nationalized Banks/Financial Institutions, Central Public Sector Enterprises(CPSEs) and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) on half years basis. Details of percentage of ESM re-employed in such Departments as per information available as on 31st December 2019 is at Annexure C.

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Data regarding employment of non ex-servicemen against vacancies reserved for ex-servicemen is not compiled.

(e) DGR Schemes are based on requisitions from user Departments and sponsorship is made once such vacancies are released to DGR and they are utilized in totality.

Low employment rate of ex-servicemen in jobs is mainly due to not possessing National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT) qualification which is an essential qualification for technical posts and inadequate preparation by ESM for the competitive selection process in recruiting agencies which is totally academic.

Source: Lok Sabha

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