Govt steps for Resettlement of Ex-Servicemen

By | February 27, 2016

Resettlement of Defence Personnel

Approximately, 55,000 personnel retire annually from the armed forces. Government is imparting training to the personnel of the Armed Forces before their retirement. Indian Institute of Management (IIM) has also come forward to help them in finding employment. IIM Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Indore are conducting 24 weeks Management Courses regularly for Armed Forces personnel. There is no proposal from them for encouraging entrepreneurship among Ex-servicemen.

Details of Ex-Servicemen (ESM) selected for various jobs in the Central Government Departments during the last three years in the country is as follows:-


Year Central Government Departments Central Para Military Forces
2013 3826 129
2014 4432 01
2015 2151 90


To facilitate ESM to get suitable employment, the following steps are taken by the Government:-

·         Dissemination of information on Directorate General Resettlement (DGR) website regarding Open Competitive Examination for various posts, dates and syllabus etc.
·         DGR signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Confederation of Indian Industry to arrange job fairs by Corporate Sectors to provide additional employment opportunities to ESM.
·         A job portal has been hosted by DGR wherein ESM an upload their Bio-data and corporate / other sectors can approach them and pick as per their requirement.
·         Organize ESM Job Fairs Pan India to provide an interface between Corporate & ESM.
·         Regular interaction with corporate houses to generate entrepreneur / employment opportunities for ESM.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri Ashok Mahadeorao Nete and Shri Ravneet Singh in Lok Sabha today.

Source Ministry of Defence 26-February, 2016

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