War Widows and Dependents Welfare Schemes

By | May 3, 2016

Welfare Schemes for War Widows and Dependents

District-wise number of war widows and ex-servicemen from Rajasthan State at present are given below:

Sl. No. District No. of War Widows No. of Ex-Servicemen
1. Ajmer 32 9636
2. Alwar 145 19986
3. Barmer 13 1750
4. Bharatpur Nil 6474
5. Dholpur Nil 531
6. Bhilwara 12 2309
7. Chittorgarh 4 231
8. Bikaner 13 3757
9. Churu 64 7860
10. Jaipur Nil 10068
11 Dausa Nil 1047
12. Jaisalmer 11 1738
13. Jodhpur 82 16910
14. Jhunjhunu 377 36804
15. Kota Nil 2833
16 Bundi Nil 1151
17. Jhalawar Nil 358
18. Baran Nil 365
19. Nagaur 119 14060
20. Pali Nil 2635
21. Sirohi Nil 479
22. Jalore Nil 137
23. Karauli 59 4685
24. Sawaimadhopur 6 1163
25. Sikar 187 12628
26. Ganganagar 25 1192
27. Hanumangarh Nil 2516
28. Tonk 11 1198
29. Udaipur Nil 1859
30. Banswara Nil 68
31. Rajsamand Nil 2848
32. Dungarpur Nil 284
33. Pratapgarh Nil 44


The schemes being run by the Government for the welfare of war –widows and their dependents are given as under

Out of the total reserved vacancies for Armed Force Personnel for Group ‘C’ & Group ‘D’ posts in Public Sector Undertakings & Bank Jobs, 4.5% is exclusively reserved for War Widows/Disabled Personnel. In addition, priority is given to widows and Next of Kin (NOK) of disabled personnel in government jobs.

The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas has reserved 8% quota for LPG Distributorship and Petrol/Diesel Retail Outlets for defence personnel which also includes widows/dependents of members of Armed Forces who died in war or in harness due to attributable or aggravated causes to Military Service. The eligibility certificate for the above distributorship is issued by Directorate General of Resettlement (DGR) to eligible persons.

Tipper Attachment Scheme: The scheme is linked with the ESM Coal Loading and Transportation Scheme run under the aegis of Directorate General of Resettlement. The widows deposit an amount of One lac with the affiliated Coal Loading and Transportation Company which pays back a monthly amount of Rs. 3000/- per month for a period of 5 years. On completion of 5 years, the principal amount is returned to the individual.

Allotment of SAFAL Outlets: SAFAL outlets, a subsidiary of Mother Dairy Private Limited comprising of Fruits & Vegetable Shops are provided to dependents of service personnel who passed away in service. The same is only applicable in Delhi & NCR Region.

(5)        Benefits given to War Widows from Armed Forces Flag Day Fund :

(a) Education Grant upto two children Rs.1,000/- per month
  (i) Boys and Girls upto Graduation

(ii)Widows for Post Graduation

(b) Officer Cadet Grant

(Pensioner / Non-Pen upto Hav Rank)


Rs.1,000/- per month

(c) Disabled Children Grant (for Cadets of NDA only)

(Pensioner / Non-Pen upto Hav Rank)



Rs.1,000/- per month


(d) House Repair Grant

(Pensioner / Non-Pen upto Hav Rank)

(e) Daughter’s Marriage Grant

(upto 02 Daughters)

(Pensioner / Non-Pen upto Hav Rank)




(f) Widow Re-Marriage Grant

(Pensioner / Non-Pen upto Hav Rank)



(g) Orphan Grant

(Pensioner / Non-Pen All Ranks)

(i)Daughters of ex-servicemen till she is married

(ii)One Son of ex-servicemen upto 21 years of age


Rs.1,000/- per month

(h) Vocational Training Grant for Widows

(Pensioner / Non-Pen upto Hav Rank)

Rs.20,000/- per month

(One Time)


  1. Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme: For financially supporting degree level professional education for the wards of War widows (all ranks) and ESM (PBOR) ex-including Coast Guard personnel. The total 5500 scholarship are provided to eligible boy & girl the wards on equitable basis on merit for the duration of the courses. Priority is given to wards of War widows/War disabled Soldiers. The rates of Scholarship are as follows, which given full duration of the courses out of the fund provided by PMO NDF budget:-

(i)         Rs. 2000/_ per month for boys.

(ii)        Rs. 2250/- per month for girls.


  1. Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme is available for the health care of war widows and their dependents.


  1. Other benefits are :

(a)        Children’s Education Concessions

(b)        Rail Concessions & Air Travel Concessions

(c)        Telephone Concessions


War widows hostels cum rehabilitation centres are functioning in Jaipur, Jhunjhunu and Sikar. War widows hostels cum rehabilitation centre is under construction at Jodhpur.


This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri Ram Narain Dudi in Rajya Sabha today.

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