Welfare Schemes for Ex-Servicemen
As per the information available, there are 22,96,134 ex-servicemen registered in Rajya and ZilaSainik Boards in the country. The likely expenditure during the year 2012-13 for the various welfare schemes of ex-servicemen would be Rs. 1527.19 Crore.
Ministry of Defence does not administer any organisation by the name of Ex- Scrvicemen Welfare Council. KendriyaSainik Board, headed by Raksha Rajya Mantri, is the apex body, to look after the welfare of Ex-servicemen.
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Shri Mohan Singh in Rajya Sabha today.