Directorate of Sainik Welfare Chhattisgarh



             Towards the end of the World War-I, the Government of India realised that an Organisation for resettling large numbers of soldiers, who were to be demobilised was very essential. In pursuance of this policy, Central and provincial Soldiers' Boards were constituted early in 1919 to deal with questions affecting the interests of serving, discharged and deceased Indian Soldiers as well as to formulate plans for their rehabilitation. This Organisation was initially started with 87 District Soldier's Sailors & Airmen's Boards all over the country and the Secretaries of the Boards were honorary workers. Thereafter, the Organisation gradually expanded at the out break of World War-II, At present all over India there are 32 Rajya Sainik Boards and 323 Zila Sainik Boards, who are actively working for approximately 1.5 crore ex-servicemen and their families in the country under the aegis of Kendriya Sainik Board, Govt of India, Ministry of Defence.

            This Organisation has been doing appreciable work for the last 08 years and looking after the welfare of ex-servicemen, their families and the families of serving and deceased personnel, dependents of ex-servicemen, helping ex-servicemen in securing employment, settlement of legal disputes out of court, pension claims etc, as well as providing various grants and financial assistance for the needy ex-servicemen.Rajya Sainik Board in the State of Chhattisgarh was established in 01 Nov 2000 with a permanent Office at Sainik Rest House, Raipur with five other Zila Sainik Boards at Raipur, Bilaspur, Durg, Rajnandgaon and Jashpur districts with a view to look after the welfare of ex-servicemen, their families/ dependents and families of serving soldiers and for their rehabilitation and resettlement aspect after retirement, and to provide other important benefits like various financial grants for their children education, medical grants, marriage grants for daughters of ex-servicemen etc for the State of Chhattisgarh. We have at present 08 Zila Sainik Boards in the districts of Raipur, Bilaspur, Durg, Rajnandgaon, Jashpur, Jagdalpur (Bastar), Ambikapur (Sarguja) and Baikunthpur (Korea), who are also conducting various vocational trainings to train the ex-servicemen in self employment ventures. These Boards are actively working for every possible welfare of ex-servicemen at district level.

The Sainik Welfare Organisation has been functioning for the last eight years for the welfare of ex-servicemen of this State with great enthusiasm.