Towards the end of the World War-I, the Government of India realized that an Organisation for resettling large numbers of soldiers of soldiers, who were to be demobilized 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 expended at the out break of World War-II, At present all over India there are 32 Rajya Sainik Boards and 394 Zila Sainik Boards, who are actively working for approximately 1 crore ex-servicemen, families and their dependent in the country under the aegis of Kendriya Sainik Board, Govt of India, Ministry of Defence.
This Organisation has been doing appreciable work fo the last 17 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 of 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, Jashpur and Rajnandgaon. New 05 District Sainik Welfare offices were opened at Jagdalpur (Bastar), Ambikapur (Sarguja), Baikunthpur (Koria), Kanker and Raigarh, for providing welfare assistance to ex-servicemen at remote area. These offices are actively working for every possible welfare of ex-servicemen at district level.