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Assistant Director [Exservicemen Welfare]
Room No.17, Ground Floor
District Collectorate
Nagapattinam 611 003

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Who is an Ex-Serviceman?

The eligibility of the retired Defense personnel to the status of Ex-servicemen is governed by the definition as laid down by Department of personnel and Training of India. The definition has undergone changes from time to time The following is the broad categorization:-

  1. Those released before 1st Jul 68:

    Any person who had served in any rank (whether as Combatant or not) in the Armed Forces of the Union and has been released there from otherwise then by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency.

  2. Those released on or after 1st Jul 68 before 1st Jul 79

    Any person who had served in any rank (whether as a combatant or not) in the Armed Forces of the Union for a continuous period of not less then six months after attestation and released there from otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiently.

  3. Those released on or after 1st Jul 79 but before 1st Jul 87:

    Any person who had served in any rank (whether as a combatant or not) in the Armed Forces of the Union for a continuous period of not less than six months after attestation if discharged for reasons other than at their own request or by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency and not less than 5 years of service if discharged at own request.

  4. Those released on or after 1st Jul 87:

    Any person who had served in any rank (whether as a combatant or not) in the Armed Forces of the Indian Union and was released\ retired with any kind of pension from Defense Budget or released on completion of specific terms of engagement with gratuity otherwise than at his own request or by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency.

    In addition, the personnel of Territorial Army (TA) of the following categories, Viz., pension holders for continuous embodied service; persons with disability attributable to military service and gallantry award winners retired on or after 15.11.86 and of the Army postal service (APS) who are a part of the regular Army and retired from such service, i.e. directly from the Army postal service itself, without reversion to P& T Department with a pension or who have been released from such service on medical grounds attributable to military service or circumstance beyond their control and awarded medical or other disability pension are also covered within the definition of ex-servicemen with effect from 19 Jul 89.

    In all cases Recruits are not ex-servicemen.

    Armed Forces of the Union means the Army, Navy and Air Force of the Indian Union including Armed Forces of the former Indian States but excludes the persons who have served in Defense Security Corps, General Reserve Engineering Force, Lok Sahayak sena and paramilitary Forces (PMF).

    The eligibility of the person to the status of ex-service will be governed by the definition in vogue at the time of his discharge and will not be affected by the changes in the definition subsequent to his discharge.


  1. Central Government
    1. Reservation of jobs in Group 'C' & 'D' posts.
    2. Age relaxation in employment in employment.
    3. Relaxation of educational qualification in employment.
    4. Compassionate appointment up to two dependants of service personnel killed/disabled in action and to one dependant of service personnel killed/disabled in peacetime.
    5. Fixation of pay in respect of SSCOs/ECOs giving weightage according to number of completed years of military service.
    6. Income Tax Exemption for pension to winners of Gallantry Awards of PVC, MVC, VRC., Ashoka Chakra, Kirti Chakra, Shaurya Chakra & SM/NM/VM under clause 18 of IT Act 1961.
    7. Exemption of examination fee in respect of examinations held by UPSC, SSC and BSRBs for reserved vacancies.
    8. Allotment of Army Surplus Vehicles.
    9. Allotment of Oil Products Agencies.
    10. Allotment of UTI Agencies.
    11. Air travel concessions to war widows/recipients of Param Vir Chakra, Ashoka Chakra, Maha Vir Chakra, Vir Chakra, Kirti Chakra & Shaurya Chakra and permanently disabled Officers (Battle Casualty).
    12. Free passage to transport the bodies of Officers and men of Armed Forces killed in War/insurgency operations/aid to Civil power or died in harness, by Indian Airlines.
    13. Train travel concessions to war widows/recipients of Param Vir Chakra, Ashoka Chakra, Maha Vir Chakra, Vir Chakra, Kirti Chakra & Shaurya Chakra.
    14. Full concession in installation charges and 50% concession in normal rental charges to Gallantry Award Winners, War widows and disabled soldiers for telephone facilities.
  2. State Government
    1. Reservation of Jobs in Group C and D posts.
    2. No age limit for appointment in Basic Service.
    3. Relaxation of educational qualification for appointment in basic service.
    4. Age relaxation for appointment in State Government service.
    5. Compassionate appointment to one dependant of service personnel killed/ disabled in action or died in harness.
    6. Fixation of pay ignoring the military pension in respect of Rs.
    7. priority for one dependant in the matter of employment through Employment Exchange.
    8. Exemption of examination fees to Ex-servicemen for recruitment through TNPSC.
    9. Exemption off Court fee on petitions/applications of Ex-servicemen to state State Government Departments.
    10. Exemption of fees for medical examination for appointment in state Government service.
    11. Free legal aid.
    12. Preference in grant of License for stamp Vending.
    13. Free medical facilities in Government Hospitals.
    14. Priority in providing providing electricity power connection to pumpsets.
    15. priority in the matter of assignment of land/house site.
    16. Automatic acceptance of equivalence of Military Trade to Civil Trade.
Sl.No. Course Reserved Remarks
1. B.E (General) 100 Children of Exservicemen 50
Deceased Exservicemen 25 Serving Personnel 25
2. B.E (Anna University) 6 Children of Exxservicemen 4 Serving Personnel 2
3. M.B.B.S. 6 Children of Exservicemen 2 Deceased Exservicemen 2 Serving Personnel 2
4. D.Pharmacy 8 Madurai 4 Coimbatore 2 Thanjavur 2
5. Ophthalmic Assistant 4 Madurai 2 Thanjavur 2
6. Nursing 60 -
7. Indian Medicine 9 Children of Exservicemen 3
Deceased Exservicemen 3 Serving Personnel 3
8. B.Ed 12 1 1 in each institution in Annamalai University in Avinasilingam Univ. in Alagappa University
9. B.Ed (Tamil Asiriyar) 1 in Govt. College of Edn. Orathanadu.
10. Teachers' Training 67
11. B.Sc. (Agri) 6
12. B.E (Agri) 1
13. I.T.I 5 in each ITI
14. Polytechnic 100 Children of Ex-Servicemen 80 Serving Personnel 20
15. College of Art & crafts 4
16. B.V.Sc. 2
18. B.D.S. 1
19. Under Graduate Course 6 in each college
20. P.G.Courses 2 3 in each college having 2 Branches in each college having more than 2 Branches
21. Part Time Polytechnic 1 in each part time Polytechnic
22. Law 5%
23. Live Stock Inspector 5%
24. Diploma Course in Co-op. 2%
25. Degree course 5 in Govt/Aided Colleges for dependants of 'Kargil' casualties.


Reimbursement of 50% of on interest on loans up to Rs. 2.5 lakhs availed for self-employment pur-pose other than agriculture purpose.*
Ex-servicemen/widows,Age no bar.
Max. loan amount
No ceiling.
Interest Subsidy
Up to Rs.2.5 lakhs of loan amount.
Concession from
Amalgamated Fund.

  1. To apply before availing loan
  2. Quarterly reimbursement on production of certificate from Bank/TIIC.


The Tamil Nadu Ex-Services Personnel Benevolent Fund
  1. Lifetime Grant of Rs.500/- p.m. to World War Veterans and Rs.300/-P.m. for their widows
  2. Educational scholarship, examination fees to the children ranging from Rs.150/-to Rs.750/- per annum, up to postgraduate level.
  3. Actual education expenses of orphan children.
  4. Subsidy of Rs.1200/- to the daughters and free sewing machines to widows trained in the Tailoring Units run by the Department.
  5. Stipend of Rs.10/-per day for actual attendance and Rs.150/- p.m. for raw materials to the trainees in the Trainees in the Tailoring Units run by the Department.
  6. Pocket money of Rs.20/- per day to Ex-servicemen who are suffering from T.B/leprosy / Cancer and undergoing in-patient treatment in the T.B.Sanatorium \ Leprosarium \ Cancer institute approved by the Government of TamilNadu as well as in the Government General Hospitals\ Rehabilitation Homes.
  7. Transport charge to T.B. \ Leprosy patients of the Sanatorium to visits heir homes periodically, i.e., once in Year.
  8. Grant towards the purchase of artificial dentures, spectacles and hearing aid, artificial limbs, surgical boots\ Jackets \ crutches or other appliances as recommended by the specialists.
  9. Matching Grant of Rs.100\- p.m. to the T.B. \ Leprosy patients who are in receipt of Medical After Care Fund from the Indian Red Cross Society.
Assistance Rendered from the Amalgamated Fund
  1. Reimbursement of 50% of interest on loans up to a maximum of Rs.2.50 lahks, for self employment Ventures.
  2. Subsidy of 25% subject to a maximum of Rs.50,000\- on the cost of Industrial shed\plot for Venture in Industrial activities.
  3. Scholarship\ Stipend for children studying in Technical\ professional vocational and Computer Courses.
  4. Scholarship to children of Defense personnel killed or disabled in action, studying in Academic, Technical\ Professional \ Vocational Courses, beyond Higher Secondary stage.
  5. School Uniform and Book Allowance (SUBA) to children of Defense personnel killed or disabled in action, studying in schools. ( I to V Std : Rs.1000/-: VI to VIII Std: Rs.1250/-; IX to XII Std: Rs.1500/-)
  6. Stipend of Rs.1000 /-p.m. for Training in Industrial Training Institutes.
  7. Marriage Grant of Rs.10,000/- to the daughters of Defense personnel killed or disabled in action.
  8. Annual Maintenance Grant of Rs.2,000/- to the next of kin of Defense personnel killed and to the personnel disabled in War/ War-like operations for life time.
  9. Housing Grant of Rs.30,000 /- to widow of Defense personnel disabled in action in all conflicts after Independence.
  10. Ex-Gratia grant of Rs.30,000\- to the next of kin of Battle casualties.
  11. Stipend of Rs.900- p.m. to those undergoing training at Queen Mary's Technical Institute for disabled soldiers at kirkee, pune.
  12. Life time Grant of Rs.300\-p.m. to totally blind, provided they are not in receipt of any assistance from other sources.
  13. Life time Grant of Rs.300/-p.m. to those affected by Leprosy.
  14. Life time Grant of Rs.500/- p.m. to cancer patients.
  15. Life time Grant of Rs.300/- p.m. to paraplegic.
  16. Rs.20,000/- for major surgeries, such as, kidney Transplantation or open Heart Surgery.
  17. Maintenance Grant of Rs .300/- p.m. to mentally retarded children.
  18. Marriage Grant of Rs.5,000/- to one daughter.
  19. Monthly Grant of Rs.150/- towards maintenance to those who have not been able to find suitable employment or are not in a position to earn by working.
  20. Grant not exceeding Rs. 5000/- for alleviation of distress due to fire, flood, civil riots, accidental death and other natural clematis.
  21. Reimbursement of House Tax to the War disabled and to the recipients of Param Vir Chakra, Ashoka Chakra, Maha Vir Chakra, Kirti Chakra, Vir Chakra, Shaury Chakra and to the widows who are in receipt of Defense Family Pension for self occupied house.
  22. Gift articles Worth Rs. 500/- to Leprosy patients on the eve of Deepavali Festival.
  23. Grant of Rs. 1000/- per child for coaching to appear in Entrance Examination for Professional Course and got admitted.
  24. Grant of Rs. 3000/- for meeting funeral expense of Ex-Servicemen.
Amalgamated Fund.
  1. Ex-Gratia amount of Rs. 30000/
  2. Annual Maintenance Grant of Rs. 2000/ for life time.
  3. Housing Grant of Rs. 30000/
  4. Marriage Grant to daughters Rs. 10000/
  5. Sanction of Scholarships for Professional/Technical/Vocational and Academic courses beyond Higher Secondary to children of the deceased.
  6. School Uniform and Book Allowance to children of the deceased.
Army Central Welfare Fund
    Ex-Gratia Grant
    Rs. 1,00,000/
    Disabled [Wounded & invalidated out Immediately]
    Rs. 1,00,000/-
1. Param Vir Chakra 1,500
2. Ashoka Chakra 1,400
3. Mahavir Chakra 1,200
4. Kirti Chakra 1,050
5. Vir Chakra 850
6. Shaurya Chakra 750
7. Sena/Nao Sena/Vayu Sena Medal(for Gallantry only) 250
Note: Each Bar to the decoration will carry the same amount of allowance admissible to the original award.
1. Param Vir Chakra 22,500 1,50,000 1,000
2. Ashoka Chakra 20,000 1,25,000 800
3. Sarvottam Yudh Seva Medal 17,000 - -
4. Param Vishisht Seva Medal 15,000 - -
5. Maha Vir Chakra 15,000 1,00,000 750
6. Kirti Chakra 12,000 75,000 500
7. Uttam Yudh Seva Medal 10,000 - -
8. Ati Vishistht Seva Madal 7,000 - -
9. Vir Chakra 7,000 50,000 300
10. Shaurya Chakra 5,000 40,000 250
11. Yudh Seva Medal 4,000 - -
12. Sena/Nao Sena/Vayu Sena Medal 3,000 - -
13. Vishisht Seva Medal 3,000 - -
14. Mention-in-Despatches 2,000 - -
15. Territorial Army Decoration(for Officers) Territorial Army Medal (Ors) 2,000 - -


Eligible Persons
  1. Widows/Dependants of Posthumous Gallantry Award Winners
  2. War Widows/Dependants
  3. War disabled (with disability 50% and above)
  4. Widows/Dependants of those who died in harness due to attributable causes.
  5. Disabled in peace with disability 50% and above attributable to the Military Service.
Age on the date of application
Minimum 20 years and Maximum 60 years.
Educational Qualification
Matriculation or equivalent
The gross income of the applicant should not exceed Rs.2.00 lakhs per annum.
Resident of any district in the State with preference to the district in which the location is advertised.

Sainik Schools
25% seats for wards of serving and Ex-services personnel.
Military Schools
67% seats for wards of JCOs/Ors 20% seats for wards of Officers.

The Reservations available:
  1. State Government
    Group 'D'
    Lascars, Drivers and Watchman in NCC
    Forest Department
    Forest Guards
    Forest Watchers
    Public Sector Undertakings & Boards
    Basic Service
    Municipal Corporation
    Basic Service
    Live Stock Inspector Course
  2. Central Government
    Group 'C'
    Group 'D'
  3. PSUs and Banks
    Group 'C'
    Group 'D'

  1. Financial Assistance of Rs. 1,000/- p.m. old infirm Ex-servicemen and widows of Ex-servicemen.
  2. Education Grant Rs. 100/- p.m. till XII Std. to children of non-pensioner Ex-servicemen and of all widows of Ex-servicemen up to three children.
  3. Financial Assistance of Rs. 10,000/- to non-pensioner Ex-servicemen towards House Repairs.
  4. Marriage Grant of Rs. 8,000/- to daughters of JCOs/Ors and their equivalents who are not provided any assistances for the purpose by State Government.
  5. Financial assistance up to Rs. 15,000/- towards Medical reimbursement for treatment taken in civil or Government Hospitals.
  6. Reimbursement towards expenditure incurred by Ex-servicemen for treatment of:
      90% for personnel Below Officers Rank and 75% for Officers.
      Up to Rs. 75,000/-
      Up to Rs. 75,000/-


Reimbursement of expenditure incurred by Ex-Servicemen who are members of Army Group Insurance Fund towards treatment in Civil Hospitals for serious diseases.

    Rs. 1,15,000/-
    Repeat Angioplasty/CABG
    Rs. 85,000/-
    Rs. 1,00,000/-
    Renal Transplant/Dialysis
    Rs. 1,25,000/-
    Total Hip/Knee Joint
    Rs. 1,00,000/-
    Prostate Surgery (TURP)
    Rs. 15,000/-
    Acute Phase Management of Stroke(Cerebra Vascular Accident)
    Rs. 50,000/-
    Lithotripsy for Kidney/Urethra Stones
    Rs. 20,000/-
    Arterial Surgery
    Rs. 1,00,000/-

  1. State Government

    1. Monetary Assistance (From Kargil defence Personnel Relief Fund) to:-
        Disability (Totally disabled/double amputee/totally)
    2. Compassionate appointment to one family member in State Government Job.
    3. Free Education up to Post Graduate level to the Children of the deceased.

  2. Central Government

    1. Ex-Gratia amount to NOK
        Death occurring in war
        Rs. 10,00,000/-
        Death occurring in action against militants/terrorists/extremists
        Rs. 7,50,000/-
        Death occurring in performance of duties and by terrorists and anti national elements, etc.,
        Rs. 5,00,000/-
    2. 50% concession Air Travel to all War Widows and permanently disabled Officers(Battle Casualty)
    3. 75% concession in Railways.
    4. Priority in Telephone connection and Waiver of installation charges.


  1. SEMFEX-1 (Self Employment for Ex-servicemen)
      Small Scale Industry
      Max. age
      60 years
      Rs. 15,00,000/-
      Promoter's Contribution
      1. 10% up to Rs. 10,00,000/-
      2. 18.3% above Rs.10,00,000/-
      Soft Seed Capital Loan
      15% of loan amount
      Term Loan
      66.7% of loan amount
      Repayment Period
      5 to 7 years
      Tamil Nadu Industrial Investment Corporation Ltd.
  2. SEMFEX-II (Self Employment for Ex-servicemen)
      Agriculture and Allied purpose
      Ex-servicemen/widows;Age no bar
      Maximum Loan
      Rs. 10,00,000/-
      Promoter's Contribution
      Varies up to maximum 15% depending upon purpose and loan amount
      All nationalised Banks
      Repayment period
      Maximum 10 years.
  3. SEMFEX-III (Self Employment for Ex-servicemen)
      Khadi and Village Industries.
      Ex-servicemen/widows; Age no bar
      Maximum Loan
      Cost of Industry
      Margin Money
      30% up to Rs. 10,00,000 (subsidy at tail end ) and above this @ 10%
      Promoter's Contribution
      5% of loan amount
      All nationalized Banks (through KVIC/KVIB)
  4. NEF (National Equity Fund) Scheme
      Small Industry and selected Agricultural activities
      Ex-servicemen/widows; Age no bar
      Maximum Loan
      Rs. 50,00,000/-
      Promoter's Contribution
      10% of loan amount
      Soft Seed Capital Loan
      25% of loan amount subject to a maximum of Rs.10,00,000/-
      Term Loan
      65% of loan amount
      Tamil Nadu Industrial Investment Corporation Ltd., Commercial Banks and selected Co-operative Banks.
      Repayment period
      Maximum 7 years (depending upon type of venture and amount of loan)