Government has formulated several Self-employment ventures for rehabilitation
and resettlement of Ex-servicemen and their families. The details of some schemes
are given in the following paragraphs.
Allotment of Army Surplus Vehicles: Ex-Servicemen and widows of defence
personnel, who died while in service, are eligible to apply for allotment of Army
Surplus Class V-B Vehicles.
Coal Transportation Scheme: This is a popular scheme in vogue for the last 28 years. he ESM Coal Companies have performed to the total satisfaction of the Coal
Subsidiaries and have established themselves as the main work force of Coal India Limited (CIL).226India2010
Allotment of Oil Product Agency: Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has reserved 8% of Oil Product Agencies i.e LPG Distributorship, Petrol Pumps andSuperior
Kerosene Oil Distributorship etc. for the defence category applicants comprise war-time/peace-time widows and disabled soldiers.
Mother Dairy Milk Booths and Fruit & Vegetable (Safal) shops: This is a time tested well paying self employment scheme for ESM PBOR. In consultation with the Mother Dairy, the scheme is now being extended not only to the other cities of NCR viz
Gurgaon, Noida and Greater Noida, but to other states too. Jaipur has been included
in the scheme in March 2009.
PM’s Scholarship Scheme: The aim of PM Scholarship Scheme is to encourage the wards of widows and ex-servicemen to take up higher technical and professional
education. Under the scheme the amount of scholarships for boys is Rs. 1250/- per month and for girls Rs. 1500/- per month.