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Charter of Duty of KSB

The Charter of Duties of KSB Secretariat are listed below:

  • Organize and conduct following:
    • The meeting of KSB and Dir / Secy RSBs.
    • Annual Meeting of Management Committee of the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund.
    • Periodic meetings of the Executive Committee of the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund.
  • Progressing implementation of the decisions taken with concerned agencies.
  • Provide policy directive, as approved by the MoD, to Depts of Sainik Welfare in States / UTs on matters of welfare of Ex-Servicemen.
  • Monitor and guide the Depts of Sainik Welfare in the States in their functioning as per guidelines laid down by KSB / Ministry of Defence.
  • Provide budgetary support for establishment and maintenance costs of Depts of Sainik Welfare and Zila Sainik Welfare Offices to States / UTs.
  • Attend as member of the Selection Committee convened invariably under the Chief Secretary of the State for selection of Director, Dept of Sainik Welfare / Secretary RSB and Zila Sainik Welfare Officer / Secretary ZSB convened one month prior to the post falling vacant.
  • Inspect the Department of Sainik Welfare of States / UTs each year and report on their functioning to State Govt / MoD.
  • Attend Rajya Sainik Board and Amalgamated Fund Meeting in States as special invitee.
  • Administer Armed Forces Flag Day Fund (AFFDF).
  • Deal with redressal and queries related to welfare of Ex-Servicemen and families of deceased service personnel.
  • Operate the Scheme for allotment of Medical, Dental and Engineering seats under Ministry of Defence quota.
  • Organize and conduct ‘Armed Forces Flag Day Collections’ at Central Govt. Depts located at Delhi.
  • Provide flags, posters and publicity material for conduct of the AFFD in States / UTs and Indian Missions abroad.
  • Provide through National Defence Fund periodic augmentation of corpus of Amalgamated Special Fund of the States.
  • Operation of centrally sponsored schemes such as RMDF (Raksha Mantri Discretionary Fund) and others.
  • Issue I-Card for availing Rail Travel Concession to War Widows and to ESM in special cases.
  • Process grants through Defence Ministers Appellate Committee on Pension (DMACP) for Ex-Servicemen in penury.
  • Operate the PM Scholarship Scheme.
  • Provide financial assistance to paraplegic homes at PRC Kirkee & Mohali, 35 War Memorial Hostels, Cheshire Homes and various institutes and visit them to check its proper distribution.
  • Advise on the correct investment of the Amalgamated Fund by the RSBs of the States / UTs.
  • Inspect ZSBs at random to check their functioning and effectiveness.