Welfare Schemes Welfare Schemes



This scheme provides financial assistance to Pensioner/Non-Pensioner Ex-Servicemen (ESM) up to the rank of Havildar or equivalent in the Navy/Air Force. The scheme was started in way back in the year 1981 with an amount of Rs 3,000/- per daughter. This was earlier revised in May 2007 to Rs 16,000/- per head and applicable up to two daughters. Thereafter it has been recommended in 16 Jul 2015 that wef01 Apr 2016 Marriage Grant in r/o ESM/widows is enhanced from Rs 16,000/- per daughter toRs 50,000/- per daughter (max upto two daughters) whose daughter’s marriages are solemnized after 01 Apr 2016.


The aim of this aid gratis is to provide financial assistance to ESM or widows up to the rank of Havildar for marriage of their daughters and remarriage of widows.

Financial Assistance

Paid out of AFFDF is provided for marriage of daughters of an eligible ESM or widow, at a rate of Rs 50,000/- per daughter/widow whose marriage is solemnized after 01 Apr 2016.

Eligibility Conditions

The following criteria must be fulfilled:

  • Applicant must be an ESM or his widow.
  • Should be of rank Havildar & below.
  • The daughter should be above 18 years of age.
  • Should be recommended by respective ZSB.
  • Should not have obtained any financial grant for this purpose from State/Service.


ESM/widows/dependents online register themselves on KSB web site: www.ksb.gov.in and then apply online for the marriage grant. All the documents mentioned below must be scanned and uploaded with the application form.

  • Discharge Book/Document (must have entry regarding daughter).
  • Proof of Age of the daughter.
  • Proof of Marriage - Certificate from Registrar/Village Sarpanch.
  • A Certificate from Applicant that he/she has not taken any money / assistance / grant from respective State Govt / Services towards the daughter's marriage.
  • Details of Bank A/c No (in PNB/SBI only) ie IFS Code, Account Number, and name of bank.
  • Copy of Aadhar Card of the applicant ESM/widow/dependent.

Channel of Application

The application must be filled and forwarded online through the KSB webportal www.ksb.gov.in within 180 days of the solemnization of the marriage. The ZSW staff verifies the application after giving an appointment to the applicant. ZSB Officer recommends the case and forwards the same to RSB where Secretary RSB recommed the case, which finally reaches KSB..

Processing at KSB Sectt

Once the application reaches KSB Sectt . The Staff and Officer at KSB after due checks approve the application. Approved applications are then then forwarded for payments via NEFT through Account’s section of KSB Sectt.

Payment Procedure

After approval of the cases, the approved cases will be processed for payment via NEFT by the Accounts section of KSB Sectt.

Subsequent Grant for Second daughter's Marriage

If eligible, ESM/ Widowhave the option of applying through a fresh online application for second daughter's marriage. If two daughters are getting married at the same time or within a short interval,the ESM/Widow has the option to apply for both daughters through one application.However, the application should be uploaded within 180 days from the date of marriage ofeach daughter.

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