Zila Sainik Welfare Office

Zila Sainik Board (UT) was constituted on 01 Apr 1978 to look after the welfare and resettlement of ex-servicemen, servicemen, widows and their dependents residing in UT Chandigarh. Prior to 1978 they were being looked after by the District Soldiers, Sailors & Airmen Board, Ambala Cantt. The present Zila Sainik Board was re-designated as Zila Sainik Welfare Office on 11 Jan 1985 with Zila Sainik Welfare Officer nominated as head of the office and is located in Sector 21-D, Chandigarh. The Department is under Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh and Home Secretary is the Administrative Secretary for the Department.


The Department is organized as under :

  • Zila Sainik Welfare Officer
  • Senior Assistant
  • Junior Assistant
  • 2 Clerks
  • Welfare Organiser
  • Field Investigator
  • Driver, Peon and Safai Karamchari (one each)


The following welfare activities are undertaken by Zila Sainik Welfare Office :

  • For ex-servicemen
    • To issue ex-servicemen identity cards.
    • To issue medical treatment cards with details of families.
    • To assist in settlement of pension cases.
    • To provide re-employment assistance.
    • To conduct training for ex-servicemen to improve their employment prospects.
    • Attestation of documents.
    • Monetary awards and monthly allowance to gallantry award winners (Serving & ex-servicemen)
    • Progress cases for financial assistance under Raksha Mantri’s Discretionary Fund


  • For widows
    • To issue widow Identity cards.
    • To assist in settlement of pension cases.
    • To provide financial assistance to needy widows.
    • To follow up regarding their administrative problems with Chandigarh Administration.
    • Attestation of documents.


  • For dependents
    • To issue dependent certificate for educational purposes.
    • To settle pension cases of minor dependents.


  • For serving personnel
    • Any kind of verification asked by the Unit/Records Office.
    • To follow up their problems with Chandigarh Administration.

Welfare Schemes

The following welfare schemes are being run by this department:-

  • Computer Course – One computer course is conducted in a year for 25 ex-servicemen/widows and their dependents for a duration of 6 months at DOEACC (Regional Computer Centre), Sector: 17, Chandigarh. The course is free of cost to the students.
  • Grant of Scholarship – One time grant of scholarship of Rs 3600/- given to the wards of ex-servicemen/widows of UT, Chandigarh who have passed Matriculation and 10+2 examination with minimum 60% marks and are studying in next higher class. The students are selected based on marks scored by them in Board examinations.
  • Financial Assistance – A sum of Rs 800/- per month is given as financial assistance to those World War II Veterans who were discharged on reduction of Army due to demobilization/invalidation without any pensionary benefits. In case of their death the amount is paid to their widows till they are alive.
  • Funeral Allowance – A sum of Rs 1500/- is being paid to the NOK of Ex-servicemen on his death.
  • Additional pension of Rs 300/- per month is paid to the widows of personnel below officer rank, whose husbands died in harness.
  • Financial assistance of Rs. 500/- per month to blind ex-servicement or their children who are resident of Chandigarh.
  • Financial assistance of Rs. 500/- per month to the mentally retarted children of ex - servicemen who are resident of Chandigarh.
  • Financial assitance of Rs. 1000/- per month to ex - servicement who are resident of U.T. Chandigarh and undergoing paraplegic treatment in the following organizations:-
    • Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre, Mohali.
    • Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre, Kirkee.
    • The Red Rose Home for Disabled Soldier, Banglore.
    • St. Dunstan's After Care Organisation for the Blind, Dehradun.

Sainik Rest House

  • A Sainik Rest House is located centrally in Sector: 21-D (Opposite Aroma Hotel), Chandigarh.
  • Number of Rooms
    • AC Double Bed - 7
    • AC Four Bed - 4
    • AC Six Bed - 1
    • 2 Dormitories Air Cooled (8 Beds in each)
    • 1 Single Bed Room without attached Toilet/Bath Room
    • 2 Large AC Halls for conducting conferences/ meetings

    The booking for accommodation can be made by contacting the Caretaker, Sh N.N. Bhat on telephone No 0172-2701947.