To serve the War Bereaved, War Disabled, Serving Defence Personnel, Exservicemen and their Dependents to the best of our abilities To provide Healing touch to the War Disabled, Families the Martyrs and Resettle them in a meaningful and dignified manner To help the Exservicemen for a second career To inspire the youth of the State for careers in the Armed Forces and train them to realise their dreams


Objecives of the Department


To maintain close liaison with State Government, District authorities, the Director General Resettlement/Ex–Servicemen Welfare Department New Delhi, the service authorities, recruiting organization and other departments pertaining to welfare and resettlement of ex-servicemen.

Maintaining an updated census and record of all ex-servicemen of the state, district wise and those who are seeking employment or self employment assistance.

To keep an updated record of orders and policy communications on employment, self employment, welfare matters and apprises ex-servicemen on the latest entitlements of benefits through media services and so on.

To extend benefits to the entitled battle casualties, war widows, gallantry award winners and their families.

 To extend scholarship, book grants and spot assistance as per the policies laid down.

 Arrange collections for Armed Forces Flag day fund through sale of flags, advertisements and so on.

 To advise the civil administration on all matters pertaining to welfare of ex-servicemen.

 To organize Rajya Sainik Board Meeting, Special Fund Committee and Governor’s Defence Fund Committee meetings periodically.

 To settle any grievances of ex-servicemen on matters of pension by taking up cases with appropriate authority.

 To create awareness about the available facilities. 

 Maintenance of Boys’/Girls’ hostel for providing better education to children of ex-servicemen. There are 5 military boys hostels and 1 military  girls hostel at the places mentioned below:-


(i)         Military Boys Hostels at    Belagavi, Athani, Mysuru, Karwar and Vijayapura.                 


(ii)        Military Girls Hostel at Dharwad


Maintenance of Sainik Rest Houses for ex-servicemen and their families at concessional rates  at Bengaluru,  Belagavi, Dharward, Karwar, Mysuru, Madikeri, Vijayapura, Bagalkot and Mangaluru.