The Department of Ex-Servicemen’s Welfare is under the administrative control of the Public Department, and is responsible for the rehabilitation and resettlement of ex-servicemen and their dependents and welfare of the families of Serving Defence. Personnel in the State. All Welfare Schemes are being implemented through the District Office.  The Special Secretary to Government, Public Department is the Ex-Officio Director of Ex-Servicemen’s Welfare and the controlling Officer is the Additional Director, Directorate of Ex-Servicemen’s Welfare, Chennai.

The District Collector is the President of the District Soldier’s, Sailor’s and Airmen’s Board and the Deputy/Assistant Director Ex-Servicemen’s Welfare of the District is the Secretary. Office of Assistant Director of Ex-Servicemen’s Welfare of Thanjavur is functioning in the below mentioned address:

“Jawans Bhawan,
Muthu Kumara Moopanar Salai,
Opposite to Head Post Office,
Thanjavur – 613001.
Phone No.04362-230104
Email ID:”

The Directorate of Ex-servicemen’s Welfare co-ordinates and controls the following Welfare activities of the District Offices.

Schemes Operated Under Tamil Nadu Ex-Services Personnel Benevolent Fund

S.No. Nature of Assistance


01 Lifetime Grant to World War Veterans Rs.10,000/- p.m
02 Lifetime Grant to widows of World War Veterans Rs.4,000/- p.m
03 Life time monthly Grant to old and infirm Non pensioner ESM/ Widows above 60 Yrs Rs.4,000/- p.m
04 Ex-Servicemen who are suffering from T.B/ Leprosy / Cancer and undergoing in-patient treatment in the T.B.Sanatorium/ Leprosarium / Cancer institute approved by the Government of Tamil Nadu as well as in the Government General Hospitals/ Rehabilitation Homes.

Pocket Money of

Rs.50/- per day

05 To T.B/ Leprosy Patients of the Sanatoprium / Leprosarium to visit their homes periodically, i.e., once in a year Transport Charges
06 Grant towards the purchase of spectacles and hearing aid apparatus etc., as recommended by the specialists. Up to Maximum of


07 Lifetime  Grant to Totally Blind, provided they are not in receipt of any assistance from other sources. Rs.7,000/- p.m
08 Lifetime Grant to Cancer Patients Rs.7,000/- p.m
09 Lifetime Grant to Paraplegic Rs.7,000/- p.m
10 Lifetime Grant to those affected by Leprosy Rs.5,000/- p.m
11 Lifetime Grant to Tuberculosis Patients Rs.5,000/- p.m
12 Lifetime Grant to differently abled to Ex-Servicemen and their Dependents Rs.5,000/- p.m
13 Lifetime Grant to Mentally Retarded Children Rs.7,000/- p.m
14 Lifetime Grant to Mentally Challenged Wife / Widow Rs.7,000/- p.m
15 Lifetime Grant to the children of Ex-Servicemen who are affected by Cancer, Paraplegic and Totally Blind Rs.7,000/- p.m
16 Lifetime Grant to the Children of Ex-Servicemen who are affected by Tuberculosis and Leprosy Rs.5,000/- p.m
17 Marriage Grant to two daughters of ESM Rs.25,000/-

(One Time Grant)

18 Grant for alleviation of distress due to fire, flood civil riots, accidental death and other natural calamities

Upto a maximum of


19 To the war widows/war disabled and to the recipients of Param Vir Chakra, Ashok Chakra, Maha Vir Chakra, Kirti Chakra, Vir Chakra, Shaurya Chakra and to the widows who are in receipt of Defence Family Pension Reimbursement of House Tax

(Ceiling upto Rs.10,000/-)

20 Gift articles of Leprosy patients on the eve of Deepavali festival Worth Rs.2,500/-
21 Grant for meeting Funeral expenses of Ex-Servicemen and Ex-Service Officer Rs.10,000/- (One Time Grant)
22 Grant for meeting Funeral expenses of widows of Ex-Servicemen and Ex-Service Officer Rs.7,000/-

(One Time Grant)


23 Grant for major surgeries, such as kidney Transplantation or Open Heart Surgery to Non-Pensioner Ex-Servicemen Rs.50,000/-
24 Home Loan Subsidy for Purchase / Construction of New House for Ex-Servicemen and widows Rs.1,00,000/-

(One Time Grant)

25 To Orphan Children of Ex-Servicemen Actual Educational Expenses
26 To dependants of Ex-Servicemen/ Serving Soldier who complete the course in the Tailoring Units run by the Department Free Sewing Machines
27 To trainees of Tailoring Units run by the Department

Stipend of Rs.50/- per day Rs.1,000/- for Raw Materials


28 To those undergoing training at Queen Mary’s Technical Institute for disabled soldiers at Kirkee, Pune Stipend of

Rs.900/- p.m

29 Technical grant to Ex-Servicemen, widows and their Wards who undergo Training and pass the Exam conducted by DOTE Typewriting Lower Rs.3,000/- Typewriting Higher Rs.5,000/-

Shorthand Lower Rs.7,000/-

Shorthand Higher Rs.10,000/-

30 Recruitment Rally expenditure to District Administration Rs.6,00,000/-

Per rally (Maximum 5 Rallies per year)

Schemes Operated Under Amalgamated Fund

01. Marriage Grant of Rs.1,00,000/- and 8 gms Gold Coin for making  Thirumangalyam for the daughters of Defence Personnel killed or disabled in

action with disabilities 50% and above. Similarly, Rs.50,000/- and 8 gms Gold  Coin for making Thirumangalyam whose disability is less than 50%.

02. Annual Maintenance Grant of Rs.25,000/- to the next of kin of Defence Personnel killed and to the personnel disabled in war /  War  – like operations for life time.
03 Housing Grant of Rs.50,000/- to widows of Defence Personnel killed and to the personnel disabled in action in all conflicts after Independence (One Time)
04 Ex-Gratia of Rs.2,00,000/- to the War Widows/ Next of kin of Battle Casualties and of Rs.1,00,000/- to the Defence Personnel Disabled in action.


Reimbursement of 75% of interest of Bank Loans, upto a maximum of Rs.10.00 Lakhs, for Self employment ventures.


Reimbursement of 100% of interest of Bank Loans, upto maximum of Rs.15.00 Lakhs availed by Self Help Groups of Ex-Servicemen and their widows, for self employment activities.


Subsidy of 25% subject to a maximum of Rs.50,000/- on the cost of industrial Shed/ Plot for venture in Industrial activities.


Ex-Servicemen Children Literacy improvement grant (ECLIG) to the wards of Ex-Servicemen ranging from Rs.2,000/- to Rs.10,000/- per student per annum from 1st std to Post Graduate Level (Academic Courses).


ECLIG of Rs.25,000/- p.a to all Technical / Professional / Vocational Degree and Post Graduate Courses to Wards of Ex-Servicemen


ECLIG of Rs.20,000/- p.a to all Diploma Courses in Polytechnic to Wards of Ex-Servicemen


ECLIG of Rs.10,000/- p.a. to all ITI / Certificate Courses approved by Government to Wards of Ex-Servicemen


Lumpsum Grant of Rs.25,000/- to Rs.1,00,000/- paid to Children of                         Ex-Servicemen joining Indian Armed Forces.

06. An incentive of Rs.50,000/- per student per annum to the wards of Ex-Servicemen studying in IITs / IIMs and National Law Schools who are native of  Tamil Nadu up to the rank of JCOs including Honorary Commissioned Officers from academic year 2022-2023
07 An incentive of Rs.25,000/- per student per annum to the wards of                        Ex-Servicemen who are studying in Sainik Schools w.e.f. 2022-23.


Honouring the Parents

To honour the parents those who have contributed to the cause to the Nation by way of sending their only son / daughter or more than one son / daughter to Armed Forces by awarding them with War Services Incentive as indicated below:

01. Parents who have sent their only son / daughter Rs.20,000/- (One Time Grant) Plus Silver Medal Worth Rs.1,000/-
02 Parents who have sent more than one son/ daughter Rs.25,000/-  (One Time Grant) Plus Silver Medal worth Rs.1,000/-