Battle Casualities

The following benefits are given to the widows of fatal battle casualties:-
S.No. Description Amount Entitled Processed by
1. Liberalised Family Pension Last pay drawn CDA (P)Allahabad
Ex-Gratia (Central)
  1. Death occurring due to accidents in course of performance of duties
  2. Death in course of performance of duties attributed to acts of violence by terrorists, anti-social elements etc.
  3. Death occurring in border skirmishes and action against militants,terrorists,extremist,sea pirates etc
  4. Death occurring while on duty in the specified high altitude,inaccessible border posts on account of natural disasters,extreme weather conditions.
  5. Death occurring during enemy action in war or such war like engagements, which are specifically notified by Ministry of Defence and death occurring during evacuation of
    Indian Nationals from a war-torn zone in foreign country.

    (Revised rates wef 01 Jan 2016)

Rs 25.00 lacs
Rs 25.00 lacs
Rs 35.00 lacs
Rs 35.00 lacs
Rs 45.00 lacs
Records Office / MP-5 for cases CDA (P) Allahabad
3. Death link Insurance
Scheme DLIS(JCO/ORs)
4. Medical Facilities to the dependents/Noks ECHS (Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme) provides cashless health care to war-widows/war disabled defence personnel and their NoKs. War Widows are not required to pay the membership fee.  
5. Marriage Grant A grant of Rs 1,00,000/- is given for marriage of daughters, widow re-marriage and orphan son’s marriage of battle casualties (fatal), physical casualties (fatal).  
6. Vocational Training Grant Rs 20,000/- (One time) for Widows (Pensioner/Non-Pen up to Hav.Rank)  
7. Educational Concession children of Armed Forces Officers/JCOs/ORs missing/disabled/killed in action (w.e.f. 01.07.2017) Based on length of service and emoluments last drawn by the deceased individual.  
8. Government accommodation Retention Retention of Govt married accommodation for two years from the death of the Individual extended by one and a half year with the approval of the Competent Authority.  
9. Reservation in Jobs 4.5% reservation for disabled ESM/dependents of Servicemen killed in action already in central public sector enterprises and nationalised banks.  
10. Resettlement Schemes There are lot of schemes for resettlement schemes run by Directorate General Resettlement (DGR) like allotment of petrol pumps etc. to ensure proper resettlement of war widows/dependents.  
11. Air Travel Concession: 75% concession in domestic flights by Indian Airlines to War Widows   Zilla/Rajya Sainik Board
Railway Travel Concession
  1. Ministry of Railways provides
    concessions (upto 75%) on tickets to
    widows of martyrs and Complementary
    Card Passes to Chakra awardees and
    their widows.
  Zilla/Rajya Sainik Board
13. Priority / Reservation in Professional /Higher Educational Institutes. Central Government and various State Govts have provision of reservation of seats in higher educational institutions for children of ESM. Wards/widows of Servicemen killed/ disabled in action are placed in Priority I and II respectively. (top categories)
About 38 seats are reserved as nominee candidates by KSB under MoHFW quota for ESM in admission to Medical /Dental Colleges.
Zilla/Rajya Sainik Board
14. Priority in Telephone Connection: No installation fees. 50% concession in Rental Charges   Zilla/Rajya Sainik Board
15. Allotment of oil product agencies under the 8% defence quota   Director General of Resettlement
16. Education Concession from MOD: Full re-imbursement of tuition fees, transportation charges and hostel charges less mess charges. Re-imbursement of the cost of books/stationery @ Rs 1000/-p.a, cost of uniform where compulsory upto Rs 1700/- during the first year and Rs 700/- for the subsequent years, and cost of clothing @ Rs 500/- for the first year and Rs 300/- for the subsequent years. The above educational concessions will be upto and inclusive of the first degree course (Revised rates wef 01 Sep 2008)   AG's Br (CW-3)
17. Final Settlement of Accounts - PAO/CDA(O)
18. Armed Forces Personnel Provident Fund (AFPPF) As per contribution accumulated along with compound interest. PAO/CDA(O)
19. Armed Forces Battle Casualty Welfare Fund (AFBCWF)( publish date 6-may-2020) Rs. 8.00 lacs/- Addln ex-gratia grant to NoKs of deceased soldiers  
20. Death cum Retirement Gratuity Full reimbursement of tuition fee
Full reimbursement of Hostel Charges for those studying in boarding schools and colleges.
CDA(P) Allahabad
21. Retention of Govt married accommodation for 2 yrs extendable upto 3 years & 6 months at Govt rates   QMG Branch
22. Benefits from State Govts As per State Rules State Govt
S.No. Description Amount Entitled Processed by
23. Army Group Insurance
(w.e.f. 01.10.2016)
Rs. 75.00 lacs (Officers)

Rs. 40.00 lacs (JCO/ORs)
24. AGI Maturity As per contribution accumulated along with compound interest. AGIF
25. Leave Encashment As applicable PAO/CDA(O)
26. Army Wives Welfare
Association (AWWA)
Rs. 15,000/- ex-gratia grant to NoKs of
deceased soldiers (w.e.f. 01.04.2015)
Welfare Complex
27. Army Officers Benevolent Fund Rs 50,000/- (Officers only) AG's Br (Accts Sec)
Army Central Welfare Fund / National Defence Fund
  1. One Time Grant to all surviving NOKs of all fatal battle casualties of all operations wef 15 Aug 1947 to 30 Apr 1999 from ACWF(K)/NDF(BC)
  2. One Time Grant to NOKs of all battle casualty wef 01 May 1999
Rs 1.00 lacs
Rs 30,000/-
AG's Br (R&W Sec)
Assistance from Army Welfare Corpus
  1. Education Scholarship (only for Professional Courses)
  2. Penury
  3. Self Employment/Agro based ventur
Tuition Fee + Rs 5,000/-(for Books) subject to a maximum of Rs 25,000/-p.a
Penury grant is provided at the rate of Rs. 4000/- per month for life time wef 01 Apr 2017.
Rs 25,000/-
AG's Br (R&W Sec)
30. Reservation/Priority Defence Housing Schemes Reservation (upto 3%) / Priority in Army Welfare Housing Organisation (AWHO) and Air Force Naval Housing Board (AFNHB dwelling units for widow/Parents of Battle Casualties/Fatal Casualties. AWHO