Directorate General Resettlement (DGR) is an attached office of Ministry of Defence, Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare (DESW), which facilitates resettlement of Ex-Servicemen (ESM) by organizing Pre and Post retirement training and facilitating re-employment & self-employment. DGR was initially raised in 1954 under AGs Branch, Army HQ. In 1968 Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB), Rajya Sainik Boards (RSBs) and Zila Sainik Boards (ZSBs) became part of the Directorate of Resettlement and it was upgraded as Directorate General of Resettlement (DGR) headed by a Lieutenant General rank officer. DGR became an attached office of Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence in 2004. In the year 2009, following bifurcation of KSB, DGR has been left with only five Directorate Resettlement Zones (DRZ’s) which are co-located with the following Command HQs of the Army :-
(a). Northern Command, Udhampur
(b). Southern Command, Pune
(c). Central Command, Lucknow
(d). Western Command, Chandimandir
(e). Eastern Command, Kolkata
Resettlement of ESM is sought to be achieved through the following:-
(a) Upgrading their skills by imparting necessary training to prepare them to take on new assignments/jobs and assisting ESM in finding re-employment.
(b) Constant endeavor to provide employment opportunities in Government/Quasi Government/Public Sector Organizations.
(c) Pro-active action to facilitate re-employment of ESM in the Corporate Sector.
(d) Providing jobs through the following schemes for self employment -
(i) Ex-Servicemen (ESM) Coal Loading and Transportation Scheme
(ii) Coal Tipper Attachment Scheme for Widows and Disabled ESM
(iii) Security Agency Scheme
(iv) Scheme for providing Technical Services
(v) Issue of Eligibility Certificate for Allotment of Oil Product Agencies under 8% Quota Scheme
(vi) Management of Company Owned Company Operated (COCO) Outlets
(vii) Allotment of Mother Dairy Milk Booths and Fruit and Vegetable (Safal) Shops
(viii) Management of CNG station by ESM (Officers) in NCR
(ix) Issue of Eligibility Certificate for Allotment of regular LPG distributorship
(x) Issue of Eligibility Certificate for Allotment of Retail Outlet (Petrol & Diesel)
Note: For further details, please visit DGR’s website: https://dgrindia.gov.in/