Functions of the department as laid down in Allocation of Business Rules
- Matters relating to Ex-servicemen including non-pensioners.
- Ex-servicemen contributory health scheme.
- Matters relating to Directorate general of Resettlement and Kendriya Sainik Board.
- The Pension Regulation for the Army, 1961 (Part I and II) and 2008 (Part I & II)
- The Pension Regulations for the Air Force 1961 (Part I and II)
- The Navy (Pension) Regulations, 1964
- The Entitlement Rules for Casualty Pensionary Awards to the Armed Forces Personnel, 1982 and 2008.