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TOP 6 VETERANS SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS IN INDIA

ESM-CORNER -EX-SERVICEMEN

Ex Servicemen are those who have served the Nation in the Indian Armed Forces and have retired or been released from service. They constitute a large and diverse community that has made significant contributions to the Defence and security of the Country. They also face various challenges and issues in their Post-Service life, such as Pension, Health, Education, Employment, and Resettlement. To address these challenges and issues, and to protect the rights and interests of Ex Servicemen and their dependents, various Ex Servicemen organizations in India provide various services and support to Ex Servicemen and their families. In this article, we will discuss some of the prominent Ex Servicemen organization’s in India and their objectives and activities. We are covering only a few and known Ex Servicemen organization, However there are hundreds of them in different states, domains etc.

Voice of Ex-Servicemen Society

This is a society that works for the welfare and dignity of Ex Serviceman  and their dependents. It provides Legal, Financial, and Social assistance to Ex-Servicemen and their families in various matters, such as pension, health, education, and employment. It also organizes various events and activities to promote the welfare and morale of Ex-Serviceman and their community, such as seminars, rallies, and cultural programs. It also raises awareness and advocates for the rights and interests of Ex-Servicemen and their communities.  https://www.voiceofexservicemen.in/

Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement (IESM)

This is an umbrella Organisation for all Ex Servicemen of India. It provides a unified veteran voice on issues of national interest, such as Defence, security, and governance. It serves as a forum for raising and discussing challenges faced by veterans, such as pension anomalies, health coverage and benefits, and legal issues. It renders assistance and advice to veterans on matters of pension, health coverage and benefits, and legal issues. It also mobilises and supports Ex-Serviceman and their families in various causes and campaigns, such as One Rank One Pension (OROP) and Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT). https://www.iesm.org/

Tri-Services Ex Servicemen Welfare Association (TSEWA)

This is an association of Ex-Serviceman from the Army, Navy, and Air Force. It aims to provide legal aid, pension guidance, and welfare support to Ex-Serviceman and their dependents. It also advocates for the implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) and other demands of ex servicemen, such as disability pension, medical facilities, and canteen facilities. It also provides information and updates to Ex-Serviceman and their families on various policies and schemes of the government and the Defence forces. It also conducts various welfare activities and programmes for Ex-Serviceman and their families, such as medical camps, education grants, and skill development. https://tsewa.org/

National Ex-Servicemen Co-ordination Committee, Kolkata

This is a non-profit organisation that aims to protect the rights and interests of Ex Servicemen and their dependents. It also provides legal, financial, and social assistance to Ex-Serviceman and their families. It also organises various events and activities to promote the welfare and morale of Ex Serviceman and their community, such as seminars, rallies, and cultural programmes. It is one of the four Ex Serviceman associations that have been recognized by the Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare, which is a department under the Ministry of Defence, India. https://nexcc.org/index.php

The Disabled War Veterans (India), Delhi

This is an organisation of the war-disabled/battle casualties and is a non-political, democratic, secular, voluntary organisation. It was registered with the Registrar of Societies in the year 1978 and is one of three organisations granted recognition by the Ministry of Defence, Government of India. It was primarily formed to assist war/battle casualties to receive their due entitlements as sanctioned by the Government of India besides seeking to suggest welfare measures needed for this group of armed forces casualties. It also provides legal, financial, and social assistance to war-disabled/battle casualties and their dependents.  https://www.diwave.org/

The Indian Ex-Services League, Delhi

This is an association of retired Defence personnel and their dependents. It provides guidance, support, and assistance to Ex Servicemen and their families on various matters, such as pension, health, education, and resettlement. It also organises various welfare activities and programs for Ex Serviceman and their families, such as medical camps, education grants, and skill development. It also conducts various social and cultural programs to enhance the quality of life of its members. It also represents the Ex Servicemen community in various forums and platforms and advocates for their rights and interests. https://www.indianexservicesleague.in/

Conclusion

Ex Servicemen Organisations in India play a vital role in providing various services and support to Ex Serviceman and their families. They also act as a bridge between the Ex-Servicemen community and the government and the Defence forces. They also contribute to the national interest and the social and cultural fabric of the country. They deserve respect and recognition for their service and sacrifice for the nation. They also need more support and cooperation from the government and society to address their challenges and issues and to improve their quality of life.

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