1.    Due to expansion of the Navy and the Air Force during World War-II the Indian Soldiers’ Board was reconstituted in April, 1944. Later in March, 1951 it was renamed as Indian Soldiers and Airmens’ Board. This Board functions under the Ministry of Defence and Defence Minister as its Chairman. The designation of Board was changed to the Kendriya Sainik Board in 1975.

2.    As the welfare of the ex-servicemen and their dependents is the joint responsibility of the Centre and the State, majority of the problems will have to be resolved only by the States. To assists the State Govt. in this regard, there are 29 Rajya Sainik Boards(RSB) in the country. Like Kendriya Sainik Board at the centre, the Rajya Sainik Boards are advisory bodies in respect of policy formulation with regards to resettlement and welfare of ex-servicemen residing in the States. However, the implementation of resettlement and welfare schemes is carried out through Department of Sainik Welfare in the State and Zila Sainik Welfare Offices at District levels.

Directorate general Resettlement(DGR)

3.    The Directorate General Resettlement has been given the overall responsibility for resettlement and welfare of ex-Servicemen. The schemes/activities of the Directorate General Resettlement can be categorised under the following heads:-
(a)    Re-employment
(b)    Self-employment
(c)    Training
(d)    Welfare.