Revised Guidelines For Formation and Recognition of Ex-Servicemen’s Association – DESW Orders

Revise guidelines for formation and conduct of Ex-Servicemen Associations and their recognition - DESW Orders, The Associations will be accorded recognition subject to their fulfillment of revised conditions

Recognition of Ex-Servicemen’s Association – DESW Orders 

No. 28(86)2017/D (Res-I) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Defence 
Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare 
Sena Bhawan, New Delhi 

Dated the 6th March, 2018. 


Directorate General Resettlement 
West Block IV, Wing 5, 
R.K.Puram, New Delhi-110066. 

Subject: Recognition of Ex-Servicemen’s Association 


I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No. 9(37)92/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 31.1.1996, on the subject mentioned above and to revise the guidelines for formation and conduct of Ex-Servicemen Associations and their recognition.

The Associations will be accorded recognition subject to their fulfillment of revised conditions as under:- 

(a) The Associations should be registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The state chapters of the said Ex-Servicemen Association too should be registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The Association should have been formed with aims and objectives of promoting the common interest of Ex-Servicemen and should have well defined bye-laws and rules approved by the Registrar of the Societies under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 

(b) The Associations should have a minimum membership of One Lakh. This membership, however, in case of associations exclusively of Naval Ex-Servicemen or exclusively of Air Force Ex-Servicemen should not have less than ten thousand members. War widows Associations and Disabled War Veterans Associations will be exempted from the criteria of minimum membership. 

(c) The Associations formed shall be with the sole intent of projection of grievances/recommendations/problems of Ex-Servicemen and for their amelioration to the Government through its Offices. The Ex-Servicemen Associations will not imply any right to negotiate to the problems/grievances of the Ex-Servicemen. 

(d) The Associations in no case should be formed on religious, social, linguistic, area and caste lines. They should be apolitical in nature with no affiliation or contiguity to any Political party or political Association. The Ex-Servicemen Associations shall not espouse any political or religious thoughts to its members or the society, nor should it be in possession of or maintaining any fund amassed through political or religious leaders. 

(e) The membership should be comprised exclusively of ESM and they should not be involved in any type of criminal activity/proceedings in any Court of Law. 

(f) No other source of fund is allowed to be collected by the Association except subscriptions. 

(g) The Associations should not be associated with any Foreign Government or Company/conglomerate and any foreign Governments. Under no circumstances should the association accept any donations/pecuniary benefits from any foreign concern/entity. 

(h) The Association shall in not way enter into any communication with any foreign entity. All such correspondences are to be exclusively channelized through the Government and the Government shall have the prerogative to withhold it, if it so deems necessary. 

(i) The Acts, charter and conduct of the Ex-Servicemen Associations should not be for anti-Government activities or for acts prejudicial to national interest and security. 

(j) The Association shall submit an undertaking affirming its faith in democratic principles and binding itself to resort only to the lawful activities for representing the Ex-Servicemen’s problems. 

(k) The Association shall not raise issues in the interest of any caste, tribe or religious denomination. 

(l) The Association shall not maintain any political fund or lend itself to the propagation of the view of any political party or a member of such party. 

(m) The Association shall be composed of Ex-Servicemen, widows and their next of kin only. 

(n) The Association should have a Pan India presence i.e., the Ex-Servicemen Association should be of all India Character and should have adequate number of branches at State and District level. Its Office bearers should be composed of a mix of personnel of all three servies and ranks. The Composite Associations representing Ex-Servicemen of the three services should have a balance of tri service representation and also balanced representation of all ranks i.e. Officers, JCOs and OR and equivalent rank of the Army, Navy and Air Force. The Associations shall submit duly verified list of its members and Office bearers once every year to Directorate General of Resettlement (DGR) after their Annual General Meeting. 

(o) The Association shall have duly elected body of office bearers from amongst its members only, valid for a specified period. 

(p) The Association shall have a Constitution/bye laws and its functioning should be strictly in accordance with the said charter of its adopted Constitution/bye laws. 

(q) Any amendment in the constitution/bye laws of the Association, after its recognition under these rules, shall be made only with the prior approval of the Government, if the recognition is to be continued thereafter. 

(r) The Association shall endeavour to hold at least one Annual Body Meeting every year, and the dates and schedule of which should be duly notified in advance to its members and its Office bearers with the proposed agenda points. 

(s) The Association shall maintain only one bank account for its operations. The persons authorized to operate these bank accounts shall be selected in its annual general body meetings. Changes, if any, at any later date(s) shall be with consensus and by a majority selection. 

(t) The Association shall have its accounts checked every year by a registered Chartered Accountant and copy of the audited accounts, as well as its annual report should be made available to DGR within thirty days of such check for information and scrutiny. 

(u) The Association shall inform the Government of all accounts operated by it on all social media platform and only the authorized Office bearers of the association are permitted to post messages on such sites. No offensive posts are to be posted. The Office bearers are to familiarize themselves with Indian IT Act prior to operating any such account. 

(v) The Association shall not publish any periodicals, journal, magazines, bulletins etc. without the prior consent of the Government. In no case writings of defamatory nature, vilifying any individuals, group of individuals, private sources and Government shall be permitted to be printed in such publishings. The publishings shall in no way disrupt any ties of the Government with any State Government/foreign concern/Government or any Government authority. The publishing shall also not be inimical to the Government or to the Society. The copies of all such periodicals, bulletins and magazines, journals (as the case may be) shall be supplied by the Association to the Department of ESW, DGR and KSB. 

(w) The communication addressed by the Association or any office bearers on its behalf to the Government or Government authority shall not contain any disrespectful or improper language. 

(x) In any communications addressed to the Government or in any panel on any national/regional television channels, it shall be ensured that the choice of language used is respectful and not defamatory of the Government or its agencies and such appearances should not be a tool to ignite passions for any particular agenda. 

(y) The Association shall not indulge in any Commercial activity with the objective of generating any income/profits. 

2. The Associations, including the existing ones, desirous of being considered for recognition may apply to the office of the DGR, West Block IV, Wing-5, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066 with documentary proofs in support of and fulfillment of the conditions of recognition as mentioned above along with Memorandum of Understanding, Constitution, Bye Laws, Names and address of Office bearers, membership, certificate of registration by the Registrar of Societies. Any false representations and/or any false documents/evidences submitted shall make the concerned association liable for permanent rejection and penal action. 

3. Verification of the membership of the Association as Ex-Servicemen Association shall be carried out through the DGR.

4. The recognition will not entitle any Association or any person concerned with it to any financial or other assistance from the Government. 

5. The recognition to the Association shall be subject to its adherence of its Constitution, Bye Laws and observance and fullfillment of the conditions and criteria as laid down in the guidelines.They are to be followed in letter and spirit and the said membership can be revoked by the Government if any of the associations fail to comply with the guidelines. 

6. Only the authorized persons as detailed by the Ex-Servicemen Associations shall be permitted to deal with the Government and/or submit application/letters. The associations shall, however, see that causes of individual nature of Ex-Servicemen are not espoused/supported. 

7. The Government may dispense with or relax the requirements of any of these rules to such extent and subject to such conditions as it may deem fit in regard to any Association. 

Yours faithfully, 
(Manmohan Pipil) 
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India 



'Aaykar Setu' mobile app,1,3rd cpc,1,4th cpc,1,5th cpc,15,6th cpc,21,7th CPC,538,7th CPC Arrears,5,7th CPC Arrers,8,7th CPC Bunching of Stages,5,7th CPC Hindi News,20,7th CPC News,78,7th Pay Commission,297,Aadhaar,31,aai employee,1,Aarogya Setu,1,accommodation,4,acpin,1,ad-hoc bonus,9,ad-hoc staff,2,additional hra,4,admission,2,admit card,1,advance,6,advance salary,3,age limit,1,AGEY,1,aicpin,29,aigdsu news,6,AIIMS,3,ailtc railways,8,aipr,5,Air Force,14,Air Force pay Rules 2017,2,Air India,12,air india ltc 80 fare,15,Air Travel,21,Aircel,1,airf,29,Airlines,1,Airtel,4,alcohol policy,1,all india,5,Allowances,167,Amazon Ofers,1,Andhra Pradesh,1,Andhra Pradesh govt employee,1,anomaly committee,2,aoc,1,apar,18,app download,1,Apple iPhone,3,Army Pay Rules 2017,3,Assam,4,Assistant Jobs,1,Bank,55,bank da,8,bank holidays,1,Bank Policies,21,banknotes,1,Benevolent Fund,1,Bihar,9,Bihar 7th CPC,3,bihar govt employee,2,Bollywood,4,bombay high court,1,bonous,2,bonus,20,bpms letter,1,BPSC,1,breakdown allowance,3,Breaking News,139,BRICS,1,Briefcase allowance,1,Bsnl,37,BSNLMRS Hospitals,2,budget,8,Business,84,ca exam pattern,1,Cabinet News,44,cadre restructuring,7,cadre review,27,CAG Report,3,canteen allowance,1,capf,2,CAPO News,4,Career,56,career progression,1,casual labour,10,casual leave,6,cat Judgement,9,cat order,8,CBDT,35,CBEC,5,cbic,5,CBSE,20,ccs master circular,3,ccs pension rules,10,ccs rules,34,ccsrp rule,4,cda rules,3,cga om,5,cgda,55,cgegis table,10,cgewho,1,CGHS,169,cghs agartala,1,cghs ahmedabad,3,cghs allahabad,1,cghs bengaluru,4,cghs bhopal,4,cghs bhubaneswar,1,cghs chandigarh,1,Cghs Chennai,2,cghs dbanbad,2,cghs dehradun,1,cghs delhi,10,cghs dibrugarh,1,cghs gandhinagar,1,cghs guwahati,1,cghs hyderabad,2,cghs indore,1,cghs jabalpur,1,cghs jaipur,1,cghs Jalpaiguri,1,cghs kanpur,2,cghs karnataka,1,cghs kerala,1,cghs kolkata,1,cghs lucknow,1,cghs meerut,3,cghs mumbai,2,cghs nagpur,2,cghs patna,2,cghs pune,1,cghs ranchi,6,cghs shillong,2,cghs Siliguri,1,cghs trivandrum,2,cghs uttrakhand,1,cghs vadodara,2,cghs Varanasi,1,chandigarh,1,chhattisgarh,1,child care leave,7,children education allowance,9,China,1,cisf,1,Civil Accounts Organisation,1,Classification of Posts,3,come & play scheme,1,Commutation of Pension,3,compassionate ground appointment,15,Compensation Policy,5,Compensatory Allowance,1,Compensatory Leave,1,composite allowance,1,condiment allowance,3,Condiment expenditure,3,confedration,2,consatant attendance allowance,1,contract labour,15,contractual employees,3,Conveyance Allowance,4,Coronavirus,72,covid,71,cpao order,34,cpf,2,cpgrams,5,cpiiw,22,cpmf,1,cpse,88,cpse employees,25,cpse guidelines,29,cpse pay revision,2,cpse pension,7,CPSEs Pay,20,cpwd om,1,Cricket,4,cris,3,CRPF,1,CS(MA) Rules,6,CSBC,1,csd,7,csd price list,5,css,3,ctse,1,ctse hospitals lists,1,ctse hospitals mumbai,1,Current Affairs,308,cvc circular,3,d el ed,1,dad,6,daily officiating allowance,4,dearness allowances,81,dearness relief,39,Defence,423,Defence Civilian Employees,104,Delhi,3,delhi govt employee,2,delhi high court,13,dental doctor,2,departmental guest house,3,dept of post order,166,deputation,6,deputation allowance,5,desw,2,desw order,7,digilocker,1,diksha,2,disability pension,12,dlc,2,dma,2,Doctor Jobs,16,doe order,67,doea order,1,doppw order,28,DoPT Order,289,dot order,20,Download MedWatch App,1,Download MyMSME App,1,Download MyMSME App Celebrating Yoga,1,Download NEW ITR FORM,2,Download Swachh Bharat App,1,dpe om,47,dress allowance,14,dress code,1,dst om,1,EC,1,echs,60,ecil,1,edp cadre,1,EDUACTION,79,Education,11,Education Recruitment Rules,1,educational qualification,8,Egineer Jobs,1,Election,5,Election Commission,5,Employment,6,EMS Air India,1,Entertainment,2,entry pay,2,EPFO,44,ESIC,6,eview committee for nps,1,EVM,1,ews reservation,4,ex-gratia,4,Ex-Servicemen,16,exam,8,exempt from tax,7,expected da,32,extra work allowance,3,Extraordinary Pension,1,Facebook,8,fact jobs,1,Family Pension,119,FAQ,7,Featured,79,festival advance,2,festivals,1,FIFA,1,File ITR,70,Fin Min Orders,136,Finance,12,fitment table,3,Fixed Medical Allowance,13,Flipkart,2,Food Safety Amendment Regulations,1,Football,3,Forest Guard,1,forms,7,FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON GST,1,Games,12,Ganes,2,gazette notification,43,gazetted holidays,8,gdce,6,gdce instructions,6,gds,34,gds arrears,9,gds da,12,gds employees news,48,gds pay,16,gds report,19,gem portal,2,gfr,11,GOI News,572,Goods and Services Tax,50,Goods and Services Tex,1,Google,10,government of karnataka,1,Govt Jobs,14,govt of assam,2,govt of assam pensioner,1,govt of assam staff,1,govt of chhattisgarh,1,Govt Project,338,Govt Staff News,1297,Govt Yojna,325,gpf interest rate,7,GPF Rules,17,GPRA,8,Grade pay of mts,1,Grade pay of OT Assistant,1,Grade pay of SO,1,gratuity,14,greetings,1,group A,1,group B,3,group C,4,Group D,2,Gst,62,GST Rates Finder app,1,hafa allowance,1,Hardship Allowance,1,Haryana Govt Employees,5,Haryana Govt order,5,Haryana Govt Pensioners,2,hba rules,9,Health,28,High Court Judgement,20,high court order,17,hill area allowance,1,holiday,17,holiday list,26,Hollywood,2,homes.,1,honorarium,2,hostel subsidy,1,hp high court judgement,1,hpca,2,hr allowances,1,hra,15,HRA Allowances,39,iase jobs,1,iba,9,iba dr,4,ibps,2,icsil,1,ida cpse,24,income tax,100,independence day,1,India,3,India Post,61,Indian Airforce,60,Indian Army,84,Indian Navy,74,indian railway,18,IOCL Jobs,1,IRCTC,9,irms,3,irtsa,2,Island Special Duty Allowance,2,ISRO,1,it circular,1,iti ltd,1,ITR,74,j&k govt employees,4,j&k govt pensioners,1,Japan,1,Jharkhand,3,Jio News,8,jkssb,1,jnv,8,Jobs,56,jobs in orissa,1,Jobs News,151,karnataka,1,KC Committee report,5,kerala,4,Kerala Govt Employees,4,Kerala Govt Pensioners,2,kerala high court,1,Kolkata,1,KVS,72,kvs pension,6,labour Bureau,14,larsgess scheme,3,Latest,997,LDC,1,ldce,21,leave rules,17,lic pay,2,life certificate,6,life time arrear,1,List of Posts,1,Lok Sabha,194,LTC,67,ltc 80 air fare,19,Ltd Company Jobs,2,mAadhaar App,2,macp,70,macps,1,madhya pradesh high court,1,madras high court order,2,Make in India,2,Market,1,Maruti Suzuki Dzire,1,maternity benefit act,2,maternity leave,8,Medical advance,1,medical card,16,Medical claims,16,Meghalaya Govt Employees,1,merger of posts,3,MERIT app,1,mes,3,MGNREGA,3,mha,15,mhfw order,18,mhrd order,10,Microsoft,1,Microsoft News,1,minimum pension,2,minimum wages,24,MoAFW Chief Chemist,1,mod order,47,mohfw order,40,monetary allowance,3,moped advance,1,MP,1,msp,2,mtnl,4,Multi Tasking Staff,1,Municipal Corporation,1,mutual transfer,3,NABARD,2,nac meeting,1,Namami Gange,5,National,705,Navy pay Regulations 2017,2,ncjcm,88,nda,2,ndmc,1,ndrf,2,New Delhi,3,new TRCA matrix,8,nfir,83,NGT,1,night duty allowance,3,nomenclature,1,Non-functional Upgradation,4,Northeast Frontier Railway,1,northern railway,1,Notification,1,notional increment on retirement,12,npci,1,nps,91,nps updates,59,ntpc,1,nursing allowance,2,nursing perssonsel,4,NVS,17,odisha,3,odisha govt employees,1,odisha govt pensioner,1,operation theater allowance,2,ops,6,ordnance factory,3,orop,23,overtime allowance,11,paid holiday,5,PAN,7,paramilitary force,1,pass rules,14,Passports,1,patna high court judgement,1,pay commission,1,pay fixation,49,Pay Matrix Table for aicteTeachers,2,pay revision,10,pay rules,8,pay scale,2,pay slip,1,pbor,3,pcda circular,75,pco allowance,2,pda lists,3,pdca circular,9,Pension,283,Pension Adalat,6,Pension Adalat Application Form,4,Pension faq,22,Pension revision,26,pensionary benefits,11,Pensioner,239,Pensioner associations,3,Pensioner Portal,13,pfrda,19,pgportal,3,PGT TGT FCSA,1,phed,1,pl bonous,15,pl bonus,3,PM Modi,27,PMAY,5,pmjay,1,PMUY,1,PMVVY,1,pobr,1,Policies,649,Politics,38,post graduate allowance,1,post office,23,post-2016 pensioner,2,prcp in railway,6,pre-2006 pensioner,2,pre-2016 pensioner,6,President,2,Project Allowance,2,Promotions,47,Promotions policy,48,provident fund,4,provisional pension,2,puducherry,1,Railway,650,Railway Fare,1,Railway Recruitment,36,railway servants pass rules,5,rajasthan govt employees,5,rajasthan govt pensioners,3,rajbhasha,4,Rajya Sabha,53,Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana,1,ration money allowance,2,RBI,12,re-enengagement,2,Real Madrid,1,Recruitment,42,recruitment rules,62,relhs,3,remote area allowance,1,remuneration,3,RERA Act,1,reservation,7,reservation criteria,29,Reservation In Promotion,2,reservation in teacher cadre,2,rest rules,1,restricted holidays,8,Result,6,retention of railway accommodation,2,retired saffs,27,retirement age,12,retirement benefits,8,Retirement Road Map,3,Retirement Yojna,1,review committee for nps,6,revised pay,38,revised pay matrix table,12,revised pension,4,revised vda,15,rilways,2,risk and hardship allowance,12,Rotation money allowance,1,Rotational transfer,3,rrb ahmedabad,1,rrb ajmer,1,rrb allahabad,1,rrb bangalore,1,rrb bhopal,1,rrb bhubaneshwar,1,rrb bilaspur,1,rrb chandigarh,1,rrb chennai,1,rrb gorakhpur,1,rrb guwahati,1,rrb jammu,1,rrb kolkata,1,rrb malda,1,rrb mumbai,1,rrb muzaffarpur,1,rrb patna,1,rrb ranchi,1,rrb secunderabad,1,rrb siliguri,1,rrb thiruvananthapuram,1,RS (RP) Rules,2,rsrp rules,5,Rules,2,running allowance,5,running staff,8,RUSA,1,s,1,SAARTHI App,1,Salary wages pension,1,SAMPANN,1,sas exam,2,SBI,12,SBI Rules,7,Scheme,1,scholarship,4,Science,17,Scientist,1,scova meeting,6,settlement form,1,Settlement of PLI/RPLI,1,SEVA App,1,Seventh Central Pay Commission,152,SKILL INDIA Mission,1,small saving scheme,20,sparrow,2,special allowance,8,special family pension,4,Special Festival Package,1,Special LC Gate allowance,1,Sports,18,Sports activities,5,ssc jobs,3,ssc jos,1,status of PPOs,9,storekeeping staff,1,strike,17,study allowance,1,study leave,1,Sukanya Samriddhi Account,3,Supreme Court,31,Supreme Court Judgement,29,Survey,1,syllabus,11,syndicate bank,1,Tarang Sanchar,1,Tatkal Reservation Scheme,1,Tax,31,tcs deduction,1,tds deduction,50,teacher jobs,12,Tech,34,technical allowances,1,Telangana,3,telangana govt employees,2,telangana govt pensioner,1,Telangana High Court,1,Telcome,2,Telcome News,8,timely disposal of applications,2,TN Govt Employees,5,TN Govt Pensioners,3,tnusrb recruitment,1,Trade,1,trade unions,1,TRAI,1,training allowance,4,Transfer policy,46,transport allowance,10,Travelling Allowance,27,treasury allowance,1,Trending Now,131,trip allowance,1,tripura govt employees,2,tripura govt pensioner,1,tripura high court judgement,1,Trump,1,uan,1,Uber,1,ugc,1,uidai,3,UJALA Scheme,1,uniform allowance,2,UP CM Yogi Adityanath,2,UP Govt Employees,1,upgradation of pay,8,upgradation of post,1,UPPCL,1,Upper Caste reservation,9,uppsc,1,UPSC Jobs,10,USA,2,Uttar Pradesh,3,vacant posts,3,vrs,13,WB Govt Employees,1,Weather,2,West Bengal,5,west bengal govt employees,3,west bengal govt pensioners,1,Whatsapp,2,Windows 10 OS,1,World,62,World Press Freedom Day,1,You Tube,2,
Govt Employee News Updates, Rules, O.M, Notification: Revised Guidelines For Formation and Recognition of Ex-Servicemen’s Association – DESW Orders
Revised Guidelines For Formation and Recognition of Ex-Servicemen’s Association – DESW Orders
Revise guidelines for formation and conduct of Ex-Servicemen Associations and their recognition - DESW Orders, The Associations will be accorded recognition subject to their fulfillment of revised conditions
Govt Employee News Updates, Rules, O.M, Notification
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content