This assistance is provided by IESL to its members based on specific Need Based Situations i.e. NOK of a Deceased War Hero, Reconstruction of damaged house etc.



(President States/UTs Ex-Services Leagues)


1. It is seen that the applications for financial assistance received from the States are neither prepared as per laid down instructions nor properly scrutinized, resulting in a number of discrepancies. This besides, wasting of time and efforts of the staff here, be lie the hopes of the genuine claimants to receive the assistance early. It is, therefore, incumbent on the States to enlighten their members about the assistance available and forward claims of only those who are really entitled. It shall go a long way to avoid infructuous correspondence and help the staff here to clear the claims promptly.

2. Common Errors as noted are:-

(a) Applications are forwarded in respect of non-entitled cases.

(b) The applications are not sent on proper format.

(c) Required documents are not attached with the claims.

(d) IESL Membership number of the claimant is not given.

(e) Type of grant for which the claim is prepared is not distinctly indicated.

3. Instructions with regard to grants/financial assistance given by IESL, have already been sent to you, these are reproduced once again, in brief in the succeeding paras.

RCEL Grant

4. It is given to veterans who had served under the British for atleast three years during World War – II, one out of these three years should be in an operational service, and they have retired before 15 Aug 1947. They should be living in penury or are getting some aid from some source which is not adequate for their subsistence. The cases for this grant are submitted on a standard Performa duly verified and recommended by the State Presidents. This claim must be accompanied with a copy of Discharge Certificate, and in case of a widow, death certificate of her husband.

Medical Re-imbursement Grant

5. It is also given to those who had served under the British and had retired before 15 Aug 1947. It is given in case where an individual is suffering from protracted illness, there is no one to look after him and he cannot afford his medical expenses. This claim can be forwarded on a normal application alongwith a copy of discharge certificate, medical certificate and latest medical bills duly recommended by the State Presidents of the current year.

Distress Grant

6. It is given in extreme distress cases where an Ex-Servicemen does not have adequate sources of income/enough property to over come a peculiar financial hardship or he is deserted by his immediate relations thereby needing prompt financial assistance. In such cases, State Presidents must give specific circumstances giving necessary details. Such claims can be forwarded on a normal application alongwith documents, if any to substantiate the claim. Mere recommendations like “A genuine Case” are not enough.

Education Stipend

7. Detailed instructions alongwith a format have recently been forwarded to all the States vide our letter No. IESL/356/3/2001 dated 06 Nov 2001. Instructions must be strictly followed while sending their claims and the claim must reach latest by 30 Sep every year for the previous education session.

8. All the State Presidents are requested to ensure that the claims for grants/financial assistance in future are forwarded in respect of entitled cases only and each claim is clearly marked with the grant/financial assistance for which the claim is preferred. This, besides helping the staff to dispose off the claims promptly shall ensure that the relief money reaches to the distressed/ needy at the earliest and infructuous correspondence is avoided.

9. It is sincerely hoped that all the Status shall extend their full co-operation in this regard and help us to serve them better.


(President States/UTs Ex-Services Leagues)


1. Further to this office letter No. IESL/356/06/02 dated 24 Apr 2002.

2. It is noticed that despite written instructions and repeatedly publishing the procedure in the IESL monthly magazine, a large number of mistakes continue to be committed while submitting the claims for various grants and education stipend. The common errors/ discrepancies found are given in the succeeding paragraphs.

3. Education Stipend

(a) Claim is not submitted on a proper proforma as issued vide this office letter No. IESL/356/03/2001 dated 05 Nov 2001.

(b) All the columns of the application for education stipend are not correctly filled.

(c) IESL membership number is not given (State League Membership number shall not be accepted).

(d) Photo copy of Discharge Certificate is not attached with the application.

(e) Claims are not countersigned by the President/General Secretary of the State Ex-Services League.

(f) In case of widow death certificate are not attached.

(g) In certain cases the name of the student does not tally with the Army service record.

(h) Where the landed property is given approximate annual income is to be given duly signed by the village sarpanch.

(j) Application of education stipend received after 30 Sep shall not be accepted as it is already given in the earlier instructions issued by the league.

4. Distress Grant

(a) Actual distress conditions are not explained by the Presidents, State Ex- Services Leagues.

(b) IESL membership number is not given.

(c) Photocopy of discharge certificate is not attached.

(d) Claims are not signed by the Presidents, State Ex-Services League.

(e) In case of widow death certificate is not attached.

5. Medical Reimbursment - Applicable to those Ex-Servicemen only, who retired/released prior to 15 Aug 1947.

6. Common observations are as under:-

(a) IESL Membership number is not given.

(b) Photocopy of discharge certificate is not attached.

(c) Medical Certificate to showing the particular illness is not attached.

(d) Bills incurring the medical expenditure are not attached.

(e) In case of widow death certificate is not attached.

7. It may please be noted that in future a case with discrepancies shall neither be accepted nor the observations be intimated by post. Infructuous correspondence, as you shall appreciate, besides incurring heavy expenditures, entails wasteful efforts. Incase State Presidents desire to have their rejected cases back in the state, they may arrange collection from this office under their own arrangements.

8. Please acknowledge receipt.

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