VARIOUS DEFINITIONS OF EX-SERVICEMEN & FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE DEFINITIONS /CLARIFICATIONS
Q.1. Are Retired Defence services personnel not in receipt of pension/released before completion of 5 years of service eligible to the status of ESM ?
Q. 2. Grant of ex-servicemen status to pre 1966 retirees.
Q.3. Are Short Service/Emergency commissioned Officers eligible to the status of ex-servicemen?
Q.4. Whether the personnel of Defence Forces who joined SSC and subsequently released on extended period at their own request entitled to ex-servicemen status.
Q.5 . Grant of ex-servicemen status to the personnel of Army Postal Service (APS).
Q.6. Whether the Widow of ESM who have got re-married are entitled to the status of ESM.
Q.7 Whether the person discharged on plural marriage are entitled for ESM status ?
Q.8 Whether the retired defence services personnel discharged on grounds of services no longer required, compassionate grounds, marriage and medical grounds are eligible to the status of ex-servicemen?
Q.9 Are recruits eligible to the status of ESM?
Q.10 Are the personnel recruited in the Indian Army before independence but subsequently opting for Pak Army after independence and discharged therefrom, eligible to the status of ex-servicemen?
Q.11Whether the services rendered by the retired defence services personnel as boy
Q.12 Are the persons re-employed in Para Military Forces, Defence Security Corps (DSC) etc eligible to the status of ESM?
Q.13 Are the personnel dismissed from the army for having taken part in freedom struggle, mutiny etc eligible to the status of ESM?
Q.14Are more than one wife of deceased ESM in receipt of family pension eligible
Q.15 What does the discharges under Army Rule 13(3) (i) to 13(3) (v) mean? Are the individuals discharged under these clauses eligible to the ESM Status?
Q.16Are the persons released under AA Section 18 (AHQ part II Order No 67 dt 27-7-80) eligible to the status of ESM?
Q.17 Are the person in receipt of disability pension at the time of their discharge but not presently in receipt of the same eligible to the status of ESM?
Q.18. Are the persons released from the following units eligible to the status of ESM?
Ans. As per the clarification received from Ministry of Defence (Historical Division), Woman Auxiliary Corps (India) and Auxiliary Forces of India figures in the list of Indian Army Units pertaining to the period of World War II/1941-1943. The personnel of the Woman Auxiliary Corps (India) and Auxiliary Force of India will, therefore, qualify to the status of ESM if they fulfill the other eligibility conditions as laid in the definition in vogue at the time of their discharge. The personnel of Nursing Service are also eligible to the status of ESM. Regarding other units, the matter is under reference to AG's Branch and further clarification will follow on receipt of details from them.
Q.19Are the persons discharged at their own request/compulsorily retired and in receipt of pension eligible to the status of ESM?
Q.20. Are the persons discharged with character assessed 'BAD' eligible to ESM status?
Q.21.Are the persons released on reduction of Indian Army on Demobilisation eligible to ESM status?