Department of Defence Services Welfare Department of Defence Services Welfare



1.  Name of the Administrative Department:  Defence Services Welfare

2.  Minister In charge:

Name e-mail Telephone Nos. Photograph
Office Residence Mobile
Capt. Amarinder Singh
Chief Minister Punjab


3.  Additional Chief Secretary / Financial Commissioner / Principal Secretary / Secretary of Administrative Department:

Name & Designation e-mail Telephone Nos.
Office Residence Mobile
Sh. Gurkirat Kirpal Singh IAS
Secretary 0172-2740722 - 9463300503


4. Head of Department:

Name & Designation e-mail Telephone Nos.
Office Residence Mobile
- 2701845 - -


5.  Business Rules of the department:



6.  Services provided by Department:

  • To monitor and facilitate the release of entitled pensioner Benefits to ESM, widows and their wards.
  • To ensure that the benefits under various schemes of the state Govt. and Govt. of India are processed, sanctioned and released to the ESM, Widows and their relatives within a stipulated time period.
  • Ensure all grievances of ESM, Windows, Serving Soldiers and their wards are processed expeditiously by the concerned Department, Branch or Section in a time bound manner.
  • To monitor release of monetary benefits to decorated soldiers.
  • To release funds for making payment to old age pensioners.
  • To release ex-gratia monetary funds.
  • To ensure all benefits given by Central Govt. are availed by entitled ex- servicemen/widows.
  • To Monitor and ensure utilization of ESM reserve Quota (13%) Govt jobs by checking roster of all departments.

7.  Names of Board / Corporations / Commissions / Societies working under the control of the Administrative Department along with information of their Heads as under:

Name & Designation e-mail Telephone Nos. Official Website
Office Residence
Lt Gen Kuldeep Singh
PVSM, AVSM, Chairman
4615701 4008264