A 'Resettlement Seminar' for prospective retirees was conducted at Udhampur Military Station on February 23, 2018, which was attended by approximately 200 serving personnel who are to retire in next three years. The seminar aimed at educating and guiding the prospective retirees on the opportunities available for resettlement and enabled them to make the right decision for themselves.
The event was coordinated by Directorate of Resettlement Zone (North) and Udhampur Sub Area. Interactive lectures were undertaken by Director, Directorate of Resettlement Zone (North) elaborating on Directorate General of Resettlement (DGR) Schemes and resettlement opportunities for 2nd career post-retirement. Col Veterans, Sub Area undertook lecture on initiatives undertaken for skilling and benefits from Directorate of Indian Army Veterans (DIAV). In addition process of registration for seeking private jobs was given by Director, Army Welfare Placement Node, (AWPN) Jammu. Zila Sainik Welfare Office (ZSWO), Udhampur covered the issues of registration with Zila Sainik Board and educated on the benefits and concession available from respective State Governments. OIC ECHS also briefed personnel on the benefits of ECHS and process for medical cover from private hospitals. In the end Branch manager of State Bank of India (SBI), Chinar Complex gave an educative talk on fiscal management of pensionary benefits and steps to be taken into resolve pension issues.