RMDF-Financial assistance for Funeral of ESM


The Armed Forces personnel, by virtue of isolation imposed by the service conditions, generally remain cut off from society. The meager terminal benefits received on his retirement mostly are spent in acquiring a house. In such a case, worsened by uncooperative attitude of most agencies, they find it difficult to start off into a second career. Without a stable source of income, burdened with usual social and family responsibilities, when they become old age, most of ESM land up in a state of poverty. In the extreme cases, a widow of ESM borrows money for his last rites. To mitigate such a situation, a scheme for grant of money to a widow for funeral of her ESM husband was introduced. This scheme to provide financial assistance to widows of ESM was started in May 2007 with an amount of Rs 5,000/-.


The aim of this aid gratis is to provide financial assistance to a widow for the last rites of her ESM husband.

Financial Assistance

For funeral out of AFFDF is provided as onetime of Rs.5000/-.

Eligibility Conditions

The following criteria must be fulfilled:-

  • (a) Applicant must be widow of an ESM.
  • (b) Should be of rank Havildar & below.
  • (c) Should be recommended by respective ZSB.
  • (d) Should not have taken money from ADLRS (Army/Navy/AF) for the funeral.