The Department of Sainik Welfare under Government of Kerala is formed with the aims of looking after the welfare of all personnel of Armed Forces belong to the State both serving and retired, Administration and utilization of various funds meant for the Welfare of Ex-Servicemen community and Promote the Youth to join the Indian Armed Forces. The Department is also responsible for the implementation of various programmes for the welfare and settlement of Ex-servicemen, their dependents and War widows.
The Administrative Control of the Department of Sainik Welfare is with General Administration (Sainik Welfare) Department of the State Government, which comes under the portfolio of Hon’ble Chief Minister. The Director of Sainik Welfare is the Head of the Department and Zila Sainik Welfare Officers are the Controlling Officers for the District. The Director is also the Secretary of the State Managing Committee of Amalgamated Fund and Secretary, Rajya Sainik Board and Flag Day Fund Committee. The Directorate is located at Vikas Bhavan, Thruvananthapuram. Each Districts have a Zila Sainik welfare Office. The Zila Sainik Welfare Office of Kottayam Districts located at Manarcad, Kottayam
At the national level, Director General Resettlement and Kendriya Sainik Board under the Ministry of Defence have overall responsibility to plan and organize activities of resettlement and welfare of ex-servicemen.
Office, Address Zila Sainik Welfare Office, MANARCAD ( PO ), Kottayam PIN 686 109
Telephone : 0481- 2371187
Department of Sainik welfare, Kerala : www.sainikwelfarekerala.org
Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB) : www.ksb.gov.in
Director General Resettlement (DGR) : www.dgrindia.com
Department of Ex-Servicemen welfare, Ministry of Defence, Govt of India : www.desw.gov.in