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Director General of Resettlement (DGR)
DIRECTORATE GENERAL RESETTLEMENT
(Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence)
The Directorate General Resettlement (DGR) is an Inter Service organization functioning directly under the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare (Ministry of Defence). In order to maintain a youthful profile of the Armed Forces, approximately 60,000 service personnel are retired/released every year at comparatively young age. Majority of the service personnel at the time of retirement are at an age where they have numerous unfinished domestic responsibilities, which necessitate their taking up second occupation. DGR assists Ex-Servicemen to train and acquire additional skills and facilitate their resettlement through a second career.
Armed Forces personnel, having acquired certain competencies during their service career, need to re-orient their skills and attitude for second career postretirement/ release. It is the endeavour of DGR to provide opportunities to service personnel and ESM for this reorientation. However, it is for individuals to identify their aptitude before choosing second career. DGR is committed towards generating opportunities and nurturing dreams for reemployment/ entrepreneurship.