PROCEDURE FOR ISSUE OF IDENTITY CARD TO
RETIRING ARMED FORCES PERSONNEL
1. The Identity Card to the retiring Armed Forces personnel is issued by concerned Zila Sainik Board/Zila Sainik Welfare Office (ZSB/ZSWO) where the retiring Defence personnel propose to settle down after retirement as recorded along with three copies of the stamp size photographs, discharge certificate/PPO and other relevant service documents for issue of Identity Card. At the ZSB/ZSWO, the particulars are scrutinised and in case the individual qualifies to the status of ex-servicemen, he will be asked to fill in an application form and Identity Card will be issued to him. Formats for applying for registration by ex-servicemen and widows with their respective RSB/ZSB/ZSWO and issue of ex-serviceman/widow identity card are given at Appendix-B.
2. Please remember, Identity Card is a pre‑requisite for availing the benefits of the welfare schemes instituted under the "Armed Forces Flag Day Fund" vide Government of India SRO 7E dated 13 Apr 1993.