The Identity Card to the retiring Armed Forces personnel is issued by the concerned ZSB / ZSWO where the retiring Defence Personnel propose to settle down after retirement as recorded in their discharge document(s). For this purpose, all the retiring defence personnel are required to call on concerned ZSB / ZSWO along with three copies of the stamp size photographs, discharge certificate/PPO and other relevant service documents for registration and issue of Identity Card. At ZSB / ZSWO, particulars of the retiring defence personnel will be scrutinized and in case they qualify to the status of Ex-Servicemen, they will be asked to fill up in an Application Form and Identity Card will be issued to them. Application form for issue of ESM Identity Cards can be down loaded from the Link indicated below. The Secretary, KSB may also issue Identity Card to ESM in special cases, whilst keeping respective ZSBs informed. Please remember, the ESM Identity Card is a prerequisite for availing the benefits of the welfare schemes instituted under the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund vide Govt of India / MoD SRO 7E dated 13 Apr 1993.

Click here to download the Application form for issue of ESM Identity Card.