The Defence Branch looks after the following aspects:
Liaison with Civil Authorities & Military Authorities.
All administrative works relating to Rajya Sainik Board & Zonal Sainik Boards.
Welfare of Ex Army personnel ï¿½ grant-in-aid to Ex-Servicemen and widows of Ex-Servicemen of World War II.
Awards to the Defence Service Personnel hailing from this State for winning Gallantry awards/ Distinguished service awards.
Ex-gratia grants are also extended to the families of the Defence Personnel killed, missing or disabled in war actions. Annual Maintenance Grant are also given to Paraplegic/ Quadriplegic ex-servicemen for rehabilitation at Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre in Pune.
Administrative assistance for holding rallies for recruitment in Armed/ Air Forces & Navy.
Arrangement of conducting Entrance Examination of Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun. Extension of scholarships to the cadets of the Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun & National Defence Academy, Pune belonging from the State of West Bengal.
Territorial Army matters.
Disposal of grievances of serving Defence Personnel.