Veterans who have served in the Indian Army are entitled to get pension for financial requirements after their services with the army ends. The Veterans Cell is a single window for the redressal of veterans’ issues, that include issues beyond the usual pension and welfare matters. There was a scaling up of the Army Veteran Cell into the Directorate of Indian Army Veterans (DIAV) to include enhanced functions that were required. One of the features was the pension and entitlements section.

DIAV had also been collecting data of more than 2 lakh pensioners drawing disability pensions and others in order to reach out to them and get them registered into the Army Veterans portal. This way they will be updated about the enhanced functions that they can make use of. There are also defence pensions that are paid from the Defence Services Estimates.