For more details :Department website for Rajya Sainik Board.
The Rajya Sainik Board, Goa was constituted in June 1967 as a Cell and located in the Secretariat under the Administrative control of the Home Department (Gen). The population of Ex-Servicemen was then 600 including widows and their dependents. At present the Ex-Servicemen population including widows and their dependents of the State has increased to more than 8000. The post of the Secretary, Rajya Sainik Board was created and an independent office was established in the Collectorate Building in 1985. The Office of the Rajya Sainik Board was re-designated as Department of Sainik Welfare on 03 Nov. 1998.