Mon - Fri: 1400h to 1630h
Wed: 1000h to 1600h


Brief History

1. The Directorate was raised in 1965 at Pune as Corporate Liaison Office. In 1973, it was renamed as Director Resettlement Southern Zone. Subsequently in 1991 and 1999, the unit was re-designated as Zonal Resettlement Directorate and Director Resettlement Zone (Southern) respectively. In 2016, the unit came into being as its present designation of Directorate of Resettlement Zone (South)


2. DRZ (South) undertakes all tasks assigned by Directorate General Resettlement (DGR), New Delhi towards re-settlement and welfare of Ex-Servicemen in the State of Gujrat, Maharashtra , Goa, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Tamilnadu and also in UT of Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Lakshadweep and Puducherry. This includes:-

(a) Monitor effective conduct of Re-settlement Training courses for retiring /retired service personnel in Government / Semi Government / Private Institutes and placement thereof.

(b) Liaise with Corporate/ Private Sector to seek greater employment opportunities for ESMs.

(c) Conduct ESM Employment Seminars in conjunction with CII and FICCI

(d) Implement and monitor Employment / Self Employment policies and schemes of ESMs as their second careers.

(e) Bi-yearly inspection of ESM Coal Transportation Companies employed by WCL, Nagpur.

(f) Allocation of guards to DGR empanelled Security Agencies, monitoring these Security Agencies for their functioning and provide feedback to DGR as per MoD/DESW guidelines in the Area of Responsibility.

(g) Act as an interface between ESMs / dependents and outside environment for re- settlement/ second careers.

(h) Participate in ESM Awareness/ Publicity Rallies at various locations being organised by Southern Command.

(j) Assist in selection of ESM for allotment of Mother Dairy Booth in Nagpur, Akola, Amravati. Wardha & Chandrapur.

(k) Inspect Institutes where DGR sponsored resettlement courses are being conducted and recommend new institutes for resettlement training of Ex-servicemen.

(l) Complete management including allotment of MNGL CNG scheme for Pune and adjoining areas.

Organisation and Directory


Appointment Name Contact Details Responsibillity
ADG Brig Rohit Mehta

Email id:

Mobile No: 8010231760

Tele no: 020 – 26334319 , 2837 (Army)
Joint Director  

Email id: drzspne@desw,

Tele No: 020 - 26341217 , 7984 (Army)

SA Scheme of 

Goa,teiangana And Andhra Pradesh

Mother Dairy Scheme


MNGL Scheme (Pune)                              

Joint Director

Lt Col Ranjeet Srivastava

Email id :

Mobile No: 9580987770

Tete No : 020 – 26341217 , 2841 (Army)

SA Scheme Of 


Postal Address

Directorate of Resettlement Zone (South)

Govt of India, Ministry of Defence

c/o HQ Southern Command

Pune - 411001