Feedback on Transition into Second Career

4 Feb

Dear Veteran, 

The College of Defence Management (CDM), Hyderabad is undertaking a study on “Preparation of Service Personnel for Seamless Transition into a Second Career post Retirement”. The study is sponsored by Directorate General Resettlement (DGR).  

Towards the study, CDM has sought feedback from veterans on various issues related to resettlement. A questionnaire designed to obtain feedback from ESMs is uploaded on the blog. The form is available online through Google Forms and you can access it here 

It is requested that your valuable feedback be shared with the CDM by forwarding the completed questionnaire to  by 09 Feb 15 (next Monday).


9 Responses to “Feedback on Transition into Second Career”

  1. Justine Francis March 6, 2015 at 6:45 PM #

    Dear Sir, Please see the attachment. Since i was unable to send through standard format link,  i am sending the questionnaire as pdf format. Regards,

    Justine Francis +91-9645738444 (Kochi) +91-484-2206281(Kochi)

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  2. axe2 February 6, 2015 at 4:29 AM #

    My advice is – With so many years of service behind you, stop behaving like a youngster again. Find out things things for yourself. And, for God’s sake, stop relying on DGR. Haven’t you seen through their performance in so many years?


    • DESANAVY February 6, 2015 at 5:51 AM #

      Sir, I beg to disagree on this. I feel that the perceptions and understanding of the issues are quite different while in uniform and after retirement. Personnel in service are given the benefits at their door steps and therefore are not fully aware of the realities faced by retired community. Also, agreeing to the argument that DGR is ineffective is effectively accepting statuesque and refusing to be strong enough to be a part of an initiative to bring in changes for the welfare of retired community. My suggestion would be to provide the realistic feedback and be constructive partner in this initiative. Yes, it is going to be slow, but it is definitely going to happen. May be we can find examples in Maj Dhanapalan and Maj Navdeep Singh


      • axe2 February 6, 2015 at 6:07 AM #

        Well, I disagree. People with reasonable service in command assignments must learn to stand on their own. Maybe that will be a good first step for people moving out to civil jobs. And as for DGR, it does nothing worthwhile and there is no evidence that they have changed or are changing.


      • DESANAVY February 6, 2015 at 11:26 AM #

        I agree with the requirement of personnel with command experience to have understanding of wide variety of issues and be able to take up necessary steps. But at the same time, realistic assessment would only be feasible with realistic primary data, which in the extant case is the feedback from veterans who have gone through the rigors of resettlement.

        As far as DGR is concerned, it is clearly enhancing its effectiveness and reach through various steps, especially in the recent past. Unfortunately, due to the size and area of responsibility, the changes are slow and would take some time to percolate down to the environment. The very fact that the current study is being sponsored by DGR is a case in point.


  3. Cmde R Asirvatham February 4, 2015 at 3:35 PM #

    Can you make this questionnaire on line so that it is easy to fill and submit


    • DESANAVY February 5, 2015 at 4:40 AM #

      It has been made online. You can access it <a href="[googleapps domain="docs" dir="forms/d/1W-R-Ozaa4VWOraObfLrDh-IXFsMTOp2GKQJsaQysY7k/viewform" query="embedded=true" width="760" height="500" /]“>here


  4. Hukam Chand February 4, 2015 at 2:48 PM #




    • JUSTINE FRANCIS March 6, 2015 at 7:47 PM #

      Good initiative but long to go. DGR/placement cells should try to gain trust of ESMs. You have to re engineer your systems, starting from courses you offer. Let u have have a mission and clear Vision. We support you, for making you grow and look out side the well and seeing the world.


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