New Delhi. The government will ensure free education for children who have lost their parents due to Kovid-19. Children who have lost their parents due to Kovid-19 will get a monthly stipend after the age of 18, when they turn 23, they will get a fund of ten lakh rupees from the PM Cares Fund.
Free health insurance of five lakh rupees till the age of 18 years
Children who lost their parents due to Kovid-19 will be provided assistance for higher education loans. Interest will be received from PM Cares Fund. Children who lose their parents due to Kovid-19 will get free health insurance of Rs 5 lakh till the age of 18, the premium will be paid from the PM Cares Fund.
Ten lakh rupees will be given on completion of 18 yearsOn the eve of the second anniversary of the government’s second term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced welfare schemes for children orphaned by Kovid-19. This includes provisions for giving such children a million rupees on completion of 18 years and their education. They will be supported under the “PM Cares for Children” scheme.
Fixed deposit scheme
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in a statement that a term deposit scheme will be launched in the name of such children and it will be contributed under a special scheme from the PM Cares Fund to provide 10 for each on completing 18 years of age. Lakhs of rupees can be created.
Monthly financial support for five years
This fund will be used to provide monthly financial support to them for the next five years after 18 years so that they can meet their personal needs during the years of higher education. At the age of 23, they will be given a fixed amount for personal and professional use.
Those whose parents or the legal guardian / adoptive guardian have died due to Kovid-19 will be supported under the ‘PM Cares for Children’ scheme. ”
Enrollment in nearest central school or private school
Regarding the measures taken for their education, the PMO said that children below ten years of age will be enrolled in the nearest central school or private school. Children who are between 11 and 18 years of age will be enrolled in any central government residential school like Sainik School and Navodaya Vidyalaya. If the child lives with his parent or any other family member, he will be enrolled in the nearest central school or private school.
Fees from PM Cares Fund
The PMO said that if the child is enrolled in a private school, then under the Right to Education Act, his fee will be paid from the PM Cares Fund and the expenses of his school uniform, books and copies will also be paid.
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For higher education, children will be helped in availing education loans for professional courses or for higher education in India. The interest of this loan will be paid from PM Cares. For graduate and professional courses, an equal amount of tuition fee or course fee will be given under Central or State Government schemes.
Provided same scholarship from PM Cares
Children who are not eligible under the current scholarship scheme will be provided the same scholarship from PM Cares. It was told that all the children will be enrolled as beneficiaries under the Ayushman Bharat Yojana or Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, in which they will get health insurance of five lakh rupees. By the age of 18, the premium amount for these children will be given from PM Cares.
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