Condoling the demise of parents who left their children with no shelter over their heads, the Union government had announced an aid of Rs.10 lakh each to such children. They will receive a monthly stipend once they are 18 and a fund of ten lakh to be provided when they attain 23.
Taking the matter into cognizance, PM chaired a meeting to take necessary steps for the welfare of those orphaned because of the ongoing pandemic. Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that the children are the future of the country, hence ensuring their well-being is our responsibility for a better tomorrow. He also said that GOI will provide every possible assistance to these children to grow as strong citizens with a shiny future.
Supporting our nation’s future!
Several children lost their parents due to COVID-19. The Government will care for these children, ensure a life of dignity & opportunity for them. PM-CARES for Children will ensure education & other assistance to children. https://t.co/V3LsG3wcus
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 29, 2021
PM Modi thanked the citizens of India for their contributions to PM-CARES, due to which helping these children been made possible by the government.
According to the govt., a corpus amount of Rs. 10 lakh to each orphan children will be contributed from the PM-CARES through a specially designed scheme. They (orphaned children) will be given monthly assistance when they reach the age of 18, to take care of their requirements for higher education and once they arrive at the age of 23, they will receive a lump-sum amount for personal and professional use.
Included in the help, children below the age of 10 will be given admission to a nearby Kendriya Vidyalaya or a private school as a day scholar. The spendings will be given by PM-CARES as per RTE forms, in case of private schools. Those between 11-18 will be given admission to any central residential schools such as Navodaya Vidyalaya or Sainik School.
All the children will be registered as a beneficiary under Ayushman Bharat Scheme (PM-JAY) with health insurance of Rs. 5 lakh. The premium will be paid by PM-CARES until they reach 18 years of age.