PM Modi on Saturday announced some special benefits for children who lost their parents during COVID-19.
On the occasion of the Modi Government’s second anniversary in the second term, a special meeting was conducted in which some major decisions for the welfare of youngsters who lost their parents during this pandemic were taken.
The highlights include a corpus fund of Rs 10 lakhs, free education, and a stipend.
This fund will be released on monthly basis like a stipend from the age of 18 years and when the age of 23 is attained the corpus will be given to take care of the personal expenses and higher education.
PMO suggested that Children under 10 years will be given admission to the nearest Kendriya Vidyalaya or other private school and those between 11-18 years of age can be given admission in any central government residential school such as Sainik School and Navodaya Vidyalaya.
If a child is admitted to a private school, fees, as offered under the Right to Education Act norms, can be claimed from the PM-CARES fund. Expenses on uniforms, textbooks, and notebooks will be given under these schemes only, the PMO added.
Children going to pursue higher education will be assisted in obtaining education loans for professional courses. The interest on this loan will be paid from the PM care fund.