War Widows and Dependents Welfare Schemes

By | May 3, 2016
(Last Updated On: May 3, 2016)

Welfare Schemes for War Widows and Dependents

District-wise number of war widows and ex-servicemen from Rajasthan State at present are given below:

Sl. No.DistrictNo. of War WidowsNo. of Ex-Servicemen
1.Ajmer329636
2.Alwar14519986
3.Barmer131750
4.BharatpurNil6474
5.DholpurNil531
6.Bhilwara122309
7.Chittorgarh4231
8.Bikaner133757
9.Churu647860
10.JaipurNil10068
11DausaNil1047
12.Jaisalmer111738
13.Jodhpur8216910
14.Jhunjhunu37736804
15.KotaNil2833
16BundiNil1151
17.JhalawarNil358
18.BaranNil365
19.Nagaur11914060
20.PaliNil2635
21.SirohiNil479
22.JaloreNil137
23.Karauli594685
24.Sawaimadhopur61163
25.Sikar18712628
26.Ganganagar251192
27.HanumangarhNil2516
28.Tonk111198
29.UdaipurNil1859
30.BanswaraNil68
31.RajsamandNil2848
32.DungarpurNil284
33.PratapgarhNil44

 

The schemes being run by the Government for the welfare of war –widows and their dependents are given as under

Out of the total reserved vacancies for Armed Force Personnel for Group ‘C’ & Group ‘D’ posts in Public Sector Undertakings & Bank Jobs, 4.5% is exclusively reserved for War Widows/Disabled Personnel. In addition, priority is given to widows and Next of Kin (NOK) of disabled personnel in government jobs.

The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas has reserved 8% quota for LPG Distributorship and Petrol/Diesel Retail Outlets for defence personnel which also includes widows/dependents of members of Armed Forces who died in war or in harness due to attributable or aggravated causes to Military Service. The eligibility certificate for the above distributorship is issued by Directorate General of Resettlement (DGR) to eligible persons.

Tipper Attachment Scheme: The scheme is linked with the ESM Coal Loading and Transportation Scheme run under the aegis of Directorate General of Resettlement. The widows deposit an amount of One lac with the affiliated Coal Loading and Transportation Company which pays back a monthly amount of Rs. 3000/- per month for a period of 5 years. On completion of 5 years, the principal amount is returned to the individual.

Allotment of SAFAL Outlets: SAFAL outlets, a subsidiary of Mother Dairy Private Limited comprising of Fruits & Vegetable Shops are provided to dependents of service personnel who passed away in service. The same is only applicable in Delhi & NCR Region.

(5)        Benefits given to War Widows from Armed Forces Flag Day Fund :

(a)Education Grant upto two childrenRs.1,000/- per month
 (i) Boys and Girls upto Graduation

(ii)Widows for Post Graduation

 
(b)Officer Cadet Grant

(Pensioner / Non-Pen upto Hav Rank)

 

Rs.1,000/- per month

(c)Disabled Children Grant (for Cadets of NDA only)

(Pensioner / Non-Pen upto Hav Rank)

 

 

Rs.1,000/- per month

 

(d)House Repair Grant

(Pensioner / Non-Pen upto Hav Rank)

Rs.20,000/-
(e)Daughter’s Marriage Grant

(upto 02 Daughters)

(Pensioner / Non-Pen upto Hav Rank)

 

 

Rs.16,000/-

(f)Widow Re-Marriage Grant

(Pensioner / Non-Pen upto Hav Rank)

 

Rs.16,000/-

(g)Orphan Grant

(Pensioner / Non-Pen All Ranks)

(i)Daughters of ex-servicemen till she is married

(ii)One Son of ex-servicemen upto 21 years of age

 

Rs.1,000/- per month

(h)Vocational Training Grant for Widows

(Pensioner / Non-Pen upto Hav Rank)

Rs.20,000/- per month

(One Time)

 

  1. Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme: For financially supporting degree level professional education for the wards of War widows (all ranks) and ESM (PBOR) ex-including Coast Guard personnel. The total 5500 scholarship are provided to eligible boy & girl the wards on equitable basis on merit for the duration of the courses. Priority is given to wards of War widows/War disabled Soldiers. The rates of Scholarship are as follows, which given full duration of the courses out of the fund provided by PMO NDF budget:-

(i)         Rs. 2000/_ per month for boys.

(ii)        Rs. 2250/- per month for girls.

 

  1. Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme is available for the health care of war widows and their dependents.

 

  1. Other benefits are :

(a)        Children’s Education Concessions

(b)        Rail Concessions & Air Travel Concessions

(c)        Telephone Concessions

 

War widows hostels cum rehabilitation centres are functioning in Jaipur, Jhunjhunu and Sikar. War widows hostels cum rehabilitation centre is under construction at Jodhpur.

 

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri Ram Narain Dudi in Rajya Sabha today.

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