Haryana announces financial support for kids who lost kin to COVID under Mukhyamantri Bal Sewa Yojana
Free tablets for students who have been orphaned by COVID
Chandigarh, May 29, 2021:
Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal while taking a significant step towards securing the future of children who have lost both parents to COVID-19 announced Mukhyamantri Bal Sewa Yojana on Saturday for giving a package of relief measures for such children.
This package would be given to rehabilitate and assist children below 18 years of age who have lost both their parents, surviving parent, legal guardian, adoptive parents due to COVID-19 who are either living in Child Care Institutions or are living with their guardians.
Financial Assistance for children in non-Institutional care
As per the announcement, the State Government will give an amount of Rs 2500 per child per month as financial aid to the families who are taking care of these orphaned children.
This financial assistance would be given till the children turn 18 years. Further, an amount of Rs 12,000 annually would also be deposited in the bank accounts of such children as other expenses till they reach 18 years of age and are pursuing education.
Financial Assistance for children in Institutional care
The Chief Minister also announced that the State Government will also provide a financial assistance of Rs 1500 per orphaned child per month to the Child Care Institution for the upbringing of such children who are living in these Institutions. At present 59 Child Care Institutes are functional in Haryana.
This amount will be deposited in the bank account as a recurring deposit and the maturity amount will be given on attaining the age of 21 years, while all other expenses will be borne by the Child Care Institutions only, announced the Chief Minister.
Institutional care and education for Adolescent girls
The Chief Minister announced that in case of adolescent girls orphaned due to COVID, free residential education will be provided in Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas to ensure their sensitive care and proper protection.
Assistance to girls on marriage
"An amount of Rs 51000 will be credited in accounts of all these girls under Mukhya Mantri Vivah Shagun Yojana and at the time of their marriage this amount along with the interest would be given to them," announced Manohar Lal.
Tablet for children studying in class VIII to XII
The Chief Minister also announced that a mobile tablet will be given to such students studying in VIII to XII standard and those enrolled in vocational courses.