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FINANCIAL INCENTIVE TO WARDS OF ESM/WIDOWS UNDERGOING CADET'S TRAINING AT NDA

Background

All young men aspire to join a high paying and comfortable career and keeptrying various options till their mid or late twenties. There has been a drop in the number ofaspirants who in the beginning itself opt for a career in defence forces as their first choice and jointhe National Defence Academy out of passion for soldiering. Since the ward of ESM is alsopursuing a graduate degree at NDA, he otherwise also would have been eligible for educationgrant in normal manner. In order to encourage young talented wards of ESM to join NDA, the KSBSectt has introduced an incentive for such young boys. The scheme to provide financial incentiveto the wards of ESM/widows who joined NDA only for cadets' training was started in May 2007 withan amount of Rs 1000/- per month.

Aim

The aim of this aid gratis is to provide incentive to the children of an ESM or widow upto the rank of Havildar/equivalent, who have joined the NDA course.

Financial Assistance

For training to NDA cadet out of AFFDF is provided at a rate ofRs.1,000/- per month per child of an eligible ESM/widow. For the previous NDA's training terms,payable in one installment, on successful completion of two terms in a year. This is applicable forthree years of the NDA's cadets training course.(i.e graduation degree).

Eligibility Conditions

The following criteria must be fulfilled:-

  • (a) Applicant must be an ESM or his widow.
  • (b) Should be of rank Havildar/equivalent and below.
  • (c) The child should have successfully completed the previous terms in a year.
  • (d) Should be recommended by respective Zila Sainik Board (ZSB).

Application

Application should be made on the prescribed application format withrecommendation of Zila Sainik Welfare Officer (ZSWO) on it. A specimen application form isplaced at Annexure 1. Copies of the following documents duly attested by respective ZSWO mustaccompany the application:-

  • (a) Discharge Book/Documents (must have an entry regarding the child).
  • (b) Copy of I-Card issued by ZSB.
  • (c) Certificate from NDA Squadron giving details of the cadet and his father and thathe has joined NDA on (date) for training with (Course No.) course and has completed totwo terms successfully.
  • (d) Bank details of Cadet showing Bank's name, branch, IFS Code and A/c Number.
  • (e) Details of Bank A/c No (in PNB/SBI only) and IFS Code

Channel of Application

The application must be submitted by an eligible ESM/widow atrespective ZSB. ZSWO will scrutinize the application and If found correct, forward it (its hard anddigital copies) along with other applications in the months of Mar and Oct each year, to KSB Secttfor payment in the current financial year.

Processing at KSB

On receipt in the Welfare Section at KSB Sectt, the applications willbe filed in order of their receipt. The Section-in-Charge will assign them to a particular clerk toenter/check relevant data from the applications on to computer. Another clerk will be designated tocheck correctness of the entries. The Section-in-Charge will verify the same and put up a printedlist to Jt Dir (Welfare). Such applications pertaining to AFFDF will be moved for sanction of thecompetent authority in one lot, preferably on a quarterly basis.

Payment Procedure

After approval of the applications by the Competent Authority, thesame will be processed for payments. After verifying service number, name, bankers, IFS Codeand account number, the Welfare Section will forward it to Accounts Section for releasing thepayments, which will done directly via ECS to the NDA cadet.

Subsequent Grant

For subsequent terms provided the cadet has satisfactorilyadvanced to his next term. Only a certificate from his Squadron in NDA to this effect needs to besent by the Cadet/Applicant directly to the KSB Sectt for the grant to be continued in thesubsequent years.

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