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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR REPAIRING OF HOUSE OF ESM/WIDOWS, DAMAGED IN NATURAL DISASTER

Background

Because of limited financial resources available to an ESM or their widow ororphan, it is very difficult for them to repair their house when ravaged by natural calamity. In casesof wide spread natural calamities, State and Central Govts step in and provide financial assistancefor rehabilitation and rebuilding. However, in case of the localized events like damage due toisolated landslide, such aid may not be forthcoming or timely. In order to provide some financialassistance for repair of house, a grant is provided by the KSB Sectt to eligible orphan daughterof all ranks and 100% disabled ESM/ widow. This scheme was started in 1981 with an amount of2,500/, which was revised in May 2007 to Rs 20,000/- .

Aim

The aim of this scheme is to provide financial assistance for repair of house to anorphaned daughter of all ranks and 100% disabled ESM/widow up to the rank of Havildar/equivwhose house has been damaged in natural calamity.

Financial Assistance

For the House Repair out of AFFDF is provided at a rate of Rs.20,000/- (max) to orphan daughter of all ranks 100% disabled ESM/widow of ESM upto the rank ofHavildar / equivalent whose house is damaged by natural calamity.( payable in one installment).

Eligibility Conditions

The following criteria must be fulfilled:-

  • (a) Applicant must be an orphan daughter of all ranks.
  • (b) Should be 100% disabled ESM/widow upto the rank of Havildar/equivalent
  • (c) House should have been damaged as result of a natural calamity notified by theCentre/State Govts only.
  • (d) Should be recommended by respective Zila Sainik Board (ZSB) and Rajya SainikBoard (RSB).

Application

Application should be made on prescribed format with recommendation ofrespective ZSWO on it. A specimen application format is placed at Annexure 1. Copies of followingdocuments duly attested by ZSWO must accompany the application:-

  • (a) Service Discharge Certificate/Book.
  • (b) House Ownership Certificate.
  • (c) Certificate from the State Govt/Revenue officials regarding cause of damage andestimated loss.or
  • (d) Notification issued by the Central or State Govt declaring that the damage is due to anatural calamity.
  • (e) 100% Disability Certificate (for ESM/widow).
  • (f) Death Certificate of parents (for orphaned daughter).
  • (g) A certificate from applicant that he/she has not received any compensation or aidfrom the Govt for the damage.
  • (h) Details of Bank A/c No (in PNB/SBI only) and IFS Code

Channel of Application

The application must be submitted by eligible orphan daughter orESM / widow at his or her respective ZSB. ZSWO will scrutinize the application and If found correctin all respects, will it forward (hard copy as well as in digital format) to concern RSB. If foundmeeting QRs, RSB will forward it to the KSB Sectt for payment.

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 these applications to a particularclerk to enter/check relevant data from the applications onto computer. Another clerk will bedesignated to check correctness of the entries. The Section-in-Charge will also verify the sameand put up printed list to Jt Dir (Welfare). Such applications pertaining to AFFDF will be moved forsanction of the Competent Authority in one lot, preferably on a quarterly basis.

Payment Procedure

After approval of Competent Authority, the applications will beprocessed for making payments. After verifying the ESM's service number, name, bank accountno, bank's IFS Code and address, the Welfare Section will forward the approved list to AccountsSection to make the payments directly via ECS.

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