BJP Children Education

Union govt follows 3 southern states , Maharastra and offer packages for minors

Union government finally taken a call afer Several state governments announcing relief packages for minors who lost parents during the pandemic.
 
Indian States Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu have already made provisions to grant financial aid and other benefits to such children.
 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced the roll-out of a slew of benefits under PM Cares For Children, in a bid to support children who lost their parents to the Covid-19 pandemic.
 
The decision was taken following a high-level review meeting chaired by the prime minister to deliberate on the impact of the pandemic on children and how to mitigate it.
PM Cares will contribute through a specially designed scheme to create a corpus of Rs 10 lakh for each child when they reach 18 years of age.
The corpus will be used to give a monthly stipend from 18-23 years of age to take care of the child’s personal requirements during the period of higher education.
On reaching the age of 23, the child will get the corpus amount as a lump sum for personal and professional use.
The child will be assisted in obtaining education loan for professional courses / higher education in India as per the existing education loan norms. The. interest on this loan will be paid by the PM Cares
 
As an alternative, scholarship equivalent to the tuition fees / course fees for undergraduate/ vocational courses as per government norms will be provided to such children under central or state government schemes.
 
For children who are not eligible under the existing scholarship schemes, PM Cares will provide an equivalent scholarship.
 
Brief highlights of announced sops given below : 
 
SCHOOL EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN UNDER 10 YEARS:
The child will be given admission in the nearest Kendriya Vidyalaya or in a private school as a day scholar.
If the child is admitted in a private school, the fees as per the RTE norms will be given from PM Cares.
PM Cares will also pay for expenditure on uniform, text books and notebooks.
 
SCHOOL EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN BETWEEN 11-18 YEARS
The child will be given admission in any Central Government residential school such as Sainik School, Navodaya Vidyalaya etc.
In case the child is to be continued under the care of guardian/ grandparents/ extended family, then he or she will be given admission in the nearest Kendriya Vidyalaya or in a private school as a day scholar.
If the child is admitted in a private school, the fees as per the RTE norms will be given from the PM CARES.
PM Cares will also pay for expenditure on uniform, text books and notebooks.
SUPPORT FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
The child will be assisted in obtaining education loan for professional courses / higher education in India as per the existing education loan norms. The. interest on this loan will be paid by the PM Cares
As an alternative, scholarship equivalent to the tuition fees / course fees for undergraduate/ vocational courses as per government norms will be provided to such children under central or state government schemes. For children who are not eligible under the existing scholarship schemes, PM Cares will provide an
equivalent scholarship.
 
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