Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently approved a slew of measures under the PM-CARES for Children scheme, in a major relief announcement extending much-needed support for the children who have lost their parents due to COVID-19.
The Aid includes free education and an amount of 10 lakh rupees on attaining the age of 23, among others.
All children who have lost both parents or surviving parent or legal guardian or adoptive parents due to COVID-19 will be supported under PM-CARES for Children scheme.
Under the PM-CARES for Children scheme contribution will be done through the PM CARES Fund till the age of 18 years to create a corpus of Rs. 10 lakh for each child orphaned due to COVID-19.
The beneficiary will be given a monthly stipend for five years from 18 years of age till he completes 23 years.
Ensuring free education to such Kids, under this scheme, children under 10 years of age will be given admissions in Kendriya Vidyalayas and private schools whereas provision has been made for educating kids between 11 to 18 years of age in residential schools including Sainik Schools and Navodaya Vidyalayas.