Mukhyamantri Sishu Sewa Achoni Scheme, Assam

To enable betterment and welfare of children across the state who lost both the parents/ at least one of the parents due to covid

On May 29, 2021 the Assam government announced a new scheme named ‘Mukhyamantri Sishu Sewa Achoni Scheme’ for the children who lost their parents due to covid. This scheme is in line with the existing central government scheme. This announcement was made by Chief Minister Hemant Biswa Sarma. Under this scheme the state government will take various welfare measures pay for those children who lost their parents (at least one of them due to covid) and are facing hardships. A financial assistance of Rs. 3,500 per month will be provided to the child’s guardian in the extended family. Out of Rs. 3,500, Rs. 2000 will be provided from existing central governed scheme and the remaining from the state government. Children below 10 years of age with no guardian or care taker will be provided shelter at state government’s child care institutions. Upbringing and education of such children will be taken care of by the government. In case of girl who lost her parents and is of marriageable age the government will provide 1 tola of gold under Arundhati scheme and one time assistance of Rs. 50,000 for her marriage. Implementation of the schema will be taken care of by the Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (ASCPCR).

Overview:

Scheme name:Mukhyamantri Sishu Sewa Achoni Scheme
Scheme Under:Assam Government
Announced By:Chief Minster  Hemant Biswa Sarma
Date of Announcement:May 29, 2021
Beneficiaries:Children who lost their parents due to covid
Benefit:Financial assistance of Rs. 3500 per month along with other measures
Objective:To enable betterment and welfare of children across the state who lost both the parents/ at least one of the parents due to covid

Objectives and Benefits:

  • The main objective of the scheme is to provide assistance to the children who lost their parents due to covid
  • Under the scheme, a financial assistance of Rs. 3500 per month will be provided to the child’s guardian in the extended family
  • Children below 10 years of age with no guardian or care taker will be provided shelter at state government’s child care institutions.
  • Upbringing and education of such children will be taken care of by the government.
  • Minor girls will be admitted to Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya.
  • In case of girl who lost her parents and is of marriageable age the government will provide 1 tola of gold under Arundhati scheme and one time assistance of Rs. 50,000 for her marriage.
  • For vocational training the government will also provide laptops or computers as required to school/college going orphaned students and skill-based training will also be provided to them.
  • This scheme is for betterment and welfare and social security of the children in these tough and unprecedented times across the state

Scheme Details:

  • Assam government announced Mukhyamantri Sishu Sewa Achoni Scheme for the children in the state who lost their parents due to covid
  • The announcement of the scheme was made by Chief Minister Hemant Biswa Sarma on Saturday, May 29, 2021
  • The announcement was addressed on the occasion of marking the completion of 7 years of NDA government headed by Honourable PM Narendra Modi.
  • This scheme is planned for the welfare and social security of the children who lost their parents or are orphaned due to covid
  • This scheme is in line with the existing central government scheme.
  • Implementation of the schema will be taken care of by the Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (ASCPCR).
  • Under this scheme, a financial assistance of Rs. 3,500 per month will be provided to the child’s guardian in the extended family.
  • Children below 10 years of age with no guardian or care taker will be provided shelter at state government’s child care institutions.
  • Upbringing and education of such children will be taken care of by the government.
  • In case of girl who lost her parents and is of marriageable age the government will provide 1 tola of gold under Arundhati scheme and one time assistance of Rs. 50,000 for her marriage.
  • For vocational training the government will also provide laptops or computers and skill-based training as required will also be provided to the school/college going orphaned students .
  • Government will also provide tablets or laptops as required to all such children studying in schools/ colleges.
  • Anganwadi centres will also be rebuilt with also the facilities and a health environment for proper care of children
  • Covid-19 pandemic has affected a lot of people including children and thus state government is taking efforts to assist the children in these tough and unprecedented times thereby ensuring their welfare and social security
  • This scheme is a crucial step by the government which will turn out to be a boon for the affected children across the state

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