Sishu Sewa Scheme, Assam

To enable betterment and welfare of children across the state who lost parents due to covid

On June 10, 2021 the Assam government launched the Sishu Sewa Scheme for the children who lost their parents due to covid. This scheme is in line with the existing central government scheme. Marking the launch of this scheme, Chief Minister Hemant Biswa Sarma distributed fixed deposit certificate and laptop to 11 beneficiaries in the state who lost their parents due to covid. This scheme was initially announced by the chief minister on May 29, 2021. Under this scheme,  government would do a fixed deposit of Rs. 7.81 lakhs for each child who lost his/ her parents due to covid. Monthly interest on the fixed deposit will be given to the child as financial assistance of Rs. 3,500 per month and the principal amount of 7.81 lakhs will be credited to the bank account of the child once he attains 24 years of age. Children below 10 years of age with no guardian or care taker will be provided shelter at state government’s child care institutions. Implementation of the scheme will be taken care of by the Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (ASCPCR).

Overview:

Scheme name:Sishu Sewa Scheme
Scheme Under:Assam Government
Launched By:Chief Minster  Hemant Biswa Sarma
Announcement Date:May 29, 2021
Launch Date:June 10, 2021
Beneficiaries:Children who lost their parents due to covid
Benefit:Fixed deposit of Rs. 7.81 lakhs and monthly interest as financial assistance of Rs. 3500 per month along with other measures
Objective:To enable betterment and welfare of children across the state who lost 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, fixed deposit of Rs. 7.81 lakhs for each child who lost his/ her parents due to covid.
  • Monthly interest on the fixed deposit will be given to the child as financial assistance of Rs. 3,500 per month and the principal amount of 7.81 lakhs will be credited to the bank account of the child once he attains 24 years of age
  • 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.
  • This scheme is for betterment and welfare and social security of the children in these tough and unprecedented times across the state

Scheme Details:

  • Sishu Sewa Scheme was launched by Chief Minister Hemant Biswa Sarma on June 10, 2021 by distributing fixed deposit cheque and laptop to 11 beneficiary children in the state
  • This scheme is launched for providing assistance to the children in the state who lost their parents due to covid
  • It is planned for the welfare and social security of the children who lost their parents or are orphaned due to covid
  • It was announced Chief Minister Hemant Biswa Sarma on May 29, 2021
  • This scheme is in line with the existing central government scheme.
  • Under the scheme the government would do a fixed deposit of Rs. 7.81 lakhs for each child who lost his/ her parents due to covid.
  • Monthly interest on the fixed deposit will be given to the child as financial assistance of Rs. 3,500 per month and the principal amount of 7.81 lakhs will be credited to the bank account of the child once he attains 24 years of age.
  • 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 1 laptop 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.
  • CM also announced a one-time grant of Rs. 2,50,000 for the women who lost their husbands due to covid
  • These widows will also get assistance of Rs. 830 per month under Orunodoi scheme along with Rs. 300 per month as widow pension
  • This scheme is a crucial step by the government to help the children in these tough and unprecedented times thereby ensuring their welfare and social security
  • It will turn out to be a boon for the affected children across the state

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