Department Of Sainik Welfare

Government of andhra pradesh

Amaravati, India

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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR EX-SERVICEMEN IN PENURY


Background

In 1981, a financial assistance of Rs 100/- per month for a period of two years was introduced for non-pensioner ESM/their widows on attaining the age of 65 years. This amount was subsequently revised by the Management Committee of AFFD Fund to Rs 500/- pm for two years in 2007, with an additional one-time grant of Rs 30,000/- at the age of 70/75 years. The scheme was simplified and revised to a monthly grant of Rs. 1,000/- per month per beneficiary for life time in Oct 2011 and wef 01 Apr 2017, the amount has been increased to Rs 4,000/- per month per beneficiary, for life time.

Aim

The aim of this aid-gratis Penury grant was to provide a measure of relief to destitute non-pensioner ESM up to rank of Hav/equivalent and their widows.

Financial Assistance

Penury grant is provided at the rate of Rs. 4000/- per month for life time wef 01 Apr 2017.

Eligibility Conditions

The eligibility criteria required to be met to avail financial assistance under this scheme are as follows:-

Application Form

The application form is required to be filled online. Form is available on KSB website. Scanned image of the following documents must be uploaded on the system (The size of the image in terms of MB has been mentioned online):-

Channel of Application

The application is required to be submitted online by eligible ESM / widow for current financial year between 01 Apr to 01 Mar (next year), thereafter it will lapse for the current financial year. Applications for previous years will also be considered as time barred. Consequent to successful uploading of application the individual will be given a system generated application number, which he/she should note down for future reference.

Certificate To Be Rendered By ZSWO While Recommending Online Application.

(a) Following uploaded original documents by ESM/ Widow are to be personally checked and verified by ZSWO prior to recommending the application:-

(b) ZSWO to certify that the Penury certificate uploaded by the applicant

Subsequent Grant

For subsequent years, after initial penury grant has been awarded, the beneficiary must submit a life certificate online, duly countersigned by respective ZSWO between 01 Dec and 01 Mar of current financial year. Life certificate signed by any other person/ authority other than concerned ZSWO and Digital Life Certificate will not be accepted. Submission of Life Certificate will be accepted online on KSB website only and not by any other means. Online application for renewal of Penury grant will not be accepted by website after 01 Mar of the financial year. Beneficiary will not be paid the grant for the year for which he/ she fails to upload the life certificate within the period specified above. It may be noted that the financial assistance is non-transferable and will cease automatically upon death of the ESM or widow. After expiry of ESM, his widow will have to apply afresh for financial assistance under penury. In the unfortunate circumstance of demise of ESM or his widow, it will be the responsibility of respective ZSWO to inform the KSB Sectt Welfare Section regarding death of the beneficiary ESM/ widow, immediately on occurrence.For subsequent years, after initial penury grant has been awarded, the beneficiary must submit a life certificate online, duly countersigned by respective ZSWO between 01 Dec and 01 Mar of current financial year. Life certificate signed by any other person/ authority other than concerned ZSWO and Digital Life Certificate will not be accepted. Submission of Life Certificate will be accepted online on KSB website only and not by any other means. Online application for renewal of Penury grant will not be accepted by website after 01 Mar of the financial year. Beneficiary will not be paid the grant for the year for which he/ she fails to upload the life certificate within the period specified above. It may be noted that the financial assistance is non-transferable and will cease automatically upon death of the ESM or widow. After expiry of ESM, his widow will have to apply afresh for financial assistance under penury. In the unfortunate circumstance of demise of ESM or his widow, it will be the responsibility of respective ZSWO to inform the KSB Sectt Welfare Section regarding death of the beneficiary ESM/ widow, immediately on occurrence.

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