All young men aspire to join a high paying and comfortable career and keep trying various options till their mid or late twenties. There has been a drop in the number of aspirants who in the beginning itself opt for a career in defence forces as their first choice and join the National Defence Academy out of passion for soldiering. Since the ward of ESM is also pursuing a graduate degree at NDA, he otherwise also would have been eligible for education grant in normal manner. In order to encourage young talented wards of ESM to join NDA, the KSB Sectt has introduced an incentive for such young boys. The scheme to provide financial incentive to the wards of ESM/widows who joined NDA only for cadets' training was started in May 2007 with an amount of Rs 1000/- per month.
The aim of this aid gratis is to provide incentive to the children of an ESM or widow upto the rank of Havildar/equivalent, who have joined the NDA course.
For training to NDA cadet out of AFFDF is provided at a rate of Rs.1,000/- per month per child of an eligible ESM/widow. For the previous NDA's training terms,payable in one installment, on successful completion of two terms in a year. This is applicable for three years of the NDA's cadets training course.(i.e graduation degree).
The following criteria must be fulfilled:-
Application should be made on the prescribed application format with recommendation of Zila Sainik Welfare Officer (ZSWO) on it. A specimen application form is placed at Annexure 1. Copies of the following documents duly attested by respective ZSWO must accompany the application:-
The application must be submitted by an eligible ESM/widow at respective ZSB. ZSWO will scrutinize the application and If found correct, forward it (its hard and digital copies) along with other applications in the months of Mar and Oct each year, to KSB Sectt for payment in the current financial year.
On receipt in the Welfare Section at KSB Sectt, the applications will be filed in order of their receipt. The Section-in-Charge will assign them to a particular clerk to enter/check relevant data from the applications on to computer. Another clerk will be designated to check correctness of the entries. The Section-in-Charge will verify the same and put up a printed list to Jt Dir (Welfare). Such applications pertaining to AFFDF will be moved for sanction of the competent authority in one lot, preferably on a quarterly basis.
After approval of the applications by the Competent Authority, the same will be processed for payments. After verifying service number, name, bankers, IFS Code and account number, the Welfare Section will forward it to Accounts Section for releasing the payments, which will done directly via ECS to the NDA cadet.
For subsequent terms provided the cadet has satisfactorily advanced to his next term. Only a certificate from his Squadron in NDA to this effect needs to be sent by the Cadet/Applicant directly to the KSB Sectt for the grant to be continued in the subsequent years.