The PM Cares for Children (PM Cares for Children) program was launched by the Prime Minister on May 29, 2021 to support legal guardians, adoptive parents, or adopted children who have lost two or one of their parents due to a corona infection.
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On Sunday, Prime Minister Modi announced this on his Twitter account. On May 30, at 10.30 am, children will be issued a passbook and health card under the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arokiya Yojana under the PM CARES scheme for children.
The program was created for children who lost their parents during the Corona period. On May 29, 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that education and medical insurance coverage for children would be provided under the Prime Minister’s Care for Children program. A portal called pmcaresforchildren.in was also launched for the registration of children.
Most applications from Maharashtra
A maximum of 1,158 applications were received from Maharashtra. This was followed by 768 applications from Uttar Pradesh, 739 from Madhya Pradesh, 496 from Tamil Nadu and 479 from Andhra Pradesh, according to data shared by Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani.
What are the benefits of the program
1. The government will provide a monthly stipend of Rs 4,000 for children who lose their parents due to corona up to the age of 18.
2. Under this, a total of Rs 10 lakh will be provided from the PM Cares fund for children up to the age of 23 years.
3. The Central Government will provide free education to these children.
4. Under this, children can get loans for higher education. Interest thereon will be paid from the BM Cars Fund.
5. These children will get medical insurance up to Rs 5 lakh for 18 years under the AYUSHMAN BHARAT scheme.
6. The insurance premium will be paid from the BM Cars Fund.
7. Children under the age of ten will be enrolled in the nearest federal government school or private school.
8. Children between the ages of 11 and 18 will be enrolled in any boarding school of the Central Government like Sainik School and Navodaya Vidyalaya.
9. If the child lives with his or her guardian or any other family member, he or she will be admitted to the nearest Kendriya Vidyalaya or private school.
10. If the child is enrolled in a private school, under the Right to Education Act, his or her fees will be paid from the PM Cares Fund and expenses for his or her school uniform, books, and transcripts will be paid.