Financial Assistance For Education Of Children & Widows Of Ex-Servicemen RMEWF- Apply Online

A scheme to provide financial assistance to Ex-Servicemen and their widows to help them educate their child (for a maximum of two children) up to graduation and also for widows to pursue Post Graduation degrees.

The aim of this scheme is to provide financial assistance to up to a maximum of two dependent children of those ESM or their widows, up to the ranks of Havildar in the Army and equivalent in the Navy and Air Force. They do not receive such benefits from the State or their Employer. It is also applicable to widows for post-graduation degree courses.

Financial Assistance For Education Of Children & Widows Of Ex-Servicemen RMEWF- Apply Online
Financial Assistance For Education Of Children & Widows Of Ex-Servicemen RMEWF- Apply Online

RMEWF-Financial Assistance For Education Of Children & Widows Of Ex-Servicemen

This scheme to provide financial assistance to ESM and their widows for helping them in educating their wards was started in 1981 with an amount of Rs 15/- per child per month for a maximum of three children up to Class XII. This scheme was last revised in Oct 2011 into a monthly grant of Rs 1000/- per month per child (for maximum of two children*) up to graduation and also for widows to pursue Post Graduation degrees. This grant is not applicable for any of the professional or technical courses/degrees.

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Benefits

  • Financial assistance of Rs.1000/- per month per head (up to two children) of eligible Ex-Servicemen and their widows is provided for the previous academic year, payable in one installment in a financial year.
  • Financial assistance of Rs. 1000 is also provided to widows of Ex-servicemen for pursuing a 2-year post-graduation course.

Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for availing financial assistance under this scheme are as follows:-

  • Applicant must be an ESM/ widow/Orphan dependent.
  • Should be of rank Havildar/equivalent and below.
  • The scheme is applicable for classes 1 to 12 of school and undergraduate classes of a degree college. This grant is also admissible to widows who wish to pursue a 2-year post-graduate degree. The ward/widow shall complete the course successfully.
  • The applicant should not be drawing education allowance or similar benefits from the State or his employer.
  • The scheme is eligible for only the first two children. However, in the case of twin children, below mentioned condition shall be applicable:-
    • If the 1st and 2nd children are twins only twins will be eligible as a maximum of two children are permitted.
    • In case 2nd and 3rd children are twins both will be eligible for education financial assistance along with 1st. Thus the ESM can avail for three children subject to fulfillment of the above-mentioned criteria.
  • In case of unfortunate demise of 1st or 2nd child. In case of the unfortunate death of 1st child, 2nd and 3rd child as mentioned in the discharge book will be eligible. Similarly, in case of the demise of the 2nd child, the 3rd child will be qualified as mentioned in the discharge book. The death certificate will be uploaded as a supporting document with an online application for scrutiny.

Exclusions

This grant is not applicable for any of the professional or technical courses/degrees.

Application Process

Online

  • Eligible Ex-servicemen / their widows can visit the official website of Kendriya Sainik Board Secretariat https://ksb.gov.in/
  • Click on “Register” which is available on the portal’s homepage.
  • Now, the registration form will be displayed, fill the state with the necessary details.
  • Upload the Photo
  • Save the application by clicking on the “Save” button and the saved details and password will be forwarded to the registered mail id.
  • Click the activation link sent to the mail id to login into the KSB portal.
  • Provide the user name, password, and verification code, and click on the “Login “ button.
  • Select the scheme name and start filling out the new application form by entering the required details.
  • Copies of the supporting documents duly attested by the respective Zila Sainik Welfare Officer (ZSWO) must be uploaded with the online application.
  • Once the online application is submitted, ZSWO will scrutinize the online application and give an appointment to the applicant for verification,
  • After successful verification, ZWSO will recommend the online application and forward the harp copy as well soft copy to Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB) through Rajya Sainik Boards (RSBs) for further processing.

Processing at KSB Secretariat

  • Once the application reaches the Kendriya Sainik Board, the Section-in-charge verifies the same and uploads the printed list for the approval of JD (Welfare).
  • Such applications of approval are then moved for sanction of the competent authority in one lot, preferably every quarter

Payment Procedure

  • After the submitted application has been approved, the same is processed for payment of the grant in batches of 200 applications by the Welfare department.
  • After verifying the service number, name, bankers, IFS Code, and account number, the Welfare department forward the batch list to Accounts Section for payment, which make the payment directly via Electronic Clearing System (ECS).

Subsequent Grant

  • Fresh application is required to be made for all the subsequent academic years provided the child(ren) has/have satisfactorily advanced to the next class.
  • Subsequent applications should also be submitted through ZSB in the month of May.
  • ZSB will forward all the applications online to KSB Sectt by each year for consideration in the current financial year.

Track Application Status

  • The applicant has to revisit the same portal https://ksb.gov.in/index.htm
  • Click on the “Status of application” link on the homepage of the portal.
  • Now enter your DAK ID and verification code. Click on the “Search” button.

Documents Required

Copies of the following documents duly attested by the respective Zila Sainik Welfare Officer (ZSWO) must accompany the application:-

  • Service Document/Discharge Book of ESM (Page that contains ESM/Personal Particulars, Service Particulars, and Family Particulars )
  • ESM or Widow I-Card issued by respective ZSB.
  • Mark-sheet / School Progress Card of child/children.
  • Part –II Order mentioning names of the child(ren) for which grant is sought or there should be a proper entry to this effect in the Discharge Book/Documents.
  • A certificate from the applicant saying that he/she has not taken any money/grant from the state or present employer in the form of education allowance or scholarship.
  • Details of Bank A/c No (in PNB/SBI only) and IFS Code.
  • Aadhaar Card copy.

Frequently Asked Questions

How To Renew The Scholarship For Second-Year?

The applicant has to follow the same process as followed while applying for the first time.

Can I Get My Tuition Fee Reimbursed Under This Scheme?

This Is Not A Tuition Fee Reimbursement Scheme

Can I Give Bank Details Of Any Bank?

No. Account details of only the State Bank of India (SBI) or Punjab National Bank (PNB) are valid for application.

Can I Apply For This Scheme Even If I Am Getting Other Scholarship?

No, One can apply for this scheme only if he/she has not taken any money/grant from the state or present employer in the form of an education allowance or scholarship.

Do I Have To Submit a Hard Copy Of the Application Form To the Zonal Sainik Board.?

Yes. The applicant has to take a hard copy of the filled application form at the time of Verification.

Can A Daughter Of Ex-Servicemen Who Is Studying In College Apply For a Scholarship Under This Scheme?

Yes. However, if either of the parents of the girl is alive then they have to apply on behalf of the daughter.

In Which Month One Can Apply For This Scheme?

One has to apply in the month of May for non-board classes, in July for the board classes 10th & 12th, and in August for undergraduate course students.

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