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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:-

  • (a) Must be a non-pensioner ESM or his widow.
  • (b) Should be of rank Havildar/equivalent from the Navy/AF and below.
  • (c) Should be above age of 65 years.
  • (d) Should be recommended by respective ZSB and RSB.
  • (e) Hold bank account (preferably in SBI/ PNB) with IFS Code, ceded with Aadhar Number.

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):-

  • (a) Service Document/Discharge Book of ESM (Mandatory to upload all pages of Discharge Book in a sequential manner without missing any pages and without any alterations). The pages uploaded must be in legible condition. Any cutting/overwriting in discharge book must be authenticated by the DSWO. Signatures and Stamp marks of any other authority except DSWO will render the entry null and void.
  • (b) Age proof, if date of birth not given in the Service Document / Discharge Book.
  • (c) Identity Card of ESM / Widows issued by ZSB.
  • (d) First page of Bank Pass book and a cancelled cheque in case details of Bank A/c Number, IFS Code and account holder’s personal particulars are not given in first page of Bank Pass book.
  • (e) Copy of Aadhar Card.
  • (f) Certificate of penury to state that the applicant does not have any source of income signed by Sarpanch/ Patwari/ BDO (revenue officials) affixed with his rubber stamp & round seal. A specimen of "Certificate of Penury” is available on the web-site.

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:-

  • (i) Service Document/Discharge Book of ESM (Mandatory to upload all pages of Discharge Book in a sequential manner without missing any pages and without any alterations). The pages uploaded must be in legible condition. Any cutting/overwriting in discharge book must be authenticated by the DSWO. Signatures and Stamp marks of any other authority except DSWO will render the entry null and void.
  • (ii) Age Proof of applicant.
  • (iii) An ink signed certificate of Penury from village Sarpanch/ Patwari/ Block Development Officer for ESM/ Widow applying for Penury and that the ESM/ Widow is not receiving pension or grant from State/Central Govt or any other agency, as per information held with State revenue official/ ZSB.
  • (iv) Attested copy of ESM/ Widow Identity Card.
  • (v) Bank documents.

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

  • (i) Does not have income/ pension form any other source.
  • (i) Does not have income/ pension form any other source.
  • (ii) He has not been provided any financial assistance from the State Govt or any other source.
  • (iii) Confirm that the information furnished by the applicant online is correct as per the original documents uploaded with the application. Hence, case is recommended.
  • (iv) Certificate given below is to be duly signed, sealed, stamped specifying rank, name, designation and date of issue by ZSWOs:-

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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