Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release benefits under the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund for children scheme at 10:30 am via video conferencing on Monday.
Modi will transfer scholarships to school going children. A passbook of PM CARES for Children, and health card under Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana will be handed over to the children during the programme.
Taking to twitter on Sunday, Modi wrote, “At 10:30 AM tomorrow, 30th May would be releasing benefits under the PM CARES for children scheme. Through this effort, we are supporting those who lost their parents to COVID-19.”
PM CARES for Children Scheme was launched by PM Modi on May 29, 2021 to support children who have lost both the parents or legal guardian or adoptive parents or surviving parent to Covid-19 pandemic, during the period from March 11, 2020 to February 28, 2022.
The objective of the scheme is to ensure comprehensive care and protection of children in a sustained manner by providing them boarding and lodging, empowering them through education and scholarships, equipping them for self-sufficient existence with financial support of Rs 10 lakh on attaining 23 years of age and ensuring their wellbeing through health insurance.
An online portal by the Government was launched to register the children. The portal is a single window system which facilitates the approval process and all other assistance for children.