The scheme Aims to ensure Comprehensive Care and Protection of these COVID Affected Children through Health Insurance, Education and Financial Support till they attain the age of 23 Years
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will release benefits under the PM CARES for Children Scheme Today i.e., 30th May 2022 at 10:30 A.M. via video conferencing. Prime Minister will transfer scholarships to school-going children. A passbook of PM CARES for Children, and a Health card under Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana will be handed over to the children during the programme.
The Beneficiary Children along with their Guardians/Caregivers and concerned District Magistrate of their respective district will join the event through virtual mode. The event will be attended by the Ministers, Members of Parliament and Members of Legislative Assemblies of respective States/UTs.
PM CARES for Children Scheme was launched by the Prime Minister on 29th May 2021 to support children who have lost both their parents or legal guardian or adoptive parents or surviving parent to COVID-19 Pandemic, during the period from 11th March 2020 to 28th February 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, and equipping them for self-sufficient existence with the financial support of Rs. 10 lakh on attaining 23 years of age and ensuring their wellbeing through health insurance.
A portal named pmcaresforchildren.in was launched to register the children under the scheme. The portal is a single-window system that facilitates the approval process and all other assistance for children.
Disclaimer : This is an official press release by PIB.