TN CM announces relief measures for COVID-19 orphaned children
Financial help of ₹5 lakh will probably be positioned in a set deposit to be supplied to the children once they flip 18; particular committee to be shaped for guidelines and tips
Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Saturday introduced that children who’ve misplaced each dad and mom to COVID-19 will probably be supplied with monetary help of ₹5 lakh as mounted deposit, and the quantity will probably be supplied to them with curiosity once they flip 18 years of age.
The authorities will bear the tutorial and lodging bills of such orphaned children until their commencement from faculty. It may even make preparations to make sure that precedence is given to such orphaned children to be accommodated in authorities houses for children.
For children, who’ve misplaced both mother or father, a relief quantity of ₹3 lakh will probably be given to the residing mother or father. Children who had misplaced a mother or father earlier and have now misplaced the opposite mother or father to COVID-19 will probably be additionally supplied with ₹5 lakh in a set deposit.
Children who’ve misplaced their dad and mom as a consequence of COVID-19 and should not in authorities houses, however residing with family or guardians will probably be given a month-to-month allowance of ₹3,000 until they flip 18. Mr. Stalin mentioned a particular committee will probably be shaped in every district to supervise the administration of the relief quantity given to such children and their schooling and development.
All authorities schemes will probably be given to such children and the place there’s a residing mother or father, to such dad and mom, on a precedence foundation. The authorities may even kind a committee to border guidelines and tips to offer these relief measures to the orphaned children, comprising a further chief secretary, officers of the finance division and social welfare secretary and voluntary organisations.