Assistance From AFFD Fund

Welfare Schemes

Financial Assistance from Armed Forces Flag Day Fund


NOTE:

1) All Schemes are applicable only to the Ex-servicemen/Widows of Ex-servicemen registered with the Department of Sainik Welfare, Puducherry.

2) Except the schemes marked with ' * ' , the scope of all other financial assistance will not apply to those ESM/living spouse/ widows who are re-employed as regular/deemed to be regular in Govt./PSU/Pvt Organizations and self employed IT assesses.

3) Information under these columns are intended to serve as a quick reference and not complete in detail. Beneficiaries are requested to contact the Sainik Welfare Department for details/clarifications. In case of any discrepancies the government order on the subject is final.

S.No. Scheme Amount Eligibility When to Apply? Application
1 Subsistence Allowance 6000/- p.m. II WW Veterans irrespective of financial status Life certificate to be submitted by January every year in the respective bank for continuance of Subsistence Allowance. Widow to register within 03 months from date of death of ESM for continuance of allowance. Download
5000/- p.m. Non-pensioners ESM above 60 years under BPL
5000/- p.m. Widows of above two category
2* Festival Gift Coupons 3000/- p.a. Non-pensioner.
ESM completed 60 yrs and above as on 31st March of the current year.
To be collected in person on intimation from DSW. Normally Nov – Jan. Download
3000/- p.a. Widows of ESM. No age bar
3* Marriage Grant for one daughter 15,000/- Once All ESM/Widows of ESM. Not availed from KSB Apply within 03 months of marriage Download
4* Funeral Grant 8000/- Death of ESM – Paid to Widow or any other member of the ESM's family when wife pre-deceased. Immediately on occurrence with permission for burial/cremation from appropriate authority (Death Certificate not required) Download
5000/- Death of Widow – Paid to any other member of the family.
5* Widow Rehabilitation Grant 5000/- All widows of ESM At the time of widow’s registration Download
6 Spectacle Grant (Once) 1000/- ESM/Widows of ESM (Non ECHS members) Within 03 months from date of purchase/completion of treatment + bill + relevant prescription Download
7 Hearing Aid Grant (Once) 5000/-
8 Denture Grant (Once) 10,000/-
9 Immediate Assistance for Severe Injury in road/fire accident 10,000/- ESM/Widows of ESM (Non ECHS members) Within reasonable time with documentary proof + medical bill
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Please contact 'Sainik Welfare Department, Puducherry' for details regarding this grant.

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10 Thatched house repair grant for re-thatching & repairs Actual or Maximum of 20,000/- ESM/Widow receiving subsistence allowance + living in thatched house Once in every three years.
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Please contact 'Sainik Welfare Department, Puducherry' for details regarding this grant.

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11 Relief during natural calamities such as cyclone, flood or fire Actual cost of damage or Max of 20,000/- ESM/Widow of ESM/Dependant of ESM Within reasonable period (will be given in addition to relief given from revenue authorities)
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Please contact 'Sainik Welfare Department, Puducherry' for details regarding this grant.

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12 One Time Cash Incentive towards:-
Learning Driving Actual or Max 2000/- Unemployed ESM within 03 years of discharge + prior permission from DSW. Course from Govt recognised school/institution. Within 03 months after successful completion of the course.
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Please contact 'Sainik Welfare Department, Puducherry' for details regarding this grant.

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Acquiring BEd, BPEd, DTEd, PGDCA Actual costs or Max 10,000/- Unemployed ESM within 03 years of discharge + prior permission from DSW. Course from Govt recognised school/institution.
Completing ITI, Typewriting, Accountancy, Bookkeeping, Tailoring, Computer Training. Actual costs or Max 5,000/- Unemployed ESM within 03 years of discharge/widow (or) dependent of widow + prior permission from DSW.
13 Tuition Fees Unemployed ESM/widows of ESM.

Ward studying in govt. recognised institution and not availing any other benefit of reimbursement of tuition fees.

Not for more than 02 children. Not applicable to the ward who is repeating the same class.

Not in receipt of any other academic scholarship.
Common Application for Serial 12 to 14.

Application to be submitted within three months after successful completion of the course along with relevant fee receipts.

Where fee is collected in lump sum, a certificate showing the breakdown of fees clearly indicating the category signed by the head of the institution to be submitted.
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School 500 p.m.
Diploma in Polytechnic 500 p.m.
School for Spl Children 1,000 p.m.
Military/Sainik Schools 1,000 p.m.
NDA/IMA 600 p.m.
Bachelor Degree 750 p.m.
Master Degree 900 p.m.
Professional Course (MBBS/BE/BTech) 1,500 p.m.
14 Book Allowance
School/ Diploma in Polytechnic/ School for Spl Children 1,000 p.a.
Bachelor Degree 1,500 p.a.
Master Degree 2,000 p.a.
Professional Course (MBBS/BE/BTech) 3,000 p.a.
15 Uniform Allowance
School Level 600 p.a.
Other Courses 1,000 p.a.
16* Grant to Meritorious Wards of ESM in academics (Lump sum Grant) 1st/2nd/3rd position ESM/Widows of ESM. Ward studied in govt. recognised institution. Within 03 months from the date of publication of respective exam results along with mark statement/certificate. Download
Xth (CBSE/Metric/SSLC) 10,000/8,000/6,000
XIIth (CBSE/HSc) 12,000/10,000/8,000
University Gold Medal(UG/PG) 15,000/-
17* Grant to Meritorious Wards of ESM in sports: National/International level 20,000/25,000 ESM/Widows of ESM. Event organised by any Govt approved/recognised body. Within 03 months from the date of achievement along with relevant certificate. Download
18* Cash incentive to wards of ESM (Academic Scholarship) 1,000 p.m. ESM/Widows of ESM. Scored 95% in Xth/XIIth. Continued to get 90% (non-professional) or 80% (professional) in semester/annual exam. Not in receipt of any other academic scholarship. Within 03 months from the date of publication of respective exam results along with mark statement/certificate. Download