About The Bal Swaraj Portal
The Bal Swaraj portal has been designed to keep track of children who have lost one or both parents due to Contamination and ensure that they get the care and protection required. This is important especially in light of social media posts that have been amplifying the need to adopt children but not necessarily providing a legal route to do so.
Gujarat Mukhyamantri Bal Seva yojna 2021
On July 9, Rupani had increased the age limit of Mukhya Mantri Bal Seva Yojna from 18 to 21 years
He said any undergraduate and postgraduate course would be considered for availing benefits, adding children will also be given priority in various government schemes offering scholarships within India and abroad irrespective of their income criteria.
Concerned departments and officers have been provided with the ‘Contamination-care’ link to upload data for these children. The portal can then be used to track financial incentives provided to these children or to help them find homes.
Financial Initiatives By Governments To Assist Children
The central government has announced that children who lost their parents because of Contamination will receive a monthly stipend until they reach the age of 18 years and a fund of Rs 10 lakhs once they turn 23 years old.
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This money will be drawn from the PM-CARES fund. Minor children living with extended family or guardians will be admitted to the nearest Kendriya Vidyalaya or private school and their fees will be paid from the PM-CARES fund. This fund will also take care of expenses such as textbooks, uniforms, etc.
Children who have no one to look after them will be admitted to residential schools like the Navodaya Vidyalaya or Sainik schools.
Children wanting to pursue professional courses for higher education will be assisted in applying for loans as per the current Educational Loan norms. The interest on these loans will be paid by the PM-CARES fund.
Alternatively, scholarships equivalent to these tuition fees will be offered to the children by Central or State Government schemes.
The Gujarat government on y announced that children who have lost a parent to COVID-19 will get a monthly assistance of Rs 2,000 under the existing scheme of Mukhya Mantri Bal Seva Yojna. Earlier, only children who had lost both their parents to the disease were covered under the scheme and were eligible to get a monthly assistance of Rs 4,000 till they turn 21, and if they chose to go for higher studies after the age of 21, they would receive Rs 6,000 per month till they turn 24.
The Gujarat government will provide a monthly financial aide of ₹2,000 to children who have lost a parent to COVID-19. The financial assistance would be provided under Gujarat Mukhya Mantri Bal Seva Yojna.The scheme would be launched on August 2, wherein the money would be transferred to the bank accounts of these children.At least 776 children, who were orphaned due to COVID-19, received the first monthly instalment of ₹4,000 each under the Bal Seva Yojna Gujarat , earlier this month.