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PM RELEASES BENEFITS UNDER PM CARES FOR CHILDREN SCHEME

GOVERNMENT OF MANIPUR

CHIEF MINISTER’S SECRETARIAT: IMPHAL

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PRESS RELEASE

PM RELEASES BENEFITS UNDER PM CARES FOR CHILDREN SCHEME

Imphal, May 30, 2022 (DIPR): Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi released benefits under PM CARES for Children Scheme today via video conference. Union Minister Smt Smriti Irani, many other members of the Council of Ministers, and Chief Ministers were among those connected to the event.

Manipur Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh along with Ministers Shri Th. Biswajit, Shri L. Sushindro Meitei; MLAs Shri L. Rameshwor Meitei, Shri Sheikh Noorul Hassan, Shri Th. Arunkumar; Secretary to Chief Minister Shri Ningthoujam Geoffrey; Chairman Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Shri Ph. Manibabu; DC Imphal East, Smt. Khumanthem Diana; Director (Social Welfare) Shri. Ng. Uttam and other officials also attended the video conference from the Chief Minister’s Secretariat, Imphal. Beneficiaries below 18 years of age watched the webcast from a separate room.

Later, the Chief Minister handed over the benefits to selected children of the Imphal East district. Altogether 20 children of the State- 5 children from Imphal East, 3 from Imphal West, 3 from Bishnupur, 6 from Ukhrul, 1 from Senapati, 1 from Kangpokpi, and 1 from Churachandpur district received the benefits under PM Cares, Children.

Benefits to be given to the beneficiaries include:

I. Financial Support: PM CARES for Children Scheme Passbook (Maturity Amount is 10 Lacs at the age of attaining 18 years of age)

II. Health Insurance: PM-JAY Health Card

III. Assistance for School Education: Admission to any Central Govt School;

Expenses on uniforms, textbooks and notebooks will be paid by PM-CARES; a Scholarship of Rs. 20,000/- per annum for children of Class 1-12.

IV. Assistance for Higher Education: Swanath Scholarship of Rs. 50,000/- per annum for technical education; KARMA Scholarship for skill.

V. Support for Boarding and Lodging: Under Child Protection Services, Rs. 4000/- per month w.e.f 1st April, 2022 for children staying with relatives.

VI. State specific benefits under Chief Ministergi Angangi Tenbang (Chief Minister’s Bal Seva):

A. Rs. 1500/- per month per child (Rs. 13,500/- released per child for nine months).

B. Laptop to school/college-going child who has passed Xth Board.

VII. COVID Ex-gratia Assistance of Rs. 50,000/- to next of kin.