central government Welfare Schemes

Benefits provided by KSB

Financial Assistance from Raksha Mantri’s Discretionary Fund (RMDF): The financial assistance to be provided to needy Ex-servicemen, widow and their wards from RMDF for various purposes as indicated below:-

Purpose of GrantAmount(Rs.)Eligibility
Penury Grant: one time grant for all categories30,000 
Penury Grant for all Old ESM and Disabled Children ESM/Widows in penury500/- pmNON-PENSIONERS
Staying at home (above 75 years)Staying at home (above 70 years)-certificate old home age required.Children of Ex-servicemen with 100% disability-grant on yearly basis based on certification by military hospital.  
Monthly Grant to Old and Infirm:Assistance to Old and Infirm Ex-servicemen for 2 years.2000/- 
Medical Grant: for non ECHS Members:-30,000/-(Max)       UP TO HAVILDAR AND THEIR EQUIVALENT IN NAVY AND AIR FORCE    
House Repairs Grant: ESM/widows in Penury or 100% disabled Ex-servicemenOrphan daughter of ESM of all categories (only one daughter)20,000/-
Funeral Allowance: to widows.5000/-
Marriage Grant:16,000/-
Daughters of ESM/widows all CategoriesWidow’s re-marriage      UP TO HAVILDAR AND THEIR EQUIVALENT IN NAVY AND AIR FORCE                  
Education Grant: Widow and Children (2 children)Upto plus 2Upto Graduation Vocational Training-Full cost of training (one time Grant)Cost of books/stationery (once in year two be claimed along with education grant)Upto one child joining Defence Officers training Institutes like NDA/IMA for the duration of the training.      400/-pm600/-pm20,000/-pm(Max)   1000/- per year  1000/-pm      
Orphan grant: on yearly basisDaughter of Ex-servicemen of all categories up to marriage 21 years of age whichever is earlier.One son of Ex-servicemen of all categories up to class XII or 18 years of age whichever is earlier.1000/-pm