Financial assistance for marriage of ESM daughters
This scheme provides financial assistance to Pensioner/Non-Pensioner Ex-Servicemen (ESM) up to the rank of Havildar or equivalent in the Navy/Air Force. The scheme was started in way back in the year 1981 with an amount of Rs 3,000/- per daughter. This was revised in May 2007 to Rs 16,000/- per head and applicable up to two daughters.
The aim of this aid gratis is to provide financial assistance to ESM or widows up to the rank of Havildar for marriage of their daughters.
Paid out of AFFDF is provided for marriage of daughters of an eligible ESM or widow and remarriage of widows, at a rate of Rs.16,000/- per daughter (maximum two).
The following criteria must be fulfilled:-
(a) Applicant must be an ESM or his widow.
(b) Should be of rank Havildar & below.
(c) The daughter should be above 18 years of age.
(d) Should be recommended by respective ZSB.
(e) Should not have obtained any financial grant for this purpose from State/Service.
Application should be made on the prescribed application form with the recommendation of respective Zila Sainik Welfare Officer (ZSWO) on it. A specimen application form is placed at Annexure 1. Copies of the following documents duly attested by respective ZSWO must accompany the application:-
(a) Discharge Book/Document (must have entry regarding daughter).
(c) Proof of Marriage - Certificate from Registrar/Village Sarpanch.
(d) A Certificate from Applicant that he/she has not taken any money / assistance / grant from respective State Govt / Services towards the daughter's marriage.
(e) Details of Bank A/c No (in PNB/SBI only) and IFS Code.
Channel of Application
The application must be submitted by eligible ESM/widow sat the respective ZSB immediately on solemnization of the marriage. ZSWO will scrutinize the application and if found correct, it will forward (hard as well as soft copies) along with supporting documents on a monthly basis to the KSB Sectt for payment. The old cases of this scheme will not be entertained.
Processing at KSB Sectt
On receipt in the Welfare Section at KBS Sectt, application will be processed in order of receipt. The Section-in-Charge will assign these applications to a particular clerk, who will enter desired data from the applications onto computer. Another clerk will be designated to check correctness of the entries. The Section-in-Charge will verify the same and put up the printed list of eligible applicants to JD(Welfare). Such applications pertaining to AFFDF will be moved for sanction of the competent authority in one lot preferably on a quarterly basis.
After approval of the cases, the approved cases will be processed for payment by the Welfare Section. After verifying the service number, name, bankers, account number and IFS Code, the Welfare Section will forward the batch-list to the Accounts Section for online payment, who will make the payment directly to the beneficiaries via ECS or by an account payee cheque as applicable.
Fresh application is required to be made for marriage grant for second daughter (if any) as per the above procedure and timeline.