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Palak mata pita yojna 2020

There is no other option like family for the healthy and balanced development of children.  However, due to some adverse circumstances, it is not possible for orphaned children to be brought up in their natural family, so alternatively they are brought up in institutions for their children.  According to the sociological point of view, the institution is the only last resort for the child.  Therefore, instead of keeping such destitute orphans in an institutional environment, keeping them in an alternative family and raising them in a natural environment can lead to their healthy and balanced development.

●Name of the scheme: - Plan of foster parents

Eligibility Criteria: - Under this scheme all orphan children aged 0 to 18 years living in Gujarat whose parents do not exist will be eligible to avail the benefits.  Children whose father has died and whose mother has remarried will have to produce a marriage certificate stating that the mother has remarried.

 Assistance rate: -

 A monthly allowance of Rs. 5,000 / - (Rs. 3,000 per issue) will be paid to the foster parents or close relatives who take care of the orphans.

 Income limit:

 The annual income of the foster parents should be more than Rs. 5,000 in rural areas and more than Rs. 5,000 in urban areas.

 Terms of the plan

 Beneficiaries taken by foster parents for upbringing should be placed in Anganwadi for children aged 6 to 8 years and compulsory schooling should be imparted to children above 3 years of age.  Assistance will be stopped if the child's study is stopped.

 The certificate of the program officer of ICDS (Integrated Child Development Scheme) for the children going to Anganwadi and the certificate of the principal of the school for the children going to school have to be submitted by 15th July every year.

 A certified example of the death of the child's parents must be submitted.

 Assistance will be stopped if the child's mother is remarried and the child goes to live with the mother.

 A sample application form can be downloaded from the department's website or available free of cost from the nearest Children's Home / District Social Security Officer's Office / District Child Protection Officer's Office.  If the application is approved, the assistance will be available from the month of application.

 The implementation of this scheme is to be done by the Superintendent of Children's Homes at the district level.  In the district where the children's home is not functioning, the district child protection unit will be responsible for accepting the plan form and taking further action.  And the District Social Security Officer will be responsible for payment.

 At each district level, the Sponsorship and Approval Committee (SFCAC) will review the recommendations and order eligible parents to pay assistance.

 Children who are benefiting from any other similar state or central scheme will not be eligible for this scheme.
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 This amount has to be paid to the beneficiary's account by direct payment (DBT) method of account pay check.  Such foster parents or approved close relatives i.e. the beneficiary will have to open his / her joint name account with the child's name in the bank / post office.

 Necessary supporting evidence

 Sample of child's date of birth, Aadhaar card, two passport size photos

 Photo with the child's foster parents

 Income Entry

 Examples of death of mother and father

 Copy of child's bank passbook

 Example of a child's ongoing study (school principal)

 Aadhar card, election card, ration card of foster mother or foster father

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