action, studying in Government / Government aided schools / educational
institutes, Military / Sainik schools and other schools / colleges
recognized by Central / State Governments, are provided full
reimbursement of Tution fee & hostel charges, Rs.1000/- p.a. per
student for cost of books / stationery, Rs.1700/- maximum during first
year and Rs.700/- for the subsequent years per student for cost of
compulsory uniform and Rs.500/- for the first year and Rs.300/- for the
subsequent years per student for clothing.
Rs.1000/- per month is provided as education grant upto two children of
ex-servicemen (upto Havaldar rank) upto Graduation, under Raksha Mantri
(iii) Messing and accommodation is provided
to the children of war widows, war disabled, attributable cases in 35
War Memorial Hostels. Recurring grant @ Rs.1350/- per month perinmate is
provided to the hostel. For wards of non-attributable disabled soldiers
grants are provided @ Rs.675/- per month per inmate.
Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme, every year 4000 new scholarships
are given to wards of martyrs and ex-servicemen for pursuing various
recognized Professional Degree Courses like B.Tech & MBBS etc.
35 war memorial hostels set up in Regimental centres in different parts
of the country are catering to the welfare needs of wards of martyrs
The above information was submitted by MoD in reply of undermentioned Lok Sabha questions:-
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 1079
1079 . Dr. RAMSHANKAR
OM PRAKASH YADAV
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the wards of martyrs, soldiers and ex-servicemen are being provided free education including free boarding;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether the Government proposes to establish hostels at district level for the wards of martyrs and ex-servicemen; and
(d) if so, the details thereof?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE (SHRI JITENDRA SINGH) MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(a) & (b): **see above **
(c) No, Madam.
(d) The question does not arise.
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