RMEWF Scheme for Disabled
RMEWF Scheme for Disabled
Raksha Mantri Ex-servicemen Welfare Fund Scheme for disabled was launched by the Department of Ex-Service Welfare which is organised under the Ministry of Defence. This scheme intends to provide financial assistance in the form of monthly pension to the disabled child of Ex-Servicemen. This article explains about the RMEWF Scheme for Disabled in detail.
Objective of the Scheme
The RMEWF pension scheme aims to provide a small measure of relief to 100% disabled children of Ex-Servicemen (ESM).
The key highlights of the RMEWF scheme are given below:
- The RMEWF scheme provides financial assistance to those ESM who are without any other source of income and in a state of penury.
- The scheme was commenced in the year 2007 with the grant of Rs.500 per child.
- Therefore, it has been revised on 1st October 2011 with an amount of Rs.1,000 per month.
The following criteria must be satisfied to get assistance under the RMEWF scheme:
- The applicant must be approved by the respective Zilla Sainik Board (ZSB).
- The applicant should not avail any grant or financial assistance from the state or service relating to the disabled pension scheme.
- The child should be the legitimate offspring of Ex-servicemen or Widow.
- The applicant should be of rank Havildar/Navy/Air Force and below.
- The applicant should hold a copy of the disability certificate with 100%.
Financial Assistance for Disabled Child
The AFFDF (Armed Forces Flag Day Fund) is responsible for providing the fund to the disabled child of Ex-servicemen or widow. The quantum of assistance will be at a rate of Rs.1000 per month, which is payable every month during the year.
The following documents are to be provided while submitting your application form:
- Document or Discharge Book of Ex-serviceman (ESM) which contains Ex-serviceman/personal details, Service details and details of the family) has to be furnished.
- Copy of identity card of Ex-Servicemen and dependent has to be enclosed.
- Copy of 100% disability certificate issued by Military or Government hospital has to be enclosed.
- Details of Bank such as the name of bank and branch, account number, IFS Code, Account Number has to be enclosed.
Note: The applicant should maintain a savings account with either PNB or SBI.
Online Application Procedure for the RMEWF Scheme
To register for RMEWF Scheme for Disabled Child, follow the steps given below:
Step 1: Kindly, visit the official website of Kendriya Sainik Board Secretariat (KSBS).
Step 2: Click on “Register” (new user) link which is available on the homepage of the portal.
New User Registration
Step 3: Now, the registration form will be displayed, fill the form with necessary details as shown below.
Step 4: After entering the following detail, click on the “Upload” button to select the image file (photo).
Save the Application
Step 5: Save the application by clicking on the “Save” button and the saved details and password will be forwarded to your registered mail id.
Step 6: Click the activation link which is sent to your mail id to login into the KSB portal.
Step 7: Provide user name, password and verification code and click on the “Login “ button.
Application for RMEWF Scheme
Step 8: Select the scheme name and start filling the new application form by entering the required details such as
- Ex-servicemen (ESM) name
- Service number
- Aadhaar card number
- Present Address
- Disabled Child name
- Bank details
Upload the Documents
Step 9: By clicking on the “Upload” button, the required documents are to be submitted and then click on the “Save” button.
Step 10: The duly filled application then reaches the ZSWO. The respective ZSWO will verify the form and if satisfied with the provided details will forward the harp copy as well soft copy within 30 days from the date of application to Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB) through Rajya Sainik Boards (RSBs) for further processing.
Processing at KSB Secretariat
Step 11: Once the application reaches the Kendriya Sainik Board, the Section-in-charge will assign the particular clerk to enter the required data of the applications into the computer.
Step 12: Another clerk will be appointed to check the data entered. The Section-in-Charge will verify the same and upload the printed list for the approval of JD (Welfare). Such applications of approval will be moved for sanction of the competent authority in one lot, preferably every quarter.
Step 13: After the submitted application has been approved, the same will be processed for payment of the grant in batches of 200 applications by the Welfare department.
Step 14: After verifying the service number, name, bankers, IFS Code and account number, the Welfare department will forward the batch list to Accounts Section for payment, which will make the payment directly via Electronic Clearing System (ECS) or by an account payee cheque.
Step 15: For the continuation of grant in the next financial year, Life Certificate and “DisabilityCertificate” in the Government prescribed format need to be submitted every year through the respective ZSB on or before 15th January.
Step 16: In the cases of renewal will be automatically forwarded to the Welfare department by 1st March. And then, the welfare department will ask for sanction of a grant from the Kendriya Sainik Board for the continuation of the financial assistance during the next fiscal year.
Note: The financial assistance is non-transferable and will cease automatically upon the death of the beneficiary. It is the responsibility of the Zila Sainik Board (ZSB) to inform KSB Secretariat regarding the death of a beneficiary.
Track Application Status
This portal also facilities the user to track the status of the application submitted online.
Step 1: Applicant has to revisit the same portal.
Step 2: Click on “Status of application” link on the homepage of the portal.
Step 3: Now enter your DAK ID and verification code. Click on the “Search” button.
Step 4: Now, the applicant can view the status of your application submitted.