Council takes care of every victim of militancy

Published: Sunday, November 12, 2006, 21:03 [IST]

Jammu, Nov 12 (UNI) The Jammu and Kashmir Rehabilitation Council, Social Welfare Department has asked the victims of militancy to contact their respective District Social Welfare Officers to avail themselves of benefits of various schemes for their rehabilitation as detailed heretofore.

The Rehabilitation Council has been assisting the victims of militancy right from 1995. Council receives funds from Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and releaseS IT to all the Deputy Commissioners for further disbursement among the victims.

The council provides assistance theM for their rehabilitation which includes pensions Rs 500 per month to widows and aged, Rs 10,000 each for re-marriage assistance of young widows and marriage assistance of grownup daughters, a pension of 500 per month to disabled and handicapped Rs 500 for reimbursement of tuition fee and Rs 7000 as maintenance allowance per annum (Scholarship for professional studies), Psychological Rehabilitation assistance and financial assistance in exceptional cases.

In addition to above, the Council provides assistance to school going children rendered orphan due to violence through another scheme called 'ASSIST' launched by National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFHC) under the guidance of Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

The scale of assistance comprises Rs 800 per child in a month in urban and Rs 750 per month for a child in rural areas for the purpose of General Education. Also Rs 150 per child per month in addition to the above assistance of Rs 800 for professional and vocational education is being given.

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