Introduction & Aim of this scheme
This scheme was launched by the state of Rajasthan as an initiative to provide help and support to the children without parental support (This even includes single parent), However this scheme focus on non-institutional support that means children will stay with their close relatives or known’s whosoever want to become their foster parent and Government will help those people (foster parents) financially. This ways children would not stay in a Government or NGO run home, they will stay within their families and Government will support their families in term of finance.
The major aim of this scheme is to keep children within their families so that they can get the appropriate love, affection and care and this will also not let child feel if he is alone and he will groom himself/herself as if he/she would do with his/her parents.
This Scheme is innovative, unique and can be implemented in all the states of India.
Targeted Areas/Area of action
Scheme was started in the year of 2004-05 and it was initially started for the children (Without parental support) of Scheduled caste.
In the year 2005 August, children without parental support of all the categories were included in this scheme
In April 2007, widow women who were eligible for pension scheme, we included there 1 child in this scheme
Starting January 2010, this scheme broadened further and based on re-marriage certificate, children of those widow women were also included who got married again.
April 2010, those children were also included in this scheme whose parents are suffering from leprosy or are victims of HIV/AIDS.
February 2011, 1 child of those women were also included in this scheme who have started staying as wife of some other family member of their late husband, these kind of marriages are common in Rajasthan and they are also morally accepted in these societies and termed as (nata).
Again in February 2011 the age of beneficiaries of this scheme was increased up to 18 years.
As per Chief Minister’s Budget provision for 2013-2014, the amount given to the beneficiaries has been increased to INR 1000/ from INR 650/, and it is applicable from 1st April 2013
On 26th April 2013, provision has been made to include the children of Physically disabled parents.
On 1st May 2013, provision has been made to include the children of separated/divorcee women.
On 29th May the number of children has been increased up to 3 for those widow women who are eligible for pension scheme.
- Children without parental support.
- Children of those parents who have been sentenced life imprisonment or capital punishment.
- Up to 3 children of those widow women who are eligible for pension scheme.
- Children of those widow women who have married again.
- Children of those parents who are victim of HIV/AIDS.
- Children of those parents who are suffering from leprosy.
- Children of Physically disabled parents.
- Children of Separated/Divorcee women.