Over 8973 applications uploaded on portal for seeking support of PM CARES for Children scheme
Over 8973 applications uploaded on portal for seeking support of PM CARES for Children scheme for those who lost both parents in pandemic
Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani has said that the applications of children for seeking support of PM CARES for Children scheme are uploaded on the portal by the State and UT Government.
In a written reply in Rajya Sabha today the Minister said, as on 14th March 2022, over eight thousand 973 applications have been uploaded on the portal out of which, four thousand 302 applications have been approved by District Magistrates after due process.
Ms Irani said Women and Child Development Ministry is implementing a centrally sponsored scheme namely Child Protection Services CPS Scheme – Mission Vatsalya under which support is provided to States and UT Governments for delivering services for children in need of care and in difficult circumstances.
She said the Child Care Institutions CCIs established under the CPS scheme support age-appropriate education, access to vocational training, recreation, health care, counselling etc.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced PM CARES for Children scheme to support children who have lost both parents or surviving parent or legal guardian or adoptive parents due to COVID-19 pandemic. The scheme is accessible through an online portal, pmcaresforchildren.in