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Delhi government approved the Scheme of financial help to children of prisoners

May 27, 2014 17:54 IST

The government of Delhi on 26 May 2014 approved a scheme to provide a fixed amount of money to children of imprisoned parents on a monthly basis. This amount will be provided to the child till he or she attains the age of 18 or until the parents are released from prison, whichever is earlier.

The scheme was approved by the Finance Department. The amount will be provided by the Women and Child Development Department and will include

  • For the first child – 3000 rupees
  • For the second child – 2000 rupees
  • For the third child – 1500 rupees

The financial assistance amount would be credited to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries.

Director of Women and Child Development, Saumya Gupta

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