WCD Ministry asks states to provide details of children who lost parents to Covid-19 pandemic

Prime News, National, Children, Health, Disease, New Delhi, July 26:- The Women and Child Development Ministry has requested States and Union Territories to direct district magistrates to identify the children who have lost their parents to the Covid-19 pandemic for receiving support under PM CARES for Children scheme and submit their details on a portal established to enable prompt assistance to them.

In a letter to all States and UTs’ chief secretaries, WCD Ministry Secretary Indevar Pandey said a web-based portal “” has been launched to facilitate submission of applications, identification of children eligible to receive support under the scheme and processing of applications for securing benefits to them.

“I would request you to direct the district magistrates in your state to identify the children eligible for receiving support under the PM CARES for Children’ scheme and populate the “’ portal with the details of eligible children, to enable prompt assistance to them. This task may be completed within the next 15 days,” he said in the letter issued on July 22. The ministry further said that a dedicated help desk has been set up for the same. (MR, Inputs: Agencies)

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