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Wives of govt employees not to get ‘Griha Aadhar’

13th January 2019, 03:51 Hrs

the goan I network

PANAJI

The government’s ‘Griha Aadhar’ scheme under the Directorate of Women and Child Development has been amended with immediate effect to exclude women whose husbands are government servants and scheduled bank employees.   

A notification issued in the official gazette on January 3 states that the scheme is not applicable to the following women: married women whose husbands are employed in the government of Goa or its corporations or autonomous organisation funded by the state government, women whose husbands are employed in the government of India or any other state government or its corporations, and women whose husbands are employed in scheduled banks but excluding co-operative banks (subject to actual income in case of co-operative banks.)   

Also, in another change to the scheme, married women, or their husbands who have benefited from the Deen Dayal Swasthya Seva Yojana (DDSSY) health scheme will not be eligible for the Griha Aadhar scheme. However, widows with minor children who have benefited from DDSSY, can apply for aid under Griha Aadhar.   

The government came out with the decision to make these amendments to the scheme after it was found that financially well-to-do women were taking unfair advantage of the scheme. Though the Goa Electronics Limited (GEL) ‘Impact Assessment Survey’ is still being carried out, and has covered just seven or eight 


CHANGES TO GRIHA AADHAR SCHEME

Scheme not applicable to women  whose husbands employed in govt of Goa, corporations  or autonomous organisations funded by State govt

Women whose  husbands are employed in govt of India or any other State  govt, corporations 

Women whose husbands are employed in  scheduled banks but excluding co-operative banks 

Married women, or  husbands who have benefited from DDSSY not eligible 

Widows with minor children who have benefited from DDSSY, can apply for aid under Griha Aadhar