All young men aspire to join a high paying and comfortable career and keep trying various options till their mid or late twenties. There has been a drop in the number of aspirants who in the beginning itself opt for a career in defence forces as their first choice and join the National Defence Academy out of passion for soldiering. Since the ward of ESM is also pursuing a graduate degree at NDA, he otherwise also would have been eligible for education grant in normal manner. In order to encourage young talented wards of ESM to join NDA, the KSB Sectt has introduced an incentive for such young boys. The scheme to provide financial incentive to the wards of ESM/widows who joined NDA only for cadets' training was started in May 2007 with an amount of Rs 1000/- per month.
The aim of this aid gratis is to provide incentive to the children of an ESM or widow upto the rank of Havildar/equivalent, who have joined the NDA course.
For training to NDA cadet out of AFFDF is provided at a rate of Rs.1,000/- per month per child of an eligible ESM/widow. For the previous NDA's training terms,payable in one installment, on successful completion of two terms in a year. This is applicable for three years of the NDA's cadets training course.(i.e graduation degree).
The following criteria must be fulfilled:-
- (a) Applicant must be an ESM or his widow.
- (b) Should be of rank Havildar/equivalent and below.
- (c) The child should have successfully completed the previous terms in a year.
- (d) Should be recommended by respective Zila Sainik Board (ZSB).