RMDF-Financial assistance for repair of house damaged in natural calamity


Because of limited financial resources available to an ESM or their widow or orphan, it is very difficult for them to repair their house when ravaged by natural calamity. In cases of wide spread natural calamities, State and Central Govts step in and provide financial assistance for rehabilitation and rebuilding. However, in case of the localized events like damage due to isolated landslide, such aid may not be forthcoming or timely. In order to provide some financial assistance for repair of house, a grant is provided by the KSB Sectt to eligible orphan daughter of all ranks and 100% disabled ESM/ widow. This scheme was started in 1981 with an amount of2,500/, which was revised in May 2007 to Rs 20,000/- .


The aim of this scheme is to provide financial assistance for repair of house to an orphaned daughter of all ranks and 100% disabled ESM/widow up to the rank of Havildar/equiv whose house has been damaged in natural calamity.

Financial Assistance

For the House Repair out of AFFDF is provided at a rate of Rs.20,000/- (max) to orphan daughter of all ranks 100% disabled ESM/widow of ESM upto the rank of Havildar / equivalent whose house is damaged by natural calamity.( payable in one installment).

Eligibility Conditions

The following criteria must be fulfilled:-

  • (a) Applicant must be an orphan daughter of all ranks.
  • (b) Should be 100% disabled ESM/widow upto the rank of Havildar/equivalent.
  • (c) House should have been damaged as result of a natural calamity notified by the Centre/State Govts only.
  • (d) Should be recommended by respective Zila Sainik Board (ZSB) and Rajya SainikBoard (DSW).