RMDF-Financial assistance for vocational training of widows of ESM


In the unfortunate event of the demise of husband in an accident or due to natural causes/disease, the widow is left neglected and financially handicapped. In such a case, it is the responsibility of the organization to step in and assist the widow to gain employment through vocation training. In order to help the widows of ESM to become self reliant and be able to meet their financial needs, they need to acquire some vocational skills. Depending on their educational level and aptitude, they may opt to undergo the requisite vocational training. Such a course may be pursued at any recognized vocational training institution run by DSW/ZSB, state like ITI or private training institutions of repute like NIIT etc. The scheme to provide financial assistance to ESM was started in May 2007 with a onetime grant of Rs 20,000/-.


The aim of this aid gratis is to provide financial assistance to a widow to settle in life through vocational training.

Financial Assistance

For Vocational Training out of AFFDF is provided as one time aid of Rs.20,000/- (max) on successful completion of said vocational training.

Eligibility Conditions

The following criteria must be fulfilled:-

  • (a) Applicant must be widow of an ESM of rank up to Hav/equiv.
  • (b) Should have successfully completed said training.
  • (c) Should be recommended by respective Zila Sainik Board (ZSB).