Government has constituted a Distress Relief Fund for NRKs
called “Santhwana” for extending financial Assistance
to the NRKs returnees. It is one of the prominent schemes
initiated by NORKA-ROOTS. Through this scheme financial Assistance
is provided to NRK returnees having a minimum period of service
of two years abroad or outside the State. The period after
return or death of NRK should not be exceeded the period of
his working in the foreign country or ten years whichever
is shorter. The applicant having an annual family income below
Rs. 25000/- is eligible for assistance. The applicants should
not be employed at the time of applying and availing of assistance.
There are four types of assistance under this scheme. The
financial assistance to meet the medical treatment expenses
of the NRK or his/her dependant family members and death assistance
to the family members of the NRK, marriage expenses of the
daughter of the NRK returnee and to buy artificial limbs,
crèches, wheel chair or other aids to overcome the
physical disability of the NRK or his or her dependant. For
medical and death assistance the maximum of Rs. 20,000/-,
marriage assistance Rs. 15000/- and for wheel chair crètches
and artificial limbs Rs. 10000 is given to the deserving applicants.
The duly filled application should be attached with the copies
of below noted documents.