CHAPTER - 11
CONCESSIONS BY ARMED FORCES WIVES WELFARE ASSOCIATIONS
1. Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA)(a) Ex-Gratia Grant - A one time grant of Rs.5000/- (rupees five thousand) is
being given as ex-gratia grant to the NOK of a deceased soldiers by AWWA who die
in harness. This is given to fulfill the immediate monetary requirement upto
some extent till NOK's other entitlements are settled.
(b) Educational Scholarship - This scholarship is given upto two children of
those Army personnel who die while in service. The child must be between 10 to
20 years of age and not in receipt of scholarship from other sources except
meritorious scholarship. The following uniform rates have been laid for all
(c) Financial Assistance/Scholarship for Handicapped Children - This assistance
from AWWA is admissible to the handicapped children of serving JCO's and OR's
who are not in receipt of any monetary help from any other source for
treatment/education of their wards. The rates of assistance/scholarships vary
depending upon the merits of each case from Rs.100/- to a maximum of Rs.200/-
per month for two years. After two years the case can be reviewed on receipted
of a fresh application.2. Navy Wives Welfare Association (NWWA) The Navy Wives Welfare Association is a
voluntary organization. The assistance details are as under:-
|(i) College Students
||- Rs.200/- per month
|(ii) Students studying in class IX, X, XI, XII
||- Rs.100/- per month
|(iii) Students between classes V to VIII
||- Rs.50/- per month
(a) Educational Scholarship to children of deceased Naval Personnel.
(b) Financial Assistance to widows and other needy wives of Ex-servicemen for
resettlement - on merit.
3. AIR FORCE WIVES WELFARE ASSOCIATION (AFWWA) The details of schemes are
enumerated as under:-
(a) Ex-Gratia Payment for Widow's Rehabilitation
Ex-gratia payment of death grant of Rs.5,000/- for rehabilitation of widows is
paid to the member on demise of her husband. In case of death while in service
the grant is paid to the member in grief by the last unit, which is reimbursed
by AFWWA(C). For the wives whose husbands die after retirement this grant is
paid by AFWWA(C) on
receipt of an application alongwith death certificate and photocopy of the
(b) AFWWA Pension
An amount of Rs.500/- p.m. for four months (Rs.2,000/- lump sum) is paid as
AFWWA Pension to the widow who is a member of AFWWA and whose husband dies while
in service by last unit alongwith ex-gratia payment which is reimbursed by
(c) Wedding Grant
An amount of Rs.5,000/- is given as a grant to one child, on her/his marriage,
of the widow who is a member of AFWWA and whose husband dies while in service
after May 1987 on receipt of application by AFWWAA(C) alongwith the Wedding Card
and certificate from the Registrar of Marriage/Village Panchayat. In case if it
is not feasible to get the certificate from the Registrar/Panchayat, the
application may be authenticated by an Air Force Officer.
(d) Rehabilitation of Widows of NC(E)
Widows of those NCs(E) who die while in service after 01 Jan 91 and intend to
resettle themselves by tailoring/stitching etc. are eligible for resettlement
grant of Rs.2000/- with an option to spend the money by the recipient. President
AFWWA(L) should ensure that the money is appropriately spend and goes to the
correct person. The grant is paid to AFWWA Members by the last unit, which is
reimbursed by AFWWA(C).
(e) Medical Assistance
AFWWA members whose husband is boarded out on medical grounds not attributable
to service is given an one time grant of Rs.5,000/- to be paid by the last unit
of her husband. The amount then reimbursed to AFWWA(L) by AFWWA(C).
(f) Dwelling unit of Widows
Housing subsidy of Rs.1.5 lacs for widow of Officer and Rs.1 lac for widow of
Airman/NC(E) are provided from Non-Public Funds for acquiring the Dwelling Unit
constructed by AFNHB. Air Force personnel killed in accident while in service
from 01 Jan 96 onwards are eligible. Subsidized Dwelling Unit cannot be sold for
15 years. AFWWA pays 10% of subsidy. The application should be addressed to
Secretary AFGIS, Subroto Park, New Delhi-10.
(g) Educational Scholarship
Financial assistance by way of scholarship is granted to one child of the widow
and handicapped children of serving officers, Airmen and NCs(E) who are not in
receipt of any other scholarship/freeship. The application on prescribed form
Appendix 'A' duly recommended by the School/College authorities is to be
AFWWA(C) for the award of scholarship. The rates of the scholarships are as
a) School going day scholars Rs.100/-p.m.
b) School going boarders Rs.200/- p.m.
c) College going day scholars & Boarders Rs.200/- p.m.
d) For Medical & Engineering Courses Rs.400/- p.m.
(h) Scholarship for Professional/Technical Courses
Sixty children of serving Officers, Airmen and NCs(E) who are not in receipt of
any other scholarship and have attained certain standards are given financial
assistance of Rs.4800/-p.a. for continuing Engineering and Medical courses. The
application on prescribed form is to be submitted to AFWWA(C) through AFWWA(R)
latest by 31st October every year. Twelve scholarships are reserved for children
of Air Force Officers. The eligibility conditions are as follows:
a) Mother of the child should be an AFWWA member.
b) The child should have secured 75% and above marks in the qualifying exam for
admission to the course.
c) The scholarship will be discontinued if the child secures less than 60% marks
in the annual examination of the professional course or on cessation of
membership of the mother.
(j) Educational Scholarship for children of NCs(E)
AFWWA(C) awards 50 scholarships every year @ Rs.50/- p.m. per child for the
children of serving NCs(E). The application on prescribed form is to be
submitted to AFWWA(C) through AFWWA(R) latest by 30th September every year. The
eligibility conditions for the award of scholarship are as follows:
i) Mother of the child should be an AFWWA member.
ii) The child should be studying in a class above Vth Std and upto XIIth Std
iii) The child should be studying in a recognized school or an Air Force School.
iv) Only one child per family is eligible
v) The student should not be receipt of any other scholarship/freeship from any
other Welfare Organization/Institution.
vi) The scholarship is admissible for 3 years.
vii) The student who was in receipt of scholarship for 3 years cannot be awarded
scholarship for 2nd time during his schooling period.
(k) AFWWA Silver Jubilee Scholarship
Scholarship F@ Rs.1200/- per annum for two yeas are given to the children of
AFWWA members who attained certain standards and scored 85% marks and above in
the CBSE and 95% marks and above in the ICSE Board examination of class Xth std.
The application is to be submitted to AFWWA (C) through AFWWA(R) latest by 30th
September every year.
(l) Scholarship for children of Airmen under-going Post School Education at
Delhi & Residing in AFWWA Hostel (Happy Landings)
Children of Airmen who are doing a Degree Course at Delhi and residing in AFWWA
Hostel (Happy Landings) are entitled to 50% reimbursement of the Hostel Fees to
subsidies Hostel charges subject to a maximum of Rs.950/- for 10 months i.e.
Rs.9,500/- per annum. The application is to be submitted to AFWWA (C) through
Hostel Warden by 30th September every year.
(m) Scholarship for Vocational Training
Scholarship of Rs.2,400/- (lump sum) as one time grant is awarded to widows of
Air Force personnel undergoing Vocational Training in a Recognized Institute
(Diploma/Certificate course of not less than six months). The widow should be an
AFWWA member. The application should be forwarded alongwith proof f admission in
(n) Canberra Scholarship
Two scholarships @ Rs.3000/- p.a. are awarded to two children of Airmen/NCCs(E)
serving in Canberra Unit. The eligibility conditions are as follows:
a) Mother of the child should be an AFWWA Member.
b) The child should be studying in Std.XI or XII
c) The scholarship is awarded based on merit.
d) CO, 106 SR Sqn. AF(the lone Canberra Squadron) is to recommend two names of
deserving children and forward the same to AFWWA (C) in the month of August
(o) Late Air Chief Marshal PC Lal Memorial Scholarship
One scholarship of Rs.1000/- (lump sum) as one time grant is awarded to a
Disables student, ward of a serving AF personnel. The application is to be
submitted to AFWWA (R) latest by 30th September every year. The eligibility
conditions are as follows:
a) Mother of the child should be an AFWWA member.
b) The student should have passed XII std and obtained admission for graduation
in a recognised college.
(p) Late Flt Lt MS Sarin Memorial Scholarship
Two scholarships @ Rs.1200/- p.a. awarded to two handicapped children (one boy
and one girl) of airmen who are studying in Special Wing of AFGJI, Delhi. The
period of scholarship is one year. The names selected by AFGJI should reach
AFWWA(C) by 30th September every year.
(q) Late Wg Cdr AS Puranik Memorial Scholarship
One scholarship of Rs.2500/- per annum is awarded at a time to a student of
standard ix onwards till completion of studies. The ward should be a child of a
serving Airman/NC(E). The application is to be submitted to AFWWA © through
AFWWA(R) latest by 31st August. The eligibility conditions are as follows:
a) Mother should be an AFWWA Member.
b) The student should have passed VIII standard and scored 95% marks and above.
c) The scholarship will be discontinued, if the child secures less than 70%
marks in the annual examination during the course of studies.
(r) Procedure/Allotment of Oil Product Agencies to Defence Personnel and their
The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas have reserved 8% of oil product
agencies i.e. LPG, Kerosene Oil agencies and Petrol Pump for the following
categories of Defence Personnel and under the new policy, the Govt has also made
a reservation of 30% for ladies in all categories.
a) Widows/dependents of posthumous Gallantry Award winner
b) War Disabled (Disability 50% or more)
c) War widows/dependents
d) Disabled in peace due to attributable causes
e) Widows/dependents of those who died in harness due to attributable causes
The applicants should be within the age group of 21 to 50 years, matriculate or
its equivalent and normally should be residents of the area for which the
vacancy has been advertised.
(ii) Contact for Assistance For further details and assistance Hony Jt Secy at
any AFWWA Regional/Local may be contacted. Hony Jt Secy AFWWA(Central) may be
approached at the following address if considered necessary.
Hony Jt Secretary, AFWWA(C)
Santushti Shopping Complex
New Wellington Cam
Opp Ashok/Samrat Hotel
New Delhi - 110 003
Tele : 23377691/23377692