The objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance in the form of one-time grants to patients undergoing medical treatment in connection with T.B., Cancer and other malignant diseases.
The physical target depends upon number of applications received and the nature of cases that fall within the eligibility criteria to be considered for making grants.
Rate of Grants
The rate schedule fixed for different categories of diseases ranges from Rs. 10.000/- to Rs. 30,000/- in majority of the cases and up to Rs. 1.00 lakh in exceptional cases. However, the exact rate of payment for different categories is fixed by the Chairman, State Level Advisory Committee in consultation with other members of the body.
Name of the Implementing Agency
Directorate for Welfare of Tea &Ex-Tea Garden Tribes.
Patients belonging to Tea Tribes community who are suffering from TB, Cancer, Sickle cell and other malignant diseases are the eligible beneficiaries of this scheme in the form of grants-in-aid.
Lists of diseases specified by the State Standing Committee for Plantation Workers shall be the broad guidelines for eligibility.
Criteria for Selection of Beneficiary
The following criteria has been followed in selection of beneficiaries
Newspaper advertisements calling for applications are published in at least two local dailies. The applications, along-with their bank account details, are received by the respective SDWOs.
The SDWOs, after examining the applications, place the list of eligible beneficiaries before the Sub-Divisional Beneficiary Selection Committees for selection. The committees will invariable consult the local Govt. health authorities/NHM before finalization of the list. The final list is then submitted to the Directorate, as per standard format of the Directorate.
The Directorate, on receipt of fund from the Govt., places the final list of beneficiaries before the Chairman, State Level Advisory Committee for his approval.
The beneficiaries receive the grants directly to their bank accounts through e-transfer.
Monitoring of the Scheme
The progress of the implementation of scheme is monitored by the Directorate of Tea & Ex-Tea Garden Tribes, Assam through the SDWOs concerned.
Maintenance of Records and Monitoring
The Director monitors and maintains proper records of the entire scheme implementation process.
Submission of Progress Report
The Director submits regular progress report to the Govt.
Audit by the AG (Audit), Assam
Mandatory Audit by the AG (Audit) Assam is conducted on an annual basis for which the Tea Tribes Welfare Department ensures regular and timely audit of the accounts of the Director, Welfare of Tea & Ex-Tea Garden Tribes, Assam by the AG (Audit), Assam.
Submission of Utilization Certificate
This Directorate will submit utilization certificate to the Govt. in time.
Targeted Period of Completion
31st March of each financial year.