Self-employment scheme for dependents of prisoners

The scheme is intended to rehabilitate the dependents of the indigent convicts. It aims to assist/encourage resourceless wives, unemployed and unmarried sons, daughters etc.Major children if they are students and women having children are included in this scheme. Able bodied single women will not be included in this scheme.

The maximum amount of financial assistance to a family will be Rs. 30,000 at a time.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Families of such convicts who had undergone imprisonment for a period of 5 years or above are eligible for financial assistance.

  • Priority must be given to dependents (Husband/Wife, Unemployed, Unmarried Son/Daughter); Other category of dependents include daughters who are widowed/Legally divorced/abandoned by husband, Father/Mother below 55 years of age.

  • The families are eligible for the assistance only during the period of imprisonment of the convict.

  • The Applicant must belong to BPL category.

  • The dependants of the convict who have crime records other than the under going one are not eligible for financial assistance under the scheme.

  • Financial assistance shall be given only once for the dependents of a prisoner for the purpose.

  • The financial assistance will be provided to those eligible persons who have not availed the amount for the same purpose previously.

How to Avail

The application for starting self employment has to be submitted along with details of the project to be started with the financial assistance and a recommendation letter by the concerned ward members/councilor

Target Group

Social Defence
Beneficiary Details


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