Armed Forces personnel are sent out of service at very young age. When they come out of uniform, they face difficulties due to lack of stable income and are burdened with usually social/family responsibilities. The scheme to provide financial assistance for purchase of tool kits of requisite trade by ESM to enable them start service industries such as repair shop for cycles,sewing/knitting machines, scooters, tractors and agricultural implements, tube well pumps, TV,radio, plumbing, carpentry etc was started in 1980 with an amount of Rs 700/- for each case. This amount was revised to Rs 2,000/- in 1987 and to Rs 8000/- per case (onetime grant) in Dec 2009.
The aim of this grant is to provide financial assistance to start a second career.
For Tool Kit out of AFFD Fund is provided @ Rs. 8,000/- per case(one time).
The individual ESM holds the technical qualification to utilize the tool kits and has appropriate infrastructure to set up for self the proposed trade.