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GRANT OF DISTRESSED ALLOWANCE (DUSHTO BHATA): The system of awarding Distressed Allowance (Dushto Bhata) is as follows:

A) Eligibility: Only the under mentioned persons are entitled to receive Distressed Allowance (Dushto Bhata):
  1. Widows of Ex-armed Forces Personnel of Bangladesh Army, Navy and Air Force including released and retired personnel of British, Indian Armed Forces and Pakistan Armed Forces.
  2. Widow wives of Shaheed/Deceased Offrs, JCO, OR, NC(E) and MODC personnel.
  3. Only the citizens of Bangladesh are entitled to receive Dushto Bhata.
B) Non-Eligibility: The under mentioned widows are not entitled to receive Sena Kalyan Sangstha Distressed Allowance (Dushto Bhata):
  1. Widow wives of dismissed personnel from the Armed Forces services.
  2. Widows of Ex-Recruit and income earning wives.
  3. Widows of Ex-members of BDR, Ansar, Mujahid, Police etc.
  4. Widows receive such Bhata from Govt.
C) Application Form: They will collect Application Forms available free of cost with all District Armed Services Boards and Sena Kalyan Sangstha’s Head Office at Sena Kalyan Bhaban, 195, Motijheel Commercial Area, Dhaka-1000 producing their husband’s pension or discharge book.

D). How to Apply: An applicant will fill-up section 1 of the application form correctly with connected certificate/papers are mentioned at para-11 of the form and will submit to the concerned District Armed Forces Board for verification and sign by the Secretary DASB. After signature of Secretary DASB will forward the application to the concerned Record Office of the late husband of the applicant for verification/ratification and onward to AHQ¸ AG Br, Welfare Dte for necessary approval.

E) Scrutiny: During scrutiny, DASB/Record Office will look into the followings:
  1. Whether the widow applies for Distressed Allowance (Dushto Bhata) actually wife of late Offrs, JCO, OR, NC(E) and MODC personnel.
  2. Whether the widows receiving family pension as the wife of late Offrs, JCO, OR, NC(E) and MODC personnel.
  3. Authority concerned may inquire the cases whether the widow get remarried or not.
  4. Considering the above applicant widow is eligible or not for granting Dushto Bhata.
F) Rate of Dushto Bhata: Dushto Bhata yearly rate is Tk. 2,000.00 (Two thousand) only, Postal and Stationary charge is Tk. 100.00 (One hundred) only per widow.

G) Disbursement System: Sanctioned amount will be sent to the Welfare Directorate of three services (Army, Navy and Air). They will send to concerned Record Office to distribute among the widows.

H) Renewal System: Widows are required to apply once. For subsequent years she will submit a non-marriage certificate from local Chairman that she does not get remarried.

J) Forfeiture of Bhata: An award is liable to be forfeiture at any time if she furnishes wrong/false information.

K) Committee for Awarding Distressed Allowance (Dushto Bhata): Committee for awarding for distressed allowance (Dushto Bhata) is as under which will be held in the month of April each year:
  1. Chairman             -      Director Welfare of concerned service HQ
  2. Member               -      (1) Nominee from each OIC Record
                                           (Major/Equivalent Officer)
  3. Member               -      (2) Nominee from Welfare Directorate, SKS
  4. Member-Secy    -      1x Major/Equivalent Officer from concerned HQ
                                           Welfare Directorate
    
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