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Organisation : Department of Tribal Welfare Goa
Scheme Name : Antya Sanskar Sahay Yojana
Applicable States/ UTs : Goa
Applicable For : ST Families
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Tribal Welfare Antya Sanskar Sahay Yojana

Grant of Financial Assistance for Performance of Funeral and Religious Ceremonies related to last rites of a person of ST Community under “ANTYA SANSKAR SAHAY YOJANA”

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It is proposed to Grant financial Assistance for conducting funerals and religious ceremonies related to last rites of the deceased ST families to have funeral in decent manner. Every person feels they should not be abandoned and neglected after his death and desires to have a decent last rite.

Hence it is proposed to Grant of Financial Assistance for Performance of Funeral and Religious Ceremonies of ST families under “ ANTYA SANSKAR SAHAY YOJANA”.

Details of the Scheme

The ST Families whose income is less than Rs. 2.00 Lakhs can avail the benefit of the scheme. Rs. 20,000/- will be sanctioned as Grant of financial Assistance for Performance of Funeral and Religious Ceremonies of ST families.

Eligibility Condition

The following documents should be enclosed to claim the benefits under the scheme :
a) Caste Certificate issued by competent Authority.
b) Income Certificate.
c) Death Certificate of the Deceased.
d) Receipt of bills/ Proof of expenditure. The Claim may be made within 6 months from the occurrence of death in the family by the next kin


The Target group under the scheme is ST family in whose families death has occurred and whose income does not exceed Rs. 2.00 Lakhs per annum. They should be resident of Goa State for the last 15 years. They are not covered under any other scheme of Government.


The Directorate of Tribal Welfare on receipt of the applications for financial assistance and after verifying all the bills and receipt will re imbursed only those items which are admissible. The applications received under the scheme will be released under first come first term basis.

Release of Financial Assistance

Release of financial Assistance will be released to next of the Kin of the deceased. The upper limit of finance assistance under the scheme is Rs. 20,000/- on actual cost whichever is less.

The financial assistance will include last rite of death and required to be performed on the 12th day of death or 30th Day etc depending on the religion and individual houses and holy placed situated in Goa only. The ST family should restrict themselves only for those rites which are essential.

Monitoring of the Scheme

If there is any doubt in the matter of eligibility or for operationalization of the scheme or if any situation arises which is not envisaged at the time of formulation of the scheme, the same would be resolved by the Monitoring committee whose decision will be final.

The committee is consisting of :
1. Secretary Tribal Welfare : Chairman
2. Collector of North : Member
3. Collector of South : Member
4. Director of Tribal Welfare : Member


The Application for Financial Assistance under the scheme shall be made to Tribal Welfare Department after enclosing the documents mentioned at point No.3. Within 6 months from the date of death in the family.

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