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Druk Gyalpo’s Relief Kidu

The Druk Gyalpo’s Relief Kidu would provide immediate relief to distressed individuals. Besides defraying the cost of living expenses and sustaining demand for goods and services, the Relief Kidu would also boost morale and provide assurance of hope despite current hardships..

How to Apply for Druk Gyalpo’s Relief Kidu

Who is eligible?

Bhutanese who have been displaced by the coronavirus pandemic and are currently residing in Bhutan are eligible for the Druk Gyalpo’s Relief Kidu. The displaced group includes those who have been laid off, placed on unpaid leave or on reduced pay from businesses as well as self-employed individuals who have lost their earnings either partially or completely.

What are the information required for applying?

You will need to have the following information ready to successfully complete your application:

  1. Your CID number
  2. CID number of your spouse/partner
  3. CID number of your household members currently living with you
  4. If you are an employee, details of your employer
  5. If you are self-employed/have self-operated business, details of your business such as business license number, vehicle registration number, etc.
  6. Valid personal savings account number and name of the bank branch

If you do not have a personal savings bank account during the time of application, you are encouraged to open an account to facilitate easy transfer of the Relief Kidu.

How long will I receive the Relief Kidu?

Relief Kidu will be for the period of three months (April, May and June 2020). Beneficiaries will receive the Relief Kidu from the month in which they have applied.

Example: Applicant A, who has applied in April 2020, will receive the Relief Kidu for April, May and June 2020. Applicant B, who has applied in May 2020, will receive the Relief Kidu for May and June 2020.

How do I apply?

There are two ways to apply for the Relief Kidu.

  1. Apply online
    1. Click HERE to Apply
    2. Start by filling up your correct Citizen Identity Card Number
    3. Fill in all required information
    4. After completing, click on the Submit button
    5. You will receive SMS notification acknowledging receipt of the application
  2. Paper-based application
    1. Application form can be downloaded from HERE
    2. Submit the completed form to the Dzongkhag Administration

YOU ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO APPLY ONLINE.

Refer application guideline HERE

How do I know whether I have been identified as a beneficiary?

You will be notified through SMS if you are identified as a beneficiary.

How will I receive the Relief Kidu??
  1. If you have a valid personal savings bank account, the Relief Kidu will be deposited into your personal savings account
  2. If you do not have a personal savings bank account, you may open one and share the information with the Dzongkhag Administration to receive the Relief Kidu.
  3. If you do not have a personal savings bank account and are not able to open one, the Relief Kidu will be disbursed through the Dzongkhag Administration.

If you do not have a personal savings bank account during the time of application, you are encouraged to open an account to facilitate easy transfer of the Relief Kidu.

Applications received before the 23rd of the month and assessed as a beneficiary will receive the Relief Kidu by the end of the month. Applications received and assessed after the 23rd will receive the Relief Kidu in the first week of the following month

Who do I contact for information?

For any information, you may contact TOLL FREE NUMBER 1188 (between 9 AM – 7 PM) or respective Dzongkhag Administration (Contacts page)