wcd.nic.in Important Guidelines for the BALIKA SAMRIDDHI YOJANA for Indian Girl Children

The recast Balika Samridhi Yojana has been introduced and it will be a 100% Centrally Sponsored Scheme which is extend 100% central assistance to States/Union Territories to provides different types of benefits under the Scheme in accordance with the rules and regulations, guidelines and conditions which has been laid down by the Central Government.

Objectives of the Program: 
• First is to change negative thoughts and family among the community attitudes towards the girl child at birth and towards her mother.
• Then is to improve enrolment and retention of girl children in schools.
• And then is to rise the age of girls for their marriage.
• To provide the assistance to the girl to undertake income generating activities.

Components of the Balika Samridhi Yojana:
All those girl children who are eligible under BSY will be entitled to the following benefits which are given below:
A post-birth grant amount of Rs.500/-.
When the girl child born on or after 15/8/1997 and covered under BSY starts attending the school, she will be eligible for the annual scholarships as under for each successfully completed year of schooling:-

Details of Annual Scholarship
Class    Amount 

1 – 3    Rs.300/- per annum for each class
4         Rs.500/- per annum
5         Rs.600/- per annum
6 – 7    Rs.700/- per annum for each class
8         Rs.800/- per annum
9 – 10  Rs.1, 000/- per annum for each class

Eligibility Criteria:

The Balika Samridhi Yojana scheme has the clear intended to increase the status of the girl child in India. It also provides a huge assistance of financial support to encourage the girl children to attend schools and continue their education at higher level. Those girls who born after the 15th of August 1997 to families living below the poverty line are eligible to apply for this scheme.

There will be maximum two daughters from a same family can avail the benefit from this scheme.

This scheme has a motive to provide assistance and it will pay annual scholarships into the girl’s account, which is starting at Rs.300 (when the girl is in Class 1) and reaching Rs.1, 000 when the girl is in Class 10.

Then the girl child will receive the money when she is 18 years old, provided she is not yet married.

How to Apply: Contact the Gram Panchayat which you belongs to and ask them about the complete details.

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