Kanyashree Prakalpa 2013 – Application Form and Notification

Kanyashree Prakalpa is a conditional cash transfer scheme under the Department of Women Development and Social Welfare, Government of West Bengal with the aim of improving the status and well being of the girl child in West Bengal by incentivizing schooling of all teenage girls and delaying their marriages until the age of 18, the legal age of marriage.

K1: Application Form for Kanyashree Prakalpa (For Annual Scholarship only & to be used at School)

K2: Application Form for Kanyashree Prakalpa (For One Time Grant only for Girls Completing 18 Years on or after 01.04.2013)

Government of West Bengal
Women Development and Social Welfare Department
Women Welfare Branch
Writers’ Buildings, Kolkata – 700 001

No. 2677-SW/3W-22/13, Dated: 13.08.2013

NOTIFICATION

The Governor is pleased hereby to announce the Kanyashree Prakalpa 2013, a conditional cash transfer scheme under the Department of Women Development and Social Welfare, Government of West Bengal with the aim of improving the status and well being of the girl child in West Bengal by incentivizing schooling of all teenage girls and delaying their marriages until the age of 18, the legal age of marriage.

1. Short Title & Commencement:

(1). The scheme may be called Kanyashree Prakalpa 2013.

(2). This may come into force from 1st October 2013.

2. Definitions

In this scheme, unless the context otherwise requires:

(1). “Enrolled in an Institution of Education or Training” means

a. Enrolled in Classes VIII to XII in a school which is recognized by the government

b. Enrolled in Secondary and / or Higher Secondary Courses in an open school which is affiliated / accredited / recognized by the government

c. Enrolled in Classes VIII to XII in a “Madrassah” which is affiliated / accredited / recognized by the government

d. Enrolled in a course in a Vocational Training Center or a Technical Training Institute which is affiliated / accredited / recognized by government

e. Enrolled at a Sports training Institute which is affiliated / accredited / recognized by the government.

(2). “Enrolled in an Institution of Higher Education” means enrolled in any form of education or learning after Class XII.

(3). “J. J. Home” means any home that is registered under the Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Act, 2000.

3. Benefits

There shall be two types of Benefits:

(1). Annual scholarship of Rs. 500/-

(2). One-Time Grant of Rs. 25,000/-

4. Eligibility Criteria for Scholarship

The eligibility criteria for receiving scholarship will be the following:

(1). Age of the applicant should be between 13 and 18 years

(2). The applicant is not married

(3). The applicant is enrolled between class VIII and XII and regularly attending an institution of education or vocational training.

(4). The annual family income of the applicant is less than Rupees 1,20,000/- but is waived if the applicant has lost both parents or is physically handicapped.

5.Eligibility Criteria for One-time Grant

The eligibility criteria for receiving the One-time grant will be the following:

(1). The applicant must have completed 18 years on or after 1st April ‘2013 but not completed 19 years during the time of application.

(2). The applicant is pursuing education, vocational training or sports activity or is an inmate of any home registered under J.J.Act.

(3). The applicant is not married.

(4). The annual family income of the applicant is less than Rupees 1,20,000/- but is waived if the applicant has lost both parents or is physically handicapped or is an inmate of home registered under J.J. Act.

6. Documents Required

Any undertakings or declarations given by the applicant’s parent / guardian can be on ordinary paper countersigned by the appropriate certifying authority. The following documents are required to avail the benefits of the scheme:

(1) Copy of Birth Certificate issued by Municipal or Panchayat authorities and attested by the appropriate certifying authorities or certificate of age issued by the Head of Institution of education or training or institution of higher education or Home registered under J.J. Act where the girl is enrolled.

(2) Declaration by applicant’s parents or guardians in case of scholarship and by applicant in case of one-time grant to the effect that she remains unmarried at the date of application, attested by appropriate certifying authority.

(3) Declaration of family income by applicant’s parents or guardians attested by appropriate authority. This declaration not required in case the applicant has lost both parents or is physically handicapped or is an inmate of Home registered under J.J. Act.

(4) Certificate issued by the Head of Institution of education or training or Institution of higher education or sports organization or Superintendent of Home registered under J.J. Act , declaring her enrolment in the institution.

(5) Declaration by guardian in case applicant has lost both parents, attested by appropriate certifying authority.

(6) Copy of Handicapped certificate, if applicable

7. Appropriate Certifying Authority

Undertakings or declarations made by the applicant or applicant’s parents/guardians may be certified by any of the following:

(1). Group A Officer of State Government or of the Government of India who is either posted in the area, or is a resident of the area.

(2). Member of Parliament, Member of Legislature of the area of residence of the applicant.

(3). Councillor of ward of Municipal areas, Gram Panchayat Pradhan of the area of residence of the applicant.

8. Payment Mode

The Scholarship or One-Time grant will be paid to the beneficiaries by way of fund transfer through a bank account only. For minor girl joint bank account will be preferably under the guardianship of mother/female guardian.

(1). Having a bank account in the applicant’s name is not a pre-requisite at the time of applying for either of the Scheme’s benefits. Once an application is approved, the applicant will be helped in opening and operating a bank account by the banking partner).

(2). The implementation will be through lead bank system at state, district and block level.

9. Management Structures

State, district, Kolkata Municipal Corporation and block level Steering and Monitoring Committees shall be established to steward the Scheme in their respective areas. For the District of Darjeeling, there will be two District Steering and Monitoring Committees, one for Gorkhaland Territorial Authority and the other for non-GTA areas

(1). The Scheme will be implemented by Project Management Units, with one unit at the State level, and one in each district in West Bengal. The District-level Project Management teams will function under the supervision of the State Project Management Unit.

(2). The SPMU will be established within West Bengal Women Development Undertaking under the Department of Women Development and Social Welfare, and be composed of a State Project Manager (Kanyashree), a Deputy Project Manager (Kanyashree) and an Accounts Officer, to be appointed either from regular service or senior Consultants on contract. They will be assisted by accountants-cum-data managers who must be proficient in common office applications, especially word processing, spreadsheets , presentation and accounting software, to be appointed on contract.

(3). In all districts, with the exception of Kolkata, the DPMU shall be established under the office of the District Magistrate. In Kolkata, the DPMU will be established under the office of Commissioner, Social Welfare. For the district of Darjeeling, there will be two District Project Management Units, one for GTA and the other for non GTA areas. The former will be established under the office of Principal Secretary GTA and the latter under the office of District Magistrate, Darjeeling.

(4). There will be one Project Manager, to be appointed from regular services or on contract and one Accountant, to be appointed on contract for each such Project Management Unit, in addition to at least two accounts cum data managers, on contract.

10. Appointments

All new appointments will be made for 3 years on probation basis from qualified persons or retired Government employees

By order of the Governor,

Secretary to the Government of West Bengal

Notification / Source

Comments

  1. Shahnaz katoon says

    Ma’m, my date of birth is 8th of feb 1995, we got to know that bengal govt has announced a scholarship of ₹25000 for the students of age between 18-25 but suddenly you changed this to 13-18… Why did you do this ma’m…. Just because of this i’m not able to get the scholarship and not only me, there are many students having the same problem…. Ma’m please help us….i belong to a very poor family, i want to study higher but my father is not able to afford my expenses of higher studies….i’m very needy ma’m…plz announce a scholarship for us, for the students of age 18 …..
    Plz rply me as soon as possible

  2. pooja shaw says

    I am now 20 years old. In the year 2014 november, i will be 21 year old. Can i apply for kanyashree form forone time grant . Previously i have heard that it is applicable between 18-25 years age. But now it is changed. Why does this change happen? I am very needy. I have planned to study high with this source of money. Dont spoil our dream. Please Mamata Didi help us. Kindly reply me as soon as possible. . .

  3. neha samanta says

    dear mam/sir
    i want to know about the child application id?from where do i find this id? I opened and search the website (which mention in the application form) but I couldn’t find anything.So,will you please kindly tell me anything about this child application id.

  4. Goutam Ghosh says

    The date of birth is 5th March,1995. This candidate is eligible or not for receiving the one time grant at kanyashree prakalpa. Pls reply.

  5. mark mondal says

    What is actually the Kanyashree Prakalpa and for whom and why misleading us publishing confusing notices and frequently changing it? Once said above 18 yrs to 25 yrs and just after a while said below 18 and below 19 yrs and so on. Has anybody got benefit yet? Why the date fixed recently from 01.04.1995 to 31st march, 1996? Why not 01.01.1995 to 31st Dec.1995? When will the Prakalpa be implemented or at all will not?
    Or will it be like “TET” FOR PRIMARY; THE QUALIFIED AND INTELLECTUALS HAVE BEEN DISQUALIFIED AND NON-QUALIFIED HAVE BEEN APPOINTED? WHY THESE FARCE GOING ON? WE LOVE DIDI AND BROUGHT DIDI TO CHAIR FOR NEUTRAL ACTIONS WHAT WAS LACKING BEFORE AND WHY DIDI IS NOT TAKING CARE AND TAKING ACTION AGAINST THE WRONG DOERS? WE ARE NEEDY AND EXPECT DIDI’S HELP. We want exact information and right implementation. Either do something or don’t do. Will the girls just above 19 get the benefit ? Thanks. Mark

    • pooja shaw says

      Please let me know whether we can apply this kanyashree form after age 19. Please mail me as soon as possible.

  6. partha chakraborty says

    Mam my daughter is studing at class VIII , but her age is now 12+ , so kindly confirm whether she will be elligible or not.

  7. chayantika paul says

    Mam please help us.. I am 19 years old and my parents heard that from the age of 18-25 years old will be getting the money.. But nows its only 18 .. What fault we did??? We made plan for study with that money my parents cannot efford so much expensive still they made a hope for it.. Now you can only help us..

    • mark mondal says

      I AGREE WITH YOU Chayantika Paul . MY DAUGHTER IS FACING THE SAME PROBLEM. DIDI, DO SOMETHING; SO THAT WE NEEDY PEOPLE MAY BE BENEFITED WITH THE DECLARED K2 PRAKALPA. THANKS, MARK
      Reply

  8. jyoti pandey says

    Mam i hav completed my 18 on 20th mar 1995..nd dats y m not able to get the one time grant…do something for thiss…pblem…not only me there is many students hav same pblem lyk me…do something bengal govt..

    • mark mondal says

      I AGREE WITH YOU. MY DAUGHTER FACING THE SAME PROBLEM. DIDI, DO SOMETHING SO THAT WE NEEDY MAY BE BENEFITED WITH DECLARED K2 PRAKALPA. THANKS, MARK

  9. jhumka mondal says

    TO K2 PRAKALPA DATED 30.01.14
    Till yesterday, I have been hearing that the girls within the ages of 18 yrs to 25 yrs old will get the scholarship of one time grant Rs. 25, 000/- through Kanyashree Prakalpa, especially those who are studying and unmarried and it was the Govt.’s announcement in the News papers and in this site and in the http://www.wbkanyashree.gov.in/kp_home.php but alas! What am I hearing today? The Circular has come to the college that only the girls between the dates of birth between 1.4.1995- 31.03.1996 will be issued the form! Then why we are for? Why was the announcement and why was THE publication and declaration for? Is the Govt. playing game with us? What is the interest of the Govt. playing trick with the poor people like us?
    Today I am only 19 yrs and 28 days. So, I won’t get the facility? It’s no plan but a farce. I am fighting to avail it just after it was announced. At first the college gave me the Xerox copy of the form in the month of Oct, 2013 which I filled in and got signed by the concerning authorities and the Principal of the College and when I went to submit it, found it was invalid Form. I was then only 18 yrs and 8 months old. The concerning authority did not give the form to our college then but gave it in the last week of December (dated 24th Dec, 2013), 2013 while it was holiday. Then in January, 2014 our 2nd yr Pre-test was being held and when it was over I wanted to know about the form in College Office and informed that issuing form was expired on 10th Jan, 2014 but I went to the S.D.O’s office where I came to know that issuing Form is being contd. then I went to College and got negative reply that I am not eligible to get the form as I have crossed 3 months above 19 yrs. So, I felt very disgusted and disappointed. Does the Govt. have right to play games with us and make us so hopeful and hopeless OR harass too much taking advantage of our poverty & sentiment? Student, 2nd yr. Hons.

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