Department: Women Development and Social Welfare
To provide welfare services for the well being of the under privileged sectors of our society such as children, women, persons with disability, aged, orphans and victims of social maladies.
- Withdrawal of Family Income Criteria for Kanyashree
In order to ensure that the benefit of “Kanyashree Prakalpa” reaches all school going girls, it has been decided to remove the family income as an eligibility criteria from Kanyashree Year 2018-19.
- Sabala Scheme for Adolescent Girls
Sabala aims at empowering Adolescent Girls of 11 to 18 years by improving their nutritional and health status, up gradation of home skills, life skills and vocational skills.
- Download Rupashree Prakalpa Application Form
Govt. of West Bengal has launched Rupashree Scheme. In this scheme one time financial grant of Rs. 25,000/- will be given to girls above 18 years old for marriage purpose.
- Child Adoption Procedures in West Bengal
Any single man or single woman or married couple having child or no child is eligible to adopt. Single man can not adopt a girl child. The total cost for adoption is Rs. 46,000/-
- Protection of Child Rights – Toll Free Help Line No. 1098
Government of India established the Toll Free Help Line No. 1098 as a National Help Line to enable children to seek assistance in case of emergency or in distress.
- Data Entry for Renewal of Kanyashree Benefits upto 31.03.2015
Department of Women & Child Development and Social Welfare informed that data entry for fresh and renewal cases of Kanyashree benefits is very slow. It should be completed within 31st March, 2015.
- De-Reserve the post of Anganwari Worker and Anganwari Helper
A large number of vacancies in the posts of Anganwari Worker and Anganwari Helper are lying vacant due to non-availability of qualified SC/ST/BC-A/BC-B category candidates.
- Capacity Building and Review Meeting of Kanyashree Prakalpo
A meeting convened by Directorate of Social Welfare i.r.o Kanyashree Prakalpo in the Conference Hall of the Department of Child Development and Department of Women Development and Social Welfare, Bikash Bhavan, North Block, 10th Floor, Salt Lake, Kolkata-91 will be held on July 30, 2014.
- Monitoring of Kanyashree Prakalpa (School-wise)
All the heads of the institutions are requested to assign the duty to look after the Kanyashree Prakalpa to the Assistant Headmaster or any other efficient teacher preferably a senior one, if they cannot spare time and give proper attention.
- Enrolment of Unmarried Girls under Kanyashree Prakalpa
Government desires that all the eligible girl beneficiaries studying in colleges and turned eighteen must be enrolled within the due time and before their nineteenth birthday so that they can continue in their endeavor.