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.
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.
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/-
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An unmarried girl child who is 13 to 18 years old and reading in class VIII/IX/XI/XII will get annual scholarship of Rs. 750/- if annual income of her family is upto Rs. 1.2 Lac.
If the Child Marriage Prohibition Officer receives a reliable information by any means that a child marriage is about to be solemnized and there is no scope to move the court for obtaining an injunction.