Government of West Bengal
Department of Women & Child Development and Social Welfare
Bikash Bhaban, North Block, 10th Floor, Salt Lake, Kol-91
No. 5235-SW/O/2K-13/18 Pt 1 Dated, Kolkata 26th September, 2018
Sub: Withdrawal of family income criteria from the eligibility of Kanyashree Prakalpa
From Kanyashree Year 2018-19.
“Kanyashree Prakalpa”, the flagship Scheme of Government of West Bengal was designed with the aim to improve status and well being of the adolescent girl child in the State of West Bengal by giving annual incentives to school going girls from 13 (thirteen) years to 18 (eighteen) years of age and also a one-time grant to girls who have completed 18 (eighteen) years age and not crossed 19 years of age. The scheme was open only to girls from families with an annual income not greater than Rs. 1.20 lakh. For girls with special needs, orphans and for girls residing in registered child care institutions, the income ceiling stood waived.
In order to ensure that the benefit of “Kanyashree Prakalpa” reaches all school going girls of the state studying in schools in the age group of 13 years to 19 years, it has now been decided to remove the family income for girls studying as an eligibility criteria from Kanyashree Year 2018-19.
The guideline of “Kanyashree Prakalpa” is hereby revised accordingly.
This order is issued with the concurrence of Finance Department vide their U.O. number 1238 dated 12.09.2018.
All concerned are being informed accordingly.
Sd/- Joint Secretary