Kanyashree Prakalpa 2014 – Application Form and Notification, WB GOVT.

Kanyashree Prakalpa 2014 – Application Form and Notification under West Bengal Government

 Government of West Bengal
Women Development and Social Welfare Department
Women Welfare Branch
Writers’ Buildings, Kolkata – 700 001
http://www.wbkanyashree.gov.in/kp_home.php

14th August Kanyasree Day

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About the Scheme

Department of Women Development and Social Welfare, Government of West Bengal (DWD&SW) has designed the Kanyashree Prakalpa – a conditional cash transfer scheme 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. Kanyashree Prakalpa is a West Bengal Government sponsored scheme which will be implemented henceforth in all districts of the State.

Components of the Scheme

The scheme has two components:

  • Annual Scholarship of Rs. 500/-(Rupees Five hundred only)
  • One time Grant of Rs. 25,000/-(Rupees Twenty-five thousand only)

 

The Annual Scholarship is for unmarried girls aged 13-18 years enrolled in classes VIII-XII in government recognized regular or equivalent open school or equivalent vocational/technical training course.

The One-time Grant is for girls turned 18 at the time of application, enrolled in government recognized regular or open school/college or pursuing vocational/technical training or sports activity or is an inmate of Home registered under J.J. Act 2000

Both the benefits under the scheme will be granted to girls who belong to families with annual family income not more than Rs. 1, 20,000/- (Rupees One Lakh and twenty thousand only. The bar for family is not applicable if the girl has lost both parents, is physically challenged (40% disability) or is inmate of J.J. Home.

Given that child marriage has a grossly negative impact on the lives of children, adolescents and young women, this scheme is expected to bring about improved outcomes in terms of their educational status, health (especially facilitate the prevention of infant and maternal mortality) and contribute towards the empowerment of the girls in the State, and bring immeasurable benefits for the larger society as a whole.

Target Beneficiary

 

  • All girl children within the age of 13 to 19 years from families with annual income up to Rs 120000/-
  • Girls regularly attending institutions for education or vocational/sports training
  • Girls of Child Care Institutes registered under J.J. Act within the age of 18-19 years
  • For the one-time grant, girls who are completing 18 years on or after 1st April 2013
  • Approximately 18 Lakhs girl students for annual scholarship each year
  • Approximately 3.5 Lakhs girls for one time grant each year

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for annual scholarship scheme?

All unmarried girls within the age of 13-18 years and Enrolled in classes VIII-XII in government recognised regular or equivalent open school or equivalent vocational/technical training course.

 

Who is eligible for one-time grant?

All unmarried girls who have turned 18 on or after 1st April 2013, are enrolled in and regularly attending an institution of education or vocational/technical or sports training or are inmates of J. J. Home

 

What documents have to be produced?

 

  • Declarations (by applicant/inmate of J.J. Home or their parent/guardian) of being unmarried, family income being less than Rs 1,20,000/- (signed by appropriate authority)
  • Declaration of both parents being deceased by guardian or applicant, if applicable (signed by appropriate authority)
  • Proof of age (declaration signed by Head teacher or Superintendent of J.J. Home or Birth certificate if available)
  • Proof of being enrolled in institution (declaration signed by Head of the institution or Superintendent of J.J. Home)
  • Disability Certificate if applicable
  • Photograph

 

Who are the appropriate certifying authority?

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

  • Group A Officer of State Government or the Government of India who is either posted in the area, or is a resident of the area of residence of the applicant
  • Member of Parliament, Member of Legislature of the area of residence of the applicant
  • Councilor of ward of municipal areas, Gram Panchayat Pradhan of the area of residence of the applicant

 

Where are the application forms available? Where do we submit the form? Do we have to submit hard copy of the documents?

The application forms for annual scholarship and one-time grant are available at nearest secondary/higher secondary schools and JJ Homes (only for the inmates). Applicants will submit the applications at the school or in case of inmates of J.J. Homes, to the superintendent.

 

Who will help applicants in filling up the application forms and opening of the bank accounts?

The head teachers of the nearest secondary/higher secondary schools will help applicants in the process and facilitate opening of the bank account. The banks have been directed to open the accounts in a camp mode and will go the school for the same. Forms for account opening will be filled up and submitted at school along with Kanyashree application forms.

 

What is Annual Scholarship?

Scholarship amount of Rs 500 will be provided to girl children annually fulfilling the criteria mentioned below:

Eligibility Criteria Means of Verification
1 Age Between 13 and 18 years of age 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 where the girl is enrolled
2 Marital Status Unmarried Declaration by applicant’s parent / guardian and attested by the Appropriate Certifying Authorities
3 Education Enrolled in classes VIII-XII in government recognised regular or equivalent open school or equivalent vocational/technical training course Certificate of enrolment and attendance by Head of Institution of Education or Training
4 Family Income Is less than or equal to Rs. 1,20,000/- per annum
Family income conditionality to be waived if one or more of the following is true:
For Self-employed parents / guardians: A declaration by the parents / guardian stating definite income from all sources, attested by the Appropriate Certifying Authorities
For Employed parents/guardians: copy  of Income certificate furnished by employer, attested by the Appropriate Certifying Authorities
a) girl is physically handicapped For waiver in case the girl is physically handicapped: Copy of Certificate of Disability furnished by appropriate authority and attested by the Appropriate Certifying Authorities
b) both parents are deceased For waiver in case both parents of the girl are deceased: Declaration by guardian and attested by the Appropriate Certifying Authorities
c) The applicant’s daughter / ward is already a recipient of the scholarship, and is applying for a renewal of the benefit. For waiver in case of renewal: Declaration by parent / guardian and attested by the Appropriate Certifying Authorities

 

What is One Time Grant?

A scholarship of Rs. 25,000/- is provided one-time to girl child fulfilling the below criteria :

Eligibility Criteria Means of Verification
1 Age The girl has reached the age of 18 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 where the girl is enrolled
2 Marital Status The girl was unmarried on attaining the age of 18 Declaration by applicant and attested by the Appropriate Certifying Authorities
3 Occupation Is enrolled in and regularly attending an Institution of Education or Training/Sports  or a Institution of Higher Education
Or
is an inmate in a J. J.  Home
Certificate of enrolment and attendance by Head of Institution
4 Family Income Is less than or equal to Rs. 1,20,000/- per annum
Family income conditionality to be waived if one or more of the following is true:
For Self-employed parents / guardians: A declaration by the parents / guardian stating definite income from all sources, attested by the Appropriate Certifying Authorities
For Employed parents/guardians: Copy of Income certificate furnished by employer, attested by the Appropriate Certifying Authorities
a) girl is physically handicapped For waiver in case the girl is physically handicapped: Copy of Certificate of Disability furnished by appropriate authority and attested by the Appropriate Certifying Authorities
b) both parents are deceased For waiver in case both parents of the girl are deceased: Declaration by guardian and attested by the Appropriate Certifying Authorities
c) The applicant is an inmate in a J. J. Home For waiver in case the applicant is an inmate in a J.J. Home : Statement by Superintendent of the Home

 

For those applicants who do not have bank accounts do they have to open one?

Yes, banks will contact the schools to open an account for the applicants in camp mode.

 

How will the successful applicants get the scholarship money?

The scholarship money will be sent directly to the bank account mentioned. The beneficiary will receive an SMS alert on the contact number provided in the application form.

 

Can applicants track the status of their application?

Yes, the status of the application can be tracked online with the unique application id.

 

What are Forms-K1 and K2?

 

  • Form K1 is the application form for Annual Scholarship and will be available at schools.
  • Form K2 is applicable for One Time Grant for girls born on or after 01.04.1995 and will be available at schools.
Application Form for Kanyashree Prakalpa (For Annual Scholarship only & to be used at School) Kanyashree-Application-Form1 Application Form for Kanyashree Prakalpa (For One Time Grant only for Girls Completing 18 Years on or after 01.04.2013) Kanyashree-Application-Form2

 

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

WEBSITE:  http://wbkanyashree.gov.in/

Notification / Source

http://wbcdwdsw.gov.in/wd/html/kanyashree.html

http://wbcdwdsw.gov.in/wd/html/kanyashree.html

http://wbcdwdsw.gov.in/wd/kanyashree/knsre_guideline.pdf

 

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