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Welfare schemes for Women in Delhi

The issues which perturb the existence of women in the country are varied. They range from financial and social burdens behind bringing up a girl child to providing her education to socially neglecting widows.

Governmental policies and schemes tend to address these issues through various financial and skill building measures. Delhi has a number of women and girl children related schemes which directly aim to aid the needs of a woman or girl through her life cycle. The following list details the variety of schemes available to the women and girls of Delhi and guides them through the application process.

Merit Scholarship To SC/ST/OBC/Minority Students Class I - XII

  • Objectives: To promote talent among the SC/ST/OBC/Minorities students
  • Type of benefit: 600 - 4500 rupees
  • Eligibility
    1. Students studying in class VI to XII in Central Govt/Govt. of Delhi/Aided/Recognized/Local bodies schools are eligible.
    2. Family income limit is not applicable in case of SC/ST students. But family income should not exceed Rs. 1.00 lakh per annum in case of OBC and minorities students.
    3. A student is allowed to avail the scholarship either under the State Plan Scheme or Centrally Sponsored Scholarship Scheme, whichever is beneficial to him/her and should inform the awarding authority through the Head of the Institution by mode of a declaration".
  • Age: Class I To XII
  • Marital Status: Unmarried
  • Provider: Delhi Government, Department of Welfare of SC/ST/OBC/Minorities
  • How to apply: Completed Applications must be forwarded by Heads of Colleges/Institutions to Joint Director (Scholarship),
  • Address Office where it is provided: Department for the Welfare of SC/ST/OBC/Minorities, Vikas Bhawan, B-Block, I.P. Estate, New Delhi, between 10.00 am and 1.00 pm
  • Which documents are required to apply for the Scheme:
    1. One copy of the passport size photograph with signature of the student thereon.
    2. One attested copy of mark sheet as proof of previous class examination passed.
    3. Attested copy of caste certificate of student issued by the S.D.M./Deputy Commissioner of Govt. of NCT of Delhi.
    4. In case of minority students, declaration of minority status of the student by the parent in the form of an affidavit (in a non-judicial stamp paper of value Rs.10/-). In case of minority students, five years residence proof in Delhi i.e. Ration Card/Epic is also required.
    5. Self declaration of family income in the prescribed format is required (in case of OBC/Minority students only)
  • For more information see:
    1. www.delhi.gov.in

Merit Scholarship to College/Professional

  • Type of benefit: 420 - 1850 per month
  • Objectives: To encourage SC/ST/OBC/Minorities students to continue their studies at college level by providing them scholarships so as to reduce financial burden on their parents
  • Eligibility
    1. Student must obtain 60% or more marks in previous examination & get admission in recognized college/professional/technical institutions
    2. There shall be no limit for the income of the applicant/parents/guardians for grant of scholarship in respect of SC/ST students
    3. However, family income limit of Rs. 2 lakh per annum is applicable for the OBC/ Minority communities
    4. Student can’t receive any other scholarship during the period of the merit scholarship, but stipends are allowed.
    5. At least 70% attendance.
  • Provider: Delhi Government, Education Development & Department for the Welfare of SC/ST/OBC/Minorities
  • How to apply: Completed Applications must be forwarded by Heads of Colleges/Institutions to Joint Director (Scholarship)
  • Address Office where it is provided: Department for the Welfare of SC/ST/OBC/Minorities, Vikas Bhawan, B-Block, I.P. Estate, New Delhi, between 10.00 am and 1.00 pm
  • Which documents are required to apply for the Scheme:
    1. Format of application form
    2. Consolidated statement (to be filled by Head of College/Institution concerned)
    3. Self Declaration of Family Income (for OBC/Min, only)
    4. Electronic Clearing Service Proforma (in r/0 Student & College/ Institution concerned) may be downloaded from here.
    5. Income Certificate from the concerned Revenue Officer.
    6. Attested copy of the Mark Sheet of the last examination passed.
    7. Attendance Record.
    8. Certificate of Delhi Domicile.
    9. Fee receipt
  • For more information see:
    1. http://www.delhi.gov.in/wps/wcm/connect
    2. http://www.delhi.gov.in/wps/wcm
    3. http://www.delhi.gov.in

Vocational & Technical Scholarship to SC/ST/OBC/Minority Students

  • Objectives: To promote technical education amongst the SC/ST/OBC/Minority boys & girls
  • Type of benefit: Rs. 210/- per month for day scholars and, Rs. 360/- per month for hostlers
  • Eligibility
    1. A student is allowed to avail the scholarship either under the State Plan Scheme or Centrally Sponsored Scholarship Scheme, whichever is beneficial to him/her and should inform the awarding authority through the Head of the Institution by mode of a declaration".
    2. SC/ST/OBC/Minority Students receiving technical education in various Industrial Training Institutes(ITIs) being run by Govt. of NCT of Delhi and whose family income does not exceed Rs.1.00 lakh per annum.
  • Provider: Delhi Government, Department of Welfare of SC/ST/OBC/Minorities, DSFDC (Delhi SC/ST/OBC, Minorities and Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation)
  • How to apply: Completed Applications must be forwarded by Heads of Colleges/Institutions to Joint Director (Scholarship)
  • Address Office where it is provided: Department for the Welfare of SC/ST/OBC/Minorities, Vikas Bhawan, B-Block, I.P. Estate, New Delhi, between 10.00 am and 1.00 pm
  • For more information see:
    1. www.delhi.gov.in

Hostel for SC/ST/OBC/Minorities Girls (Dilshad Garden)

  • Objectives:
    1. To provide congenial study environment to the SC/ST/OBC/Minority community students
    2. To provide accommodation to 70 students
  • Type of benefit: Safe and free of costs accommodation for SC/ST/OBC/Minorities Girls
  • Eligibility:
    1. The income limit of the parents of students, who seek admission should not exceed Rs. 48,000/- per annum.
    2. Studying in class XII and above in Govt. or recognized schools or colleges
    3. The income limit of the parents of the students should not be more than Rs.1.00 lakh per annum
  • Provider: Delhi Government
  • How to apply: Admissions are made in August and September, each year. For admission please contact Superintendent Girls Hostel, Sanskar Ashram, Dilshad Garden, on Telephone (011-22121053)
  • Address Office where it is provided: Kamla Nehru Girls Hostel, Sanskar Ashram Complex, Dilshad Garden, Delhi – 95
  • For more information see:
    1. www.scstwelfare.delhigovt.nic.in/schemesdetail.htm

Hostel for SC/ST/OBC/Minorities Girls (Dilshad Garden)

  • Objectives:
    1. To provide congenial study environment to the SC/ST/OBC/Minority community students
    2. To provide accommodation to 70 students
  • Type of benefit: Safe and free of costs accommodation for SC/ST/OBC/Minorities Girls
  • Eligibility:
    1. The income limit of the parents of students, who seek admission should not exceed Rs. 48,000/- per annum.
    2. Studying in class XII and above in Govt. or recognized schools or colleges
    3. The income limit of the parents of the students should not be more than Rs.1.00 lakh per annum
  • Provider: Delhi Government
  • How to apply: Admissions are made in August and September, each year. For admission please contact Superintendent Girls Hostel, Sanskar Ashram, Dilshad Garden, on Telephone (011-22121053)
  • Address Office where it is provided: Kamla Nehru Girls Hostel, Sanskar Ashram Complex, Dilshad Garden, Delhi – 95
  • For more information see:
    1. www.scstwelfare.delhigovt.nic.in/schemesdetail.htm
    2. www.csrindia.org/hostel-for-minorities-girls

Pre-Examination coaching for SC/ST/OBC/Minorities Students

  • Objectives:
    1. To improve chances of SC/ST/OBC students in All India Services exams
    2. To provide accommodation to 70 students
  • Type of benefit: Coaching and stipend
    Pre examination coaching to SC/ST/OBC candidates is provided for appearing in examination for All India Services like IAS etc. and for entrance tests for admission into medical and engineering colleges. In the coaching for admission in MBBS or Engineering degree, coaching in Physics, Chemistry, Maths or Biology subjects only will be provided. In case of all India Services, coaching will be provided in General Knowledge, English and General Hindi and most popular combinations(s).
  • Age: As laid down by the admitting/examining bodies.
  • Eligibility:
    1. Candidate seeking coaching for All India Services, should have passed B.A./B.E. or equivalent exam conducted by the recognized university and must have secured more than 50% marks.
    2. The candidates seeking coaching for medical and engg. Colleges should have passed Sr. Secondary or equivalent exam from recognized board/ university and must have secured more than 50% marks. Besides students appearing for 10+2 exam who have secured at least 50% and above in Matric and also XIth class will be eligible.
    3. The family income of the applicant, should not exceed Rs.1.00 per annum.
  • Provider: National Government, implemented by Delhi Government, Department of Welfare of SC/ST/OBC/Minorities
  • How to apply: Completed Applications must be forwarded by Heads of Colleges/Institutions to Joint Director (Scholarship)
  • Address Office where it is provided: Department for the Welfare of SC/ST/OBC/Minorities, Vikas Bhawan, B-Block, I.P. Estate, New Delhi, between 10.00 am and 1.00 pm.
  • Which documents are required to apply for the Scheme:
  • Application Form
  • For more information see:
    1. www.scstwelfare.delhigovt.nic.in/schemesdetail.htm

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar State Award for the Toppers amongst SC/ST/OBC/Minorities Students

  • Objectives:
    1. To encourage the students belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Minorities communities for distinguished academic achievements in each field of professional & technical studies.
  • Type of benefit: An award of Rs.8000/-
  • Eligibility:
    • The student must have passed his/her 10th and 12th class from Delhi.
    • The award is given to a student, who tops among the SC/ST/OBC/Minorities in each discipline of the professional/Technical degree course.
    • The topper student is awarded only once after passing out of the final examination of the course.
    • The award is conferred among the toppers of all professional/ technical courses. Topper amongst each category (i.e. SC/ST/OBC/Min)will be awarded separately.
    • Being a merit based award, no family income limit has been laid down.
    • Toppers of following institutions fall under this scheme:
      1. Delhi College of Engineering
      2. Delhi Institute of technology
      3. Maulana Azad Medical College
      4. University College of Medical Science
      5. Delhi College of Pharmacy
      6. College of Art
      7. Nehru Homeopathic college and hospital
      8. Jamia Millia University
      9. A.I.I.M.S.
      10. Indian Institute of Agriculture research
      11. Dr. Sucheta Kriplani Medical College
      12. Indian Institute of Agriculture Research.
      13. A&U Tibbia college.
      14. Indira Gandhi National Open University
      15. Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
  • Provider: Delhi Government, Department of Welfare of SC/ST/OBC/Minorities
  • How to apply: Completed Applications must be forwarded by Heads of Colleges/Institutions to Joint Director (Scholarship)
  • Address Office where it is provided: Department for the Welfare of SC/ST/OBC/Minorities, Vikas Bhawan, B-Block, I.P. Estate, New Delhi, between 10.00 am and 1.00 pm.
  • Which documents are required to apply for the Scheme:
  • Application form: Download here
  • For more information see:
    1. http://www.delhi.gov.in/wps/wcm/connect

Reimbursement of Tuition Fee in Public Schools to SC/ST/OBC/Minorities Students

  • Objectives:
    1. To reimburse tuition fee in public school of SC/ST/OBC/Minority students whose parents face financial constraints
  • Type of benefit:
    1. Reimbursement is fee 100% to the students whose family income do not exceed Rs.48,000/- per annum
    2. Family income is more than Rs.48,000/- & below Rs.1.00 lakh per annum, 75% of the fees is reimbursed
  • Age: Class I -XII
  • Marital Status: Unmarried
  • Eligibility:
    1. Classes I to V: Reimbursement without conditions
    2. Classes VI to XII: students scoring 50% & above marks & having attendance not less than 80% in the preceding years
  • Provider: Delhi Government, Department of Welfare of SC/ST/OBC/Minorities
  • How to apply: Completed Applications must be forwarded by Heads of Colleges/Institutions to Joint Director (Scholarship)
  • Address Office where it is provided: Department for the Welfare of SC/ST/OBC/Minorities, Vikas Bhawan, B-Block, I.P. Estate, New Delhi, between 10.00 am and 1.00 pm
  • Which documents are required to apply for the Scheme:
  • Application form:
    1. Download here
    2. Residence Proof
    3. Caste Certificate
    4. Income Certificate
    5. Mark sheet of previous class (VI to XII) with attendance Proof verified by School
    6. Fee Receipt (April 2014- To -March 2015)
    7. Bank Details of Student (AC/No & MICR Code)
    8. Consolidated Proforma Sheet
  • For more information see:
    1. http://www.delhi.gov.in/wps

Education Loan Scheme

  • Type of benefit: The loan upto Rs.7.50 lakhs, if studying in India and upto Rs.15 lakhs if studying abroad can be sanctioned.
  • Objectives: Under the education loan scheme, the loan for pursuing professional and technical courses is being provided.
  • Eligibility:
    1. The student/applicant must got the admission in any Govt. Recognized/approved institute/college/university for the professional/technical course.
    2. Either of the parents of the student will have to be the co-borrower for the loan.
  • Provider: Delhi Government, DSFDC (Delhi SC/ST/OBC, Minorities and Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation)
  • Address Office where it is provided: Ambedkar Bhawan, Sector – 16, Rohini, Delhi (New Office Building). Telephone No. 011-27574513, 011-27572706
  • Which documents are required to apply for the Scheme:
  • Application form:
    1. Download here
    2. Copy of the mark sheet of the last examination passed on the basis of which the applicant has obtained admission in present course.
    3. An income certificate issued by the sdm of the area concerned.
    4. Three passport size photos of applicant, co-borrower and guarantor.
    5. Birth certificate/age proof
    6. Caste certificate issued by the competent authority of delhi in case the applicant belongs to sc/st/obc category. Disability certificate issued by the govt. Hospital in case the applicant is handicapped. In case applicant belongs to minority community, an affidavit to this effect is required.
    7. Affidavit stating that no loan has been availed for the same purpose from any bank/financial institutions.
    8. Proof of admission in the particular course/college/institutions.
    9. Copies of letter confirming scholarship/freeship/studentship, if any.
    10. Copy of schedule of payment for the course or demand notice issued by the college/university.
    11. Copy of foreign expenses permit, if applicable.
    12. Statement of bank account of applicant and co- borrower.
    13. Signature verification of applicant/co-borrower and guarantor by the bank.
    14. Copy of ration card/voter i. Card/passport of applicant/co-borrower/guarantor.
    15. Statement of assets and liabilities of co-borrower.
    16. Applicant has to arrange number(s) of guarantor(s) depending upon the quantum of loan.
  • For more information see:
    1. www.delhi.gov.in/wps

Coaching and Allied Assistance for weaker sections including SC/OBC/Minorities

  • Objectives: The scheme aims to empower the minority communities, which are relatively disadvantaged section of their skills and capabilities to make them employable in industries, services society, by assisting them as well as those institutions working for them, towards in-resilience to adapt itself to the market dynamics on a continuous basis so that the target groups are not deprived of the professional acumen demanded by the enhancing and business sectors in addition to the government sector. It has the built changing/emerging market needs and opportunities for employment at domestic as well as international levels.
  • Type of benefit: Coaching with ceiling of Rs. 15,000/- to 20,000/-, monthly stipend Rs.3000/- for outstation candidates, Rs. 1500/-for local Candidates
  • Eligibility:
    1. Students should be selected based on merits.
    2. Only students belonging to Scheduled Castes,OBCs ad Minorities having family income of Rs.3.00 lakh per annum will be eligible for assistance.
    3. Assistance under the scheme can be availed by a particular student not more than two times, irrespective of the no. of chances, he/she may be entitled to in a particular competitive examination.
    4. In case, where examination is conducted in two stages (i.e. preliminary and main) candidates will be allowed to take coaching of the preliminary as well as main examination in each time, but coaching for main examination will be available only to those, who have cleared preliminary examination. Students, covered under the scheme, shall have to attend all classes.
    5. The student/applicant must got the admission in any Govt. Recognized/approved institute/college/university for the professional/technical course.
    6. Either of the parents of the student will have to be the co-borrower for the loan.
  • Provider: National Government, Ministry of Minority Affairs implemented by Delhi Government, Department of Welfare of SC/ST/OBC/Minorities
  • Address Office where it is provided: Ministry of Minority Affairs, 11th Floor, Paryavaran Bhawan, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003
    Contact: Shri Lucas L. Kamsuan
    Director Scholarships of Ministry of Minority Affairs
    Room no. 1131
    Phone: 011-24364279
    E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Which documents are required to apply for the Scheme:
  • Application form:
    1. Download here
  • For more information see:
    1. http://www.delhi.gov.in

Financial Assistance for Purchase of Stationery etc. to SC/ST/OBC/Min. Students of Class I-XII

  • Objectives:
  • Objectives: Under the education loan scheme, the loan for pursuing professional and technical courses is being provided.
  • Type of benefit: Class I-VIII Rs. 2000/- per annum, class IX - XII Rs. 2000/- per annum
  • Age: Class I -XII
  • Marital Status: Unmarried
  • Eligibility:
    1. SC/ST/OBC/Minorities students
    2. Studying in Central Govt. / Govt. of Delhi / Aided / Recognized / Local Bodies Schools etc.
    3. Whose parental income does not exceed Rs.1 Lakh per annum
    4. Attendance should not be less than 70% in the preceding year
  • Provider: Delhi Govt., Education Department & Department for the Welfare of SC/ST/OBC/Minorities
  • How to apply: Completed Applications must be forwarded by Heads of Colleges/Institutions to Joint Director (Scholarship)
  • Address Office where it is provided: Department for the Welfare of SC/ST/OBC/Minorities, Vikas Bhawan, B-Block, I.P. Estate, New Delhi, between 10.00 am and 1.00 pm.
  • Which documents are required to apply for the Scheme:
  • Application form:
    1. Download here
    2. Attested copy of caste certificate
    3. Previous class marksheet
    4. Self declaration of family income
    5. Affidavit
    6. Electronic Clearance Service Proforma
  • For more information see:
    1. www.delhi.gov.in/wps
    2. www.scstwelfare.delhigovt.nic.in

Lal Bahadur Shastri Scholarship to Meritorious Students of Economically Weaker Sections of Society

  • Objectives: To promote B.A. to Ph.D. students for learning Sanskrit education in Ancient ways is the main aim of awarding scholarship to the students studying in this Vidyapeeth.
  • Type of benefit: Rs. 200/-, 600/- per month
  • Eligibility:
    1. Classes, 40% marks in last passed examination is compulsory. The same rule will also be applicable on the 2nd and 3rd year students of Shastri and Acharya.
    2. Class minimum of 50% of marks in last passed examination is required.
    3. The students who have been approved for Scholarship for the 1st year of the curriculum will be given priority in the subsequent year(s) provided the obtain the requisite percentage of marks otherwise required for consideration of Scholarship. Accordingly they have to secure minimum of 40% marks in subsequent exams but as per rule they will also apply for it afresh.
  • Provider: Education Department
  • Address Office where it is provided: Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, Rashtriya Sankrit Vidyapeetha Deemed University
    Qutub Institutional Area, New Delhi - 110016
    Phone: (91) 011- 46060606, (91)011- 46060606(30 Lines)(EPABX)
    Fax: (91) 011 - 26533512 / 26520255
  • For more information see:
    1. http://www.slbsrsv.ac.in/scholarship.asp

Ladli

  • Objectives: To promote equal status of girl child, address low sex ratio, to enhance the social status of girl child in the society as well in the family, ensure proper education to make the girls self-reliant, ensure her economic security and protecting them from discrimination and deprivation
  • Type of benefit:
    1. Rs. 11,000/- on birth in institution
    2. Rs. 10,000/- for birth at home
    3. Rs. 5000/- for admissions to classes I, VI, IX, X and XII
    4. The amount disbursed to them at the end of lock-in-period will vary depending on the stage at which each girl child enters the scheme and registers under it.
    5. Financial arrangements for implementation of this scheme have been made with the SBI Life Insurance Company Ltd. and with the State Bank of India providing the front and services for accounting purposes.
  • Age: Under 19 years old
  • Marital Status: Unmarried
  • Eligibility:
    1. The applicant must be a bonafide resident of the National Capital Territory of Delhi for at least three years preceding the date of birth.
    2. The annual income of the parents of the girl child should not exceed Rs. 1,00,000/-.
    3. The girl child must have been born in Delhi as shown by the birth certificate issued by Registrar (Births & Deaths).
    4. The family should be a resident of Delhi for at least 03 years prior to the date of filing of application.
    5. The girl child should be born in Delhi on or after 01.01.2008 and if she is school going the school should be recognized
    6. Financial Assistance under this scheme is restricted up to two girl children only in a family.
  • How to apply: The prescribed applications forms can be obtained from the District Officer Concerned (Deptt. of Social Welfare/ WCD, Govt. of Delhi)/ State Bank of India/ Govt. Recognized Schools and submitted to the concerned District Officer, in case of school going girl within 90 days of admission of the girl and in case of newly born girls within a year of the birth.
  • Address Office where it is provided: Department of Social Welfare, Govt. of National Capital Territory of Delhi, GLNS Complex, New Delhi- 110 002. and Department of Women and Child Development, Government of NCT of Delhi, 1, Canning Lane(Pandit Ravi Shankar Shukla Lane), Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Bus Stop, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi - 110 001
  • Which documents are required to apply for the Scheme::
    1. Birth Certificate
    2. Proof of address (of 3 years)
    3. In case of deceased parent(s): the respective death certificate(s)
    4. In case of school going child: school ID
    5. Annual Income Certificate / Self Attested Letter stating Annual Income
    6. In case of entitled to, ration card
    7. voter ID card
    8. Photograph of Mother, Father and Girl Child together
  • For more information see:
    1. www.csrindia.org/ladli
    2. https://www.ndmc.gov.in
    3. http://delhi.gov.in/wps/wcm
    4. http://wcddel.in

Balika Samridhi Yojna

  • Objectives:
    1. To change negative family and community attitudes towards the girl child at birth and towards her mother.
    2. To improve enrolment and retention of girl children in schools.
    3. To raise the age at marriage of girls.
    4. To assist the girl to undertake income generating activities
  • Type of benefit:
    1. Rs.500/- is deposited in the saving account on the birth of a girl child for the upliftment of social status of girl children.
    2. On admission to class I-III: Rs.300/- per annum for each class
    3. On admission to class IV: Rs.500/- per annum
    4. On admission to class V: Rs.600/- per annum
    5. On admission to class VI-VII: Rs.700/- per annum for each class
    6. On admission to class VIII: Rs.800/- per annum
    7. On admission to class IX-X: Rs.1,000/- per annum for each class
    8. During her schooling, scholarship is also deposited in the same saving account. On attaining the age of 18 years, the amount can be withdrawn for her higher education.
  • Age: Class I - X / 0 - 18 years
  • Marital Status: Unmarried
  • Eligibility:
    1. In rural areas the target group can be taken as the families which have been identified to be below the poverty line in accordance with the norms specified under Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (known as such with effect from 1.4.1999), previously known as Integrated Rural Development Programme (IRDP).
    2. In urban areas, wherever household surveys have been conducted as per the instructions of Government of India and lists of BPL families are prepared, such lists can be used. Wherever such lists are not prepared, the list of families covered under the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) may be followed. Where neither of these lists are available, as a rule of thumb, families living in urban slums, both recognized as well as those not recognized, may be covered. Also, families which are in urban informal sector and working as rag-pickers, vegetable/fish and flower sellers, pavement dwellers etc. would also be eligible. Applications may also be collected from families in non-slum areas.
  • Provider: National Government, implemented by Delhi Government, Department of Social Welfare
  • How to apply: The Gram Panchayats/Municipalities/other local bodies (where an elected body exits) will obtain applications for the benefits under BSY. The services of village/field level staff like Anganwadi Workers, Auxiliary Nurses Midwives (ANMs), revenue village accountants, school teachers, Panchayat/Municipal staff may be utilized to identify eligible beneficiaries, to inform them about BSY, to give them the application forms, help them in filling the forms and to collect the filled in applications. Application forms should be provided free of cost. Applications can also be made on photocopies or handwritten/typed forms in the prescribed format. The application forms are available with Anganwadi Workers in the villages and with Health functionaries in urban areas. The beneficiaries are required to submit the filled in applications to these functionaries.
  • Address Office where it is provided: Department of Social Welfare, Govt. of National Capital Territory of Delhi, GLNS Complex, New Delhi- 110 002. and Department of Women and Child Development, Government of NCT of Delhi, 1, Canning Lane(Pandit Ravi Shankar Shukla Lane), Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Bus Stop, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi - 110 001
  • Which documents are required to apply for the Scheme::
    1. Application Form Rural Areas
    2. Application Form Urban Areas
  • For more information see:
    1. www.csrindia.org/balika-samridhi-yojna
    2. http://wcdhry.gov.in
    3. http://wcdhry.gov.in/balika_samridhi_yojana.htm
    4. http://wcd.nic.in/BSY.htm#bsy3

Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls or Sabla (Previously: Kishori Shakti Yojana and including Supplementary Nutrition Scheme)

  • Objectives:
    1. enable self‐development and empowerment of AGs;
    2. improve their nutrition and health status;
    3. spread awareness among them about health, hygiene, nutrition, Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health (ARSH), and family and child care;
    4. upgrade their home‐based skills, life skills and vocational skills;
    5. mainstream out of school AGs into formal/non formal education; and
    6. inform and guide them about existing public services, such as PHC, CHC, Post Office, Bank, Police Station, etc.
  • Type of benefit:
    1. An integrated package of services
    2. This supplementary feeding is to consist of 300 calories and 10-12 grams of protein for children between the age of 6 months to 6 years and
    3. 600 calories and 20-25 grams
    4. Rs. 5 per day per beneficiary, for 300 days in a year.
    5. Malnourished children are to be provided double supplementary feeding
  • Age: 11 - 18 years
  • Marital Status: Unmarried
  • Eligibility:
    1. All adolescent girls in the age group of 11-18 years (for supplementary nutrition 11‐14 years: only out‐of‐school, 14‐18 years: All girls, regardless of whether they are out‐of‐school or school‐ going)
    2. All unmarried adolescent girls in the age group of 11-18 years and belonging to families whose income is below Rs.6400/- per annum in the rural areas will be eligible to receive additional services under the scheme.
  • Provider: National Government, Ministry of Women and Child Development implemented by Delhi Government
  • How to apply: The services under this Scheme are available at Anganwadi Centre Social Welfare Department
  • Address Office where it is provided: Anganwadi Centre Social Welfare Department, Chittli Qabar Bazar Rd, Kucha Chelan, Chandni Mahal, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006
  • Extra information: This Scheme has replaced the existing Kishori Shakti Yojana and National Programme for Adolescent Girls and implemented using the platform of Anganwadi Centres (AWCs) of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS).
  • For more information see:
    1. http://wcd.nic.in/SchemeSabla

Kishori Shakti Yojana

  • Objectives:
    1. To improve the nutritional and health status of girls in the age group of 11-18 years.
    2. To provide the required literacy and numeracy skills through the non-formal stream of education, to stimulate a desire for more social exposure and knowledge and to help them improve their decision making capabilities.
    3. To train and equip the adolescent girls to improve/upgrade home-based and vocational skills.
    4. To promote awareness of health, hygiene, nutrition and family welfare, home management and child care, and to take all measure as to facilitate their marrying only after attaining the age of 18 years and if possible, even later,
    5. To gain a better understanding of their environment related social issues and the impact on their lives and
    6. To encourage adolescent girls to initiate various activities to be productive and useful members of the society.
  • Type of benefit: It is proposed to provide supplementary nutrition @ 7/- per day from the Plan funds.
  • Age: 11 - 18 years
  • Marital Status: Unmarried
  • Eligibility:
    1. All adolescent girls in the age group of 11-18 years
    2. All unmarried adolescent girls in the age group of 11-18 years and belonging to families whose income is below Rs.6400/- per annum in the rural areas will be eligible to receive additional services under the scheme.
  • Provider: National government, implemented by Delhi government, Development of Women and Child Development, Anganwadi Workers/Auxiliary Nurse Midwife/MO
  • Address Office where it is provided: The services are provided at ‘Anganwadi’ Centres.
  • Extra information: The scheme has been merged in Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls(RGSEAG)SABLA in North West, North East and East District of Delhi. Now the KSY scheme is continued in 19 ICDS projects and 5078 beneficiaries to be covered under the Scheme.
  • For more information see:
    1. http://delhi.gov.in/wps/wcm/connect
    2. http://wcd.nic.in/icds.htm

Girl Child Protection Scheme

  • Objectives:
    1. To build awareness among society for changing attitudes considering girl child as an asset & not as liability;
    2. To ensure proper education & all round development of girl child;
    3. To ensure a better rehabilitation & economic security for a girl child & to protect the girl child from discrimination & deprivations.
  • Type of benefit: An amount of Rs.5000/- will be deposited in the name of each girl child born in the Govt. hospital/Local Bodies which can be drawn after attaining the age of 18 years subject to her completing school education up to 10th class.
  • Age: 0 - 18 years
  • Marital Status: Unmarried
  • Eligibility: The benefit of the scheme will be open to all different citizen groups.
  • Provider: Delhi Govt., Department of Women and Child Development
  • How to apply:
    1. The parents of the girl child shall submit the application within one year from the date of birth of the child or 90 days from the date of admission, as applicable. However, District Social Welfare Officer shall be the competent authority to relax the above time limit depending on the merits of the individual cases.
    2. An application for the financial assistance under these rules shall be submitted to the Competent Authority, which may be obtained from the office of the Competent Authority or from the office of the Deputy Director (FAS), Department of Social Welfare, G.L.N.S. Complex, Delhi Gate, New Delhi or electronically downloaded from official website.
  • Address Office where it is provided: Deputy Director (Financial Assistance Scheme), Department of Social Welfare, G.L.N.S. Complex, Delhi Gate, New Delhi, 011-23324037
  • Which documents are required to apply for the Scheme
    1. A copy of ration card or voter identity card or any other document as a proof of residence, which clearly shows at least 3 years of residence in Delhi;
    2. The birth certificate of the girl child issued by the Registrar (Births and Deaths) of National Capital Territory of Delhi;
    3. A joint photograph of the parents and the girl child should be pasted on the application form; A self-declaration by the parents regarding their annual income.
    4. Admission certificate from Govt./MCD/NDMC or Govt. recognized school.
  • Which documents are required to apply for the Scheme
    1. A copy of ration card or voter identity card or any other document as a proof of residence, which clearly shows at least 3 years of residence in Delhi;
    2. The birth certificate of the girl child issued by the Registrar (Births and Deaths) of National Capital Territory of Delhi;
    3. A joint photograph of the parents and the girl child should be pasted on the application form; A self-declaration by the parents regarding their annual income.
    4. Admission certificate from Govt./MCD/NDMC or Govt. recognized school.
  • For more information see:
    1. http://wcddel.in/Notification.htm
    2. www.csrindia.org/girl-child-protection-scheme
    3. http://gcps.ap.nic.in
    4. http://wcddel.in/Notification.html

Mid Day Meal Scheme

  • Objectives: To improve nutritional levels among children
  • Type of benefit: Healthy School Lunches
  • Age: Under 18 years
  • Marital Status: Unmarried
  • Eligibility: Government School Children from classes VI to VIII
  • Provider: National Government
  • How to apply: No need to apply, available to all enrolled students
  • Which documents are required to apply for the Scheme: No need to apply, available to all enrolled students
  • For more information see:
    1. www.csrindia.org/mid-day-meal-scheme

Free supply of text book

  • Objectives: To reduce drop- out and provide incentive for admission to those who cannot afford to buy books
  • Type of benefit: free text books
  • Age: Class I - XII
  • Marital Status: Unmarried
  • Eligibility: All students from classes I to XII irrespective of income and gender in Government School.
    & All Girls from Classes I to XII in aided schools and all Students admitted in private schools against free ship quota.
  • Provider: National Government, implemented by Education Department of Delhi government
  • How to apply: No need to apply, available to all enrolled students
  • Which documents are required to apply for the Scheme: No need to apply, available to all enrolled students
  • For more information see:
    1. http://delhi.gov.in

Uniform Subsidy

  • Objectives: To help the students of economically weaker section of society by providing them subsidy for school uniform
  • Type of benefit: Free school uniforms
  • Age: Class I - XII
  • Marital Status: Unmarried
  • Eligibility: Government School Children from classes VI to VIII
  • Provider: National Government
  • How to apply: No need to apply, available to all enrolled students
  • Which documents are required to apply for the Scheme: No need to apply, available to all enrolled students
  • For more information see:
    1. www.csrindia.org/mid-day-meal-scheme

Free Transport facility of girls in rural areas

  • Objectives: To encourage girl students of rural areas to pursue their studies by providing them free transport facilities
  • Type of benefit:
    1. DTC buses are provided in 07 villages of Districts North West A, North West B and South West
    2. These villages are SKV Bakhtawarpur, SKV Prahalpur, SKV Daryapur Kalan, SKV Narela No.1, SKV Khera Kalan, in North-West (A), SKV Qutabgarh in North West-B, SKV Chhawla in South West-B
    3. Buses are provided to free of cost for girl students
  • Age: Students
  • Marital Status: Irrelevant
  • Eligibility: Only girl students
  • Provider: Delhi Government, Department of Education
  • How to apply: No need to apply
  • Which documents are required to apply for the Scheme: No need to apply
  • For more information see:
    1. www.csrindia.org/free-transport-facility-of-girls-in-rural-areas

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao

  • Objectives:
    1. To prevent gender biased sex selective elimination
    2. To ensure survival and protection of the girl child
    3. To ensure education and participation of the girl child
  • Type of benefit: Depends per project
  • Age: Under 18 years
  • Marital Status: Unmarried
  • Eligibility: Young and newly married couples; Pregnant and Lactating mothers; Parents
  • Provider: National Government, implemented by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MoHRD)- Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, together with various NGOs
  • How to apply: Depends per project
  • Which documents are required to apply for the Scheme: Depends per project
  • For more information see:
    1. www.wcd.nic.in
    2. http://wcd.nic.in/BBBPScheme
    3. http://www.wcd.nic.in