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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. www.delhi.gov.in/wps/wcm/connect
    2. www.delhi.gov.in/wps/wcm
    3. 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

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. www.delhi.gov.in/wps/wcm/connect

Reimbursement of Tuition Fee in Public Schools 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. 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

  • 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. www.delhi.gov.in

Financial Assistance for Purchase of Stationery to 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. 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.ndmc.gov.in
    2. www.delhi.gov.in/wps/wcm
    3. www.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.wcdhry.gov.in
    2. www.wcdhry.gov.in/balika_samridhi_yojana.htm
    3. www.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. www.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. www.delhi.gov.in/wps/wcm/connect
    2. www.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. www.wcddel.in/Notification.htm
    2. www.gcps.ap.nic.in
    3. www.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

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. www.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

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

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. www.wcd.nic.in/BBBPScheme
    3. www.www.wcd.nic.in

Pension to widows

  • Objectives: To provide social security by way of financial assistance to widows
  • Type of benefit: A pension will be paid quarterly @ Rs. 1500/- per month per head through ECS by RBI.
  • Age: 18-60
  • Marital Status: Widowed (and not remarried)
  • Eligibility:
    1. Those who are domiciled in Delhi and have been residing in Delhi for more than 5 years continuously preceding the date of application
    2. Those whose family income from all sources does not exceed Rs. 60,000/- p.a.
    3. The applicant should not be receiving any pension or financial assistance from MCD and/or NDMC or any other source
  • The following widows in the above said age group shall not be eligible:
    1. Inmates of any Institutions/Homes run by the Govt./Local Bodies or and Voluntary Organization
    2. Those who have remarried. The pension shall be stopped once a widow remarries. Every year each widow shall have to submit a certificate from the area MLA about her marital status for continuation of pension.
    3. Those who have already received assistance under the Scheme for Financial Assistance for Widows from Department of Social Welfare or WCD.
  • Provider: Delhi Government, Department of Women & Child Development and Department of Social Welfare
  • How to apply: Applications are to be submitted in the prescribed form to the District Social Welfare Offices of the respective Districts, area MLA/ MP or Financial Assistance Section, Department of Social Welfare
  • Financial Assistance Section, Department of Social Welfare, Govt. of National Capital Territory of Delhi, GLNS Complex, New Delhi- 110 002.
    &
    Nodal Agency Name: Delhi Swasth Kutumb Society/Labour Deptt.- 5 Sham Nath Marg Delhi- 54 Nodal Officer: Shri Piyush Sharma (Designation: Addl. Labour Commissioner, Tel. No.: 01123967495, Fax: 01123978449)
  • Which documents are required to apply for the Scheme:
    1. A copy of the death certificate of beneficiaries' husband issued by the Registrar, Births & Deaths
    2. A copy of ration card or voter identity card or any other proof of residence and age
    3. Income certificate issued by Revenue Authority of jurisdiction;
  • For more information see:
    1. www.wcd.nic.in
    2. www.wcd.nic.in/BBBPScheme
    3. www.wcd.nic.in

Scheme of Old Age Assistance/Pension to Senior Citizen

  • Objectives: To provide financial support to individuals of old age
  • Type of benefit:
    1. Rs. 1,000/- p.m. remitted quarterly for beneficiaries aged between 60-69 years
    2. Rs. 1,500/- p.m. remitted quarterly for all beneficiaries 70 years and above. The enhancement for such beneficiaries will be done in April of each financial year
  • Age: 60 years and older
  • Marital Status: Widowed (and not remarried)
  • Eligibility:
    1. Above 60 years of age without any adequate means of support
    2. A resident of the National Capital Territory of Delhi for at least 5 years preceding the date of submission of application
    3. His/her annual family income should not be more than Rs. 60,000/- p.a.(Rs.sixty thousand) from all sources, family meaning the wife/husband, disabled children, unmarried or divorced/separated daughters/sisters, parents who are solely dependent on the applicant
    4. Has a 'singly-operated' account in any Bank or Post Office for receiving the payment through electronic clearing system. This provision may be relaxed in the case of mentally challenged applicants or those who come under the purview of Legal Guardianship as per rules of National Trust.
    5. Is not in receipt of any pension/financial assistance from Central/State Govt./MCD/NDMC or any other source for this purpose.
  • The following widows in the above said age group shall not be eligible:
    1. Inmates of any Institutions/Homes run by the Govt./Local Bodies or and Voluntary Organization
    2. Those who have remarried. The pension shall be stopped once a widow remarries. Every year each widow shall have to submit a certificate from the area MLA about her marital status for continuation of pension.
    3. Those who have already received assistance under the Scheme for Financial Assistance for Widows from Department of Social Welfare or WCD.
  • Provider: Delhi Government, Department of Social Welfare
  • Address Office where it is provided:
    1. Old Age Assistance is remitted directly into the Bank account of beneficiaries through the ECS system of R.B.I.
    2. The Concerned District Social Welfare Officer is the competent authority for verification, sanction and payment of the assistance under the scheme.
    3. In the event of sanction of assistance, it shall be payable from the month succeeding the month of receipt of application complete in all respects.
    4. Nodal Agency Name: Delhi Swasth Kutumb Society/Labour Deptt.- 5 Sham Nath Marg Delhi- 54 Nodal Officer: Shri Piyush Sharma (Designation: Addl. Labour Commissoner, Tel. No.: 01123967495, Fax: 01123978449)
  • How to apply: Applications are to be submitted in the prescribed form to the District Social Welfare Offices of the respective Districts, area MLA/ MP or Financial Assistance Section, Department of Social Welfare
  • Financial Assistance Section, Department of Social Welfare, Govt. of National Capital Territory of Delhi, GLNS Complex, New Delhi- 110 002.
    &
    Nodal Agency Name: Delhi Swasth Kutumb Society/Labour Deptt.- 5 Sham Nath Marg Delhi- 54 Nodal Officer: Shri Piyush Sharma (Designation: Addl. Labour Commissioner, Tel. No.: 01123967495, Fax: 01123978449)
  • Which documents are required to apply for the Scheme:
    1. Proof of residence: any one of the documents listed below (which clearly show at least 5 years of residence in Delhi): 1. Ration Card 2. Voter I-card 3. Passport 4. Driving License 5. Birth certificate issued by MCD/Registrar-Births & Deaths 6. Death certificate issued by MCD/Registrar-Births & Deaths 7. Insurance policy document 8. Immunization card of any family member 9. Medical records of treatment in Delhi 10. Electricity Bill 11. Water Bill 12. Telephone Bill 13. Gas connection receipt 14. Bank passbook 15. Caste certificate issued in Delhi 16. Student I-card 17. Service identity card of public/private sector company/ established concern 18. Property document 19. Any other document which clearly shows at least 5 years of residence in Delhi
    2. Proof of age: any one of the documents listed below 1. Birth certificate issued by MCD/Registrar of Births & Deaths 2. School leaving certificate of class last attended 3. Matriculation/10th certificate 4. Hospital discharge slip at the time of birth of the child 5. Driving license 6. Passport 7. PAN Card 8. Ration Card 9. Voter Card 10. Immunization card 11. Age assessment medical certificate 12. Any document issued by the Govt./ Govt. recognized body stating date and place of birth
    3. A self-declaration by the applicant regarding his/her family income as given in the form. The form also needs to be recommended by a Gazetted Officer of Central/State Govt. or MP/MLA and the accompanying documents should also be attested.
    4. In case "No Documentary Evidence" is available with the applicant in r/o proof of residence, i) the applicant will need to produce statements of any of the two witnesses from the following list, stating the period of applicant's length of stay in Delhi-1. Public representative such as MP of the area, MLA of the area, 2. President or General Secretary of RWA of the locality 3. Two neighbours of the applicant with their contact details 4. Registered women SHGs'/Mahila Mandal's President or General Secretary 5. ICDS Supervisors/ ASHA workers of the area 6. Gazetted Officer of the Central/Delhi Govt.
    5. Along with the witness's statement, the relevant document for the photo identity proof, residence and length of stay for the witnesses shall also have to be appended with the application, clearly showing that the witnesses themselves have been around in the same for all except Public representative such as MP/MLA of the area.

The Delhi Family Benefit Scheme

  • Objectives: To provide social security and financial assistance to families to the family members of deceased primary breadwinner, male or female of a household who are without adequate means of subsistence
  • Type of benefit: Single payment of rs. 10.000/-
  • Age: Irrelevant (scheme is for households)
  • Marital Status: Irrelevant (scheme is for households)
  • Eligibility:
    1. Household members eligible for Spouse, minor children, disabled and unemployed adults, unmarried daughters, dependent parents and minor brothers/sisters of an unmarried adult
    2. Age of the deceased should be between 18 to 64 Years, i.e death of the bread earner has occurred while he/she was in the age group 18-64 years.
    3. Family income of the applicant should not be more than Rs.60,000/-p.a
    4. Applicant must be a resident of the National Capital Territory of Delhi for at least 5 years preceding the date of submission of application
    5. Has a "singly –operated, account in any Bank or Post Office for receiving the payment through cheque. This provision may be relaxed in the case of minors, mentally challenged applicants or those who come under the purview of Legal Guardianship as per rules of National Trust.
  • Provider: Delhi Government, Department of Social Welfare
  • Address Office where it is provided: Department of Social Welfare, Govt. of NCT of Delhi,Room No-18. GLNS Complex, Delhi Gate, New Delhi. 23318323. 16.
  • How to apply: Applications are to be submitted at: District Social Welfare Officer (Central).
  • Which documents are required to apply for the Scheme:
    1. One prescribed from (obtainable at GRC-SUVIDHA KENDRAS; see http://www.missionconvergence.org/grcsk.php for locations)
    2. Proof of residence - any one of the documents listed below (which clearly show at least 5 years of residence in Delhi): Ration Card, Voter Card, Passport, Driving License, Birth certificate issued by MCD/Registrar-Births and Deaths, Death certificate issued by MCD/Registrar-Births & Deaths, Insurance policy document, Immunization card of any family member, Medical records of treatment in Delhi, Electricity Bill, Water Bill, Telephone bill, Gas connection receipt, Bank passbook, Caste certificate, Student I-card, Service identity card of public/private sector company/established concern, Freedom fighter identity card, Pension document, Ex-serviceman dependant certificate, Property document, Any other document which clearly shows at least 5 years of residence in Delhi
    3. Proof of the age of the deceased - any one of the documents listed below: Birth certificate issued by MCD/Registrar-Births and Deaths, School Leaving Certificate of class last attended, Matriculation Certificate, Hospital Discharge Slip at the time of the birth of the child, Driving Licence, Passport, PAN Card, Ration Card, Voter card, Immunization Card, Age Assessment Medical Certificate, Any document issued by the Government / Govt. recognized body stating date and place of birth
    4. Proof of death - any one of the documents listed below: Death Certificate issued by MCD/Registrar - Birth and Deaths, Receipt issued by authority at cremation ground / graveyard, certificate issues by hospital at the time of death, (in case of death outside Delhi or in a village with no receipt of cremation ground:) certificate of Block Development Officer (BDO), Post Mortem Report
    5. A self–declaration by the applicant regarding his/ her family income as given in the form.
    6. The form also needs to be recommended by a Gazetted Officer of Central /State Govt. or MP/MLA and the accompanying documents should also be attested.
    7. In case 'No Documentary Evidence' is available with the applicant in r/o proof of residence:
      1. Option 1: The inclusion of the name of the person in the database of Samajik Suvidha Sangam survey shall be considered as proof of residence.
      2. Option 2: The applicant will need to produce statements of any of the two proof of residence, following list, stating the period of produce statements of any of the two witnesses from the following list, stating the period of applicant's length of stay in Delhi- Public representative such as MP of the area, MLA of the area, President or General Secretary of RWA of the locality, Two neighbors of the applicant with their contact details, Registered women SHGs/Mahila Mandals President or General Secretary, ICDS Supervisors/ASHA workers of the area, Gazetted Officer of the Central /Delhi Govt.
      3. Along with the witness's statement, the relevant document for the photo identity proof, residence and length of stay for the witnesses shall also have to be appended with the application, clearly showing that the witnesses themselves have been around in the same area for the number of years they claim to have known the applicant. This would apply for all except public representative such as MP/MLA of the area.
  • For more information see:
    1. www.delhi.gov.in

Financial Assistance to Poor Widows for performing Marriage of their Daughter

  • Objectives: To provide financial assistance to the poor widows for performing marriage of their daughters so as to enable them to meet expenses involved in solemnizing marriage of their daughters also to orphan girls for their marriage
  • Type of benefit: Financial assistance of Rs.20,000/- is provided to poor widows of all categories, for performing marriage of their daughters (maximum two).
  • Age: Girl to be married must be older than 18 years
  • Marital Status: Girl unmarried, widowed person not remarried
  • Eligibility:
    1. At the time of marriage, the age of the daughter should be more than 18 years.
    2. Application should be accompanied by death certificate of the husband of the widow; age certificate of daughter, income certificate from all sources of the family, photocopy of the Ration Card and marriage card. The applicant should a resident of Delhi for at least 5 years.
    3. Application should be submitted through the area MLA within 30 days before or after the marriage. Family income of the applicant should be less than Rs.48000/- per annum.
    4. Assistance is restricted for performing marriage of two daughters only.
  • Provider: Delhi Government, Department of Women & Child Development
  • Address Office where it is provided: Department of Social Welfare, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, GLNS Complex, Delhi Gate,New Delhi-110001
  • How to apply: Application must be deposited before or after 60 days of marriage only at District offices, of Social Welfare & Women and Child Development.
  • 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 5 years of residence in Delhi such as; Voter Card, Passport, Driving License, Birth certificate issued by MCD/Registrar-Births and Deaths, Death certificate issued by MCD/Registrar-Births & Deaths, Insurance policy document, Immunization card of any family member, Medical records of treatment in Delhi, Electricity Bill, Water Bill, Telephone bill, Gas connection receipt, Bank passbook, Caste certificate, Student I-card, Service identity card of public/private sector company/established concern, Freedom fighter identity card, Pension document, Ex-serviceman dependant certificate, Property document, Any other document which clearly shows at least 5 years of residence in Delhi
    2. A copy of date of birth certificate of the girl child.
    3. A self–declaration by the applicant regarding his/her income.
    4. Death Certificate of husband.
    5. Marriage Invitation Card or Marriage Certificate.
    6. A recommended by area MLA/MP or Gazetted officer of State /Central Govt.

Annapurna Scheme

  • Objectives: The Annapurna Scheme aims at providing food security to meet the requirement of those senior citizens who though eligible have remained uncovered under the National Old Age Pension Scheme.
  • Type of benefit: Supply of food grain of 10 kg. (6 kg wheat + 4 kg rice) per head per month free of cost.
  • Age: 65 years or older
  • Eligibility:
    1. The applicants must be "destitute" in the sense of having little or no regular means of subsistence from his/her own source of income or through financial support from family members or other sources.
    2. 65 years of age
    3. Did not receive any kind of old age pension from the Govt.
  • Provider: National Government, implemented by Delhi Government, Food & Civil Supplies Department
  • Address Office where it is provided: Nodal Agency Name: Delhi Swasth Kutumb Society/Labour Deptt.- 5 Sham Nath Marg Delhi- 54, Nodal Officer: Shri Piyush Sharma (Designation: Addl. Labour Commissoner, Tel. No.: 01123967495, Fax: 01123978449)
  • How to apply:
    1. For those old aged people living in rural areas have to apply through the Panchayat Pradhan and those living in Urban areas through the Notified Area Committee. After the approval of the Gram Sabha of the Notified Area Committee it will be further approved by the Welfare Department and the Ration Card will be issued by the responsible authority.
    2. Ration card will also be issued after the approval of the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department.
    3. Which documents are required to apply for the Scheme: No document is needed in order to apply for this scheme
      1. For more information see:
        1. www.delhigovt.nic.in/newdelhi/dept/food/fpds7.asp
        2. www.nsap.nic.in/Guidelines

Rashtriya Swastya Bima Yojana

  • Objectives: To provide health insurance coverage for Below Poverty Line (BPL) families
  • Type of benefit: Beneficiaries under RSBY are entitled to hospitalization coverage up to Rs. 30,000/- for most of the diseases that require hospitalization. Transportation charges are also covered upto a maximum of Rs. 1,000/- with Rs. 100/- per visit.
  • Age: 65 years or older
  • Eligibility:
    1. Family income must not exceed poverty line as determined by the state.
    2. Coverage extends to five members of the family which includes the head of household, spouse and up to three dependents.
  • Provider: National Government, Ministry of Labour and Employment
  • Address Office where it is provided: Nodal Agency Name: Delhi Swasth Kutumb Society/Labour Deptt.- 5 Sham Nath Marg Delhi- 54 Nodal Officer: Shri Piyush Sharma Designation: Addl. Labour Commissoner Tel. No.: 01123967495, Fax: 01123978449
  • How to apply: An enrollment schedule for each village, along with dates, is prepared by the insurance company with the help of the district level officials. As per the schedule, the BPL list is posted in each village at enrollment station and prominent places prior to the enrollment and the date and location of the enrolment in the village is publicized in advance. Mobile enrollment stations are set up at local centers (e.g., public schools) at each village. These stations are equipped by the insurer with the hardware required to collect biometric information (fingerprints) and photographs of the members of the household covered and a printer to print smart cards with a photo. The eligible family needs to come to the enrollment station, and the identity of the household head needs to be confirmed by the authorized official. The smart card, along with an information pamphlet describing the scheme and the list of hospitals, is provided on the spot once the beneficiary has paid the 30 rupee fee. The cards are handed over in a plastic cover.
  • For more information see:
    1. www.rsby.gov.in

Antyodaya Anna Yojana/Annashree Yogana

  • Objectives: To provide food to families with monthly income below poverty line or who are otherwise specifically vulnerable.
  • Type of benefit: 35 kilograms of rice and wheat at Rs.3 & Rs.2 per kg
  • Age: Irrelevant (scheme is for households)
  • Marital Status: Irrelevant (scheme is for households)
  • Eligibility:
    1. Households having annual income of less than Rs.1 lakh per annum.
    2. Other households belonging to Geographically, Socially and Occupationally Vulnerable Groups
      1. Residents of slums Geographically, Socially and Occupationally Vulnerable Groups
      2. Residents of resettlement colony of F,G & H categories.
      3. Residents of notified abadies in rural villages
      4. Shelterless
      5. Transgenders
      6. Households with disabled people (as defined in Persons with Disabilities Act 1995) subject to submission of prescribed medical certificate.
      7. Single women (including widows, unmarried and separated and deserted women), living in household as dependent or as head of household
      8. Children living without protection.
      9. Occupationally vulnerable groups like Rag-pickers, unskilled construction workers, porters, casual daily wage labour, casual domestic workers, cycle rickshaw drivers, unskilled workers in small household enterprises, unskilled workers in household industries.
    3. Exclusion criteria:
      1. If any member of a household owns a light (Four Wheeler) or heavy vehicle (except one commercial vehicle in households for earning livelihood)
      2. If any member of the household owns a building/land in any of the A to E category colonies of Delhi.
      3. I the household is receiving ration / food subsidy under any other scheme.
      4. If any member of the household is income tax payee
      5. If any member of the household is an employee of Central/State Government, local bodies, corporation/autonomous bodies of Central / State / Local Government.
      6. If the household has electricity connection above 2KW
    4. Provider: National Government, implemented by Delhi Government, Food & Civil Supplies Department
    5. Address Office where it is provided: Nodal Agency Name: Delhi Swasth Kutumb Society/Labour Deptt.- 5 Sham Nath Marg Delhi- 54 Nodal Officer: Shri Piyush Sharma Designation: Addl. Labour Commissoner Tel. No.: 01123967495, Fax: 01123978449
    6. How to apply: The identification of these families will have to be carried out by the State Government/UT administrations, from amongst the number of BPL families within the state.
    7. Which documents are required to apply for the Scheme:
      1. Deletion Certificate or the Certificate to the effect that the applicant was not holding any ration card previously. The affidavit to this effect from the applicant that he didn't hold any ration card previously must be submitted.
      2. The income certificate of the family to be issued by the concerned Patwari of that area
    8. For more information see:
      1. www.delhi.gov.in

Night Shelters including Mobile Shelters

  • Objectives: To provide a safe, secure and comfortable environment to the homeless people in Delhi, especially in winters.
  • Type of benefit: Safe, secure and comfortable environment to spend the night.
  • Age: Irrelevant
  • Marital Status: Irrelevant
  • Eligibility: Street dwellers / Homeless persons
  • Provider: Delhi Government, Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board together with different NGOs
  • Address Office where it is provided: For addresses of 272 different night shelters in Delhi.
  • Address Office of Director Night Shelters (DUSIB): Punarwas Bhawan, I.P. Estate, New Delhi-110002 (011-23814165, 011-23814166)
  • Which documents are required to apply for the Scheme: May depend per night shelter, as for rules set by respective implementing NGO
  • For more information see:
    1. http://delhishelterboard.in

Pension to Women in Distress

  • Objectives: To provide social security by way of financial assistance to widows, divorced, separated abandoned deserted or destitute women in the age group of 18 to 60 years who have no adequate means of subsistence and are poor, needy and vulnerable.
  • Type of benefit: A pension will be paid quarterly @ Rs. 1500/- per month per head through ECS by RBI.
  • Age: 18 - 60 years
  • Marital Status: widowed, divorced, separated, abandoned
  • Eligibility:
    1. She has been residing in Delhi for more than 5 years preceding the date of application;
    2. Her family's annual income does not exceed Rs. 60,000 (Rs. sixty thousand);
    3. She has a 'singly-operated' account in any Bank for receiving the payment, through electronic clearing system; and
    4. She is not receiving any pension from Central Govt./State Govt./MCD and/or NDMC or any other source for his purpose.
  • Provider: Delhi Government, Department of Social Welfare & Department of Women and Child Development
  • Address Office where it is provided:Department of Social Welfare, Govt. of National Capital Territory of Delhi, GLNS Complex, New Delhi- 110 002
  • How to apply: Application for Widow Pension shall be submitted in the prescribed form to the District Social Welfare Offices of the respective Districts, area MLA/ MP or Financial Assistance Section. The application forms shall be obtainable free of cost from the abovementioned offices.
  • Which documents are required to apply for the Scheme:
    1. The application shall contain the recommendation from the Member of Legislative Assembly of National Capital Territory of Delhi or the member of the Parliament of the area concerned.
    2. A copy of the death certificate of beneficiaries' husband issued by the Registrar, Births & Deaths
    3. A copy of ration card or voter identity card or any other proof of residence and age;
    4. Income certificate issued by Revenue Authority of jurisdiction
    5. An affidavit to the effect that no Financial Assistance/ Pension has been received by the applicant for this purpose from any other Govt. organization, non-government organization, Municipal Corporation of Delhi or New Delhi Municipal Corporation or any other statutory or non-statutory agency for this purpose.
  • For more information see:
    1. www.delhi.gov.in

Financial assistance to SC slum dwellers in lieu of their contribution for houses under JNNURM/Rajeev Ratan Awas Yojna being relocated by DUSIB

  • Objectives: The objective of this new scheme for relocation/ rehabilitation of slum/JJ dwellers through provision of alternative housing as per specified terms and conditions.
  • Type of benefit: Amount of Financial Assistance varies on the basis of two factors namely i.e. according to cut off dates for the occupancy of Slum/JJ unit and whether the re-allocation site is in-situ or at a different site.
  • Age: Irrelevant (scheme is for households)
  • Marital Status: Irrelevant (scheme is for households)
  • Eligibility:
    1. Applicant should be residing in a accommodation in Slum/JJ area on or before 31.3.2007.
    2. Total family income should not exceed 1.00 lakh
  • Provider: Delhi Government, Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board
  • Address Office where it is provided: Nodal Agency Name: Address Office Director Services (DUSIB) Punarwas Bhawan, I.P. Estate, New Delhi-110002

Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana

  • Objectives:
    1. Promoting appropriate practices, care and services utilization during pregnancy, safe delivery and lactation
    2. Encouraging the women to follow optimal IYCF practices during early and exclusive breastfeeding for six months
    3. Contributing to better enabling environment by providing cash incentives for improved health and nutrition to pregnant and nursing mothers
  • Type of benefit: The total cash benefit amount is 4000/- (paid in 3 installments)
  • Age: Older than 18
  • Marital Status: Irrelevant
  • Eligibility:
    1. Pregnant women
    2. Not less than 19 years old
    3. This is her first or second live birth
    4. She or her husband does not work in Government / Public Sector Undertaking (Central and State)
    5. Anganwadi Workers (AWW) and Anganwadi helpers (AWH) may also avail the benefit under the Scheme if they are not receiving paid maternity benefits from the Government and fulfill the above-mentioned criteria
  • Provider: National Government, implemented by Delhi Government, Department for Women and Child Development
  • Address Office where it is provided:Department of Social Welfare, Govt. of National Capital Territory of Delhi, GLNS Complex, New Delhi- 110 002
  • How to apply:
    1. Register at the Anganwadi Center (AWC) as soon as she gets to know about her pregnancy
    2. Sign an undertaking, which the Anganwadi Workers would maintain separately for each beneficiary. This undertaking says that the information given by the beneficiary is true and in case of wrongful claim, the amount paid to her may be recovered. Failing which, she would be liable for prosecution.
    3. Open a Bank/Post Office account so that cash benefits can be transferred in it
    4. Ask for services to be provided by Anganwadi Workers and Auxiliary Nurse Midwife
    5. Ensure that the services she receives are marked in the MCP Card
  • Which documents are required to apply for the Scheme:
    1. Application Form Part II: Undertaking by the beneficiary
  • For more information see:
    1. www.wcd.nic.in/SchemeIgmsy/IGMSYscheme.pdf
    2. www.wcd.nic.in/icds/icdsteam.aspx

Financial Assistance to Lactating and Nursing Mothers

  • Objectives:
    1. To improve the health status of lactating and nursing mothers of weaker sections
    2. Encouraging the women to follow optimal IYCF practices during early and exclusive breastfeeding for six months
    3. Contributing to better enabling environment by providing cash incentives for improved health and nutrition to pregnant and nursing mothers
  • Type of benefit: Rs. 500/-
  • Age: Above 18
  • Marital Status: Irrelevant
  • Eligibility: Scheme will be restricted to the mother of one child only
  • Provider: Delhi Government, Department of Women & Child Development
  • Address Office where it is provided: 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
  • How to apply:
    1. Register at the Anganwadi Center (AWC) as soon as she gets to know about her pregnancy
    2. Sign an undertaking, which the Anganwadi Workers would maintain separately for each beneficiary. This undertaking says that the information given by the beneficiary is true and in case of wrongful claim, the amount paid to her may be recovered. Failing which, she would be liable for prosecution.
    3. Open a Bank/Post Office account so that cash benefits can be transferred in it
    4. Ask for services to be provided by Anganwadi Workers and Auxiliary Nurse Midwife
    5. Ensure that the services she receives are marked in the MCP Card
  • For more information see:
    1. www.delserv.nic.in/Planning
    2. www.delhi.gov.in

Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK)

  • Objectives: To improve maternal health and health of newborn children and To reduce maternal and infant mortality
  • Type of benefit:
    1. For pregnant women: Free and Cashless Delivery, Free C-Section, Free treatment of sick-new-born up to 30 days, Exemption from User Charges, Free Drugs and Consumables, Free Diagnostics, Free Diet during stay in the health institutions for 3 days in case of normal delivery and 7 days in case of caesarean section, Free Provision of Blood, Free Transport from Home to Health Institutions, Free Transport between facilities in case of referral and also Drop Back from Institutions to home after 48hrs stay. For Sick newborns till 30 days after birth: Free treatment, Free drugs and consumables, Free diagnostics, Free provision of blood, Exemption from user charges, Free Transport from Home to Health Institutions, Free Transport between facilities in case of referral and Free drop Back from Institutions to home
  • Age: Irrelevant
  • Marital Status: Irrelevant
  • Eligibility: All pregnant women and sick infants up until 1 years old are eligible (regardless of caste of class background)
  • Provider: National Government, implemented by Delhi Government, Health and Family Welfare Department
  • Address Office where it is provided: Different Health Centers
  • How to apply:
    1. Register at the Anganwadi Center (AWC) as soon as she gets to know about her pregnancy
    2. Sign an undertaking, which the Anganwadi Workers would maintain separately for each beneficiary. This undertaking says that the information given by the beneficiary is true and in case of wrongful claim, the amount paid to her may be recovered. Failing which, she would be liable for prosecution.
    3. Open a Bank/Post Office account so that cash benefits can be transferred in it
    4. Ask for services to be provided by Anganwadi Workers and Auxiliary Nurse Midwife
    5. Ensure that the services she receives are marked in the MCP Card
  • Which documents are required to apply for the Scheme:
    1. Information obtainable at the health centers
  • For more information see:
    1. wwww.nrhm.gov.in/images/pdf/programmes/guidelines

Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSK)

  • Objectives:
    1. To stimulate women to give birth in governmental health institutions
    2. To improve maternal health and health of newborn children
    3. To reduce maternal and infant mortality
  • Type of benefit:
    1. The type of benefits depends on whether the respective state of implementation has been qualified as a "Low Performing State” (LPS) or “High Performing State" (HPS). LPS are: Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Odisha and the states of Assam & Jammu & Kashmir were classified as Low Performing States. The remaining States, such as Delhi, were grouped into High Performing States.
    2. It integrates cash assistance with delivery and post-delivery care
    3. Rs. 600/- / Rs. 700/- by cheque is given to pregnant women to promote institutional delivery in case she is a resident of Urban / Rural area
    4. In case of pregnancy related emergencies including delivery. DFW has tied up with CATS Ambulance for this purpose. If the pregnant woman or any of her family members dial 102 then CATS ambulance reaches to her residence and transport her to nearest Govt. hospital where facilities for delivery or pregnancy related complications can be handled. This service is available round the clock irrespective of BPL / APL / SC / ST category.
  • Age: 19 years and older
  • Marital Status: Irrelevant
  • Eligibility: Woman should be above 19 yrs. of age and should belong to Below Poverty Line category. The benefit is available for first two live births
  • Provider: National Government, implemented by Delhi Government, Health and Family Welfare Department. The Yojana has identified ASHA, the accredited social health activist as an effective link between the Government and the poor pregnant women.
  • How to apply:
  • Which documents are required to apply for the Scheme:
    1. JSY-MCH card and referral slip issued by medical staff of the Government institution/accredited private institution or from the Auxiliary Nurse Midwife/Medical Officer where the pregnant woman generally resides who have conducted 3 Antenatal Check Ups. CDMO/CMO/Superintendent have to make necessary arrangement for this purpose
    2. In urban areas where Auxiliary Nurse Midwife is not available, proof in support of receiving 3 ANC Check-Ups, Immunization of TT-2 / Booster from any registered medical practitioner (Government/private) will be accepted for cash assistance under JSY.
    3. The pregnant woman must bring with her the JSY-MCH card and referral slip issued by medical staff of the Government institution/accredited private institution who have conducted 3 Antenatal Check Ups. CDMO/CMO/Superintendent have to make necessary arrangement for this purpose
    4. In urban areas where Auxiliary Nurse Midwife is not available, proof in support of receiving 3 ANC Check-Ups, Immunization of TT-2 / Booster from any registered medical practitioner (Government/private) will be accepted for cash assistance under JSY. The referral slip will be retained by the head of the institution, where delivery
  • For more information see:
    1. www.nrhm.gov.in/images/pdf/programmes/guidelines-for-jssk
    2. www.mohfw.nic.in

Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS)

  • Objectives:
    1. To break the vicious cycle of malnutrition, morbidity, reduced learning capacity and mortality among weaker sections of society
    2. To improve pre-school education
    3. Contributing to better enabling environment by providing cash incentives for improved health and nutrition to pregnant and nursing mothers
  • Type of benefit: supplementary nutrition, immunization, health check-up, referral services, pre-school non-formal education, nutrition & health education
  • Age: 0-6 years old
  • Marital Status: Unmarried
  • Eligibility: As per sub-scheme
  • Provider: National Government, implemented by Delhi Governement, Department of Women and Child Development at Anganwadi Centres (AWCs)
  • Address Office where it is provided: ANWs under ICDS projects & Individual Anganwadi Workers (AWW), Auxilliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) Medical Officer (MO) are also authorized with providing services of ICDS
  • For more information see:
    1. http://wcddel.in/icds.html

Matri Shishu Suraksha Yojana (MSSY)

  • Objectives:
    1. To prevent undernutrition and anemia in pregnant women
    2. To reduce premature and underweight babies
    3. To reduce both Maternal and Neonatal Morbidity and Mortality
  • Type of benefit: Under this scheme financial assistance of Rs.1000/- will be given to poor pregnant SC woman of Delhi during 3rd trimester of pregnancy for providing nutritional support to the pregnant woman
  • Eligibility: Pregnant women needs to be in her 3rd trimester
  • Provider: Delhi Government, Directorate of Family Welfare (funded by Department for the Welfare of SC/ST/OBC/Minorities)
  • Address Office where it is provided: Directorate of Family Welfare,. Govt. of NCT of Delhi,. B' & 'C' Wing, 7th Floor, Vikas Bhawan- 2,. Civil Lines, New Delhi – 110054
  • How to apply:
    1. Register at the Anganwadi Center (AWC) as soon as she gets to know about her pregnancy
    2. Sign an undertaking, which the Anganwadi Workers would maintain separately for each beneficiary. This undertaking says that the information given by the beneficiary is true and in case of wrongful claim, the amount paid to her may be recovered. Failing which, she would be liable for prosecution.
    3. Open a Bank/Post Office account so that cash benefits can be transferred in it
    4. Ask for services to be provided by Anganwadi Workers and Auxiliary Nurse Midwife
    5. Ensure that the services she receives are marked in the MCP Card
  • For more information see:
    1. http://delhi.gov.in/wps/wcm/connect/DoIT_Health/health/home/family+welfare/

Working Women Hostels

  • Objectives: To provide safe accommodation for women
  • Type of benefit: safe accommodation with Day Care Center for Children
  • Age: Above 18
  • Marital Status: married (working), unmarried women, widowed, divorced and separated
  • Eligibility: women who are employed and do not have any living accommodation
  • Provider: Delhi Government, Department of Women and Child Development
  • Address Office where it is provided: There are 19 Working Women Hostels in Delhi
  • How to apply:
    1. Register at the Anganwadi Center (AWC) as soon as she gets to know about her pregnancy
    2. Sign an undertaking, which the Anganwadi Workers would maintain separately for each beneficiary. This undertaking says that the information given by the beneficiary is true and in case of wrongful claim, the amount paid to her may be recovered. Failing which, she would be liable for prosecution.
    3. Open a Bank/Post Office account so that cash benefits can be transferred in it
    4. Ask for services to be provided by Anganwadi Workers and Auxiliary Nurse Midwife
    5. Ensure that the services she receives are marked in the MCP Card
  • For more information see:
    1. www.wcd.delhigovt.nic.in
    2. www.wcddel.in
    3. www.wcd.nic.in

Swaran Jayanti Shahri Rojgar Yojana

  • Objectives:
    1. Addressing urban poverty alleviation through gainful employment to the urban unemployed or underemployed poor by encouraging them to set up self-employment ventures (individual or group), with support for their sustainability; or undertake wage employment
    2. To provide gainful employment to the urban unemployed or underemployed through the setting up of self-employment ventures.
    3. Supporting skill development and training programmes to enable the urban poor have access to employment opportunities opened up by the market or undertake self-employment;
    4. Empowering the community to tackle the issues of urban poverty through suitable self-managed community structures like Neighbourhood Groups (NHGs), Neighbourhood Committees (NHC), Community Development Society (CDS), etc.
  • Type of benefit:
    1. Service requiring no special skills
    2. Services requiring special skills.
    3. Micro manufacturing units
    4. Assistance shall also be available under agricultural and allied activities/small scale services/business activities
  • Age: 18 years or older
  • Marital Status: Irrelevant
  • Eligibility:
    1. The urban poor who are living in the urban areas for at least three years and identified and listed in the survey report carried out by Community Development Society which is registered under Society Registration Act 1860.
    2. The scheme is valid for the illiterate to IX class pass BPL candidates only
    3. The identification of beneficiaries will be done by GRCs and CDSs through house-to-house survey, taking into consideration the non-economic parameters defined by the Government of India from time to time.
  • Provider: National Government, implemented by Delhi Government
  • Address Office where it is provided: Department of Social Welfare, Govt. of National Capital Territory of Delhi, GLNS Complex, New Delhi- 110 002
  • How to apply:
    1. The A.P.O.s will organise the community at the cluster level and constitute NHGs, NHcs and CDSs on the UBSS pattern. The applicant is to send application form through concerned C.D. Society. The C.D. Society will forward the application to the area Deputy Commissioner for scrutiny and onward transmission to concerned banks.
    2. The identification of beneficiaries will additionally be done through house-to-house survey, taking into consideration the economic parameters defined by the Government of India from time to time. However, any person who wishes to apply under the programme may contact the Deputy Commissioner of the area in which he/she resides. For details of Dy. Commissioner offices
    3. Open a Bank/Post Office account so that cash benefits can be transferred in it
    4. Ask for services to be provided by Anganwadi Workers and Auxiliary Nurse Midwife
    5. Ensure that the services she receives are marked in the MCP Card
  • Which documents are required to apply for the Scheme:
    1. Educational Qualification Certificate (Certificate of VIII pass or higher qualification).
    2. Date of Birth Certificate
    3. Ration Card (Attested Copy)
    4. Affidavit in prescribed proforma attested by the Oath Commissioner. Click here to see proforma of affidavit
    5. Two self-attested passport size photographs
    6. Disclaimer: slight differences may occur as per sub scheme
  • Extra information: The scheme is an overarching policy that encompasses many sub-schemes. Each with specific criteria and eligibility
    1. Urban Self-Employment Programme (USEP)
    2. Urban Women Self-help Programme (UWSP)
    3. Skill Training for Employment Promotion amongst Urban Poor (STEP-UP)
    4. Urban Wage Employment Programme (UWEP) 9
    5. Urban Community Development Network (UCDN) – Community Structures, Community Development & Empowerment
  • For more information see:
    1. www.mhupa.gov.in
    2. www.delhigovt.nic.in

Delhi Unemployment Allowance and Subsistence Allowance Scheme

  • Objectives: To provide social security to unemployed members of society
  • Type of benefit:
    1. Rs.1000/- per month
    2. Disability Camps are organized in all the districts of Delhi to provide various services to disabled persons at one focal point. One Disability Camp per District per year have been organized since 2003. Some of the Districts even organized more than one Camps depending on the necessity and population. Approximately 50 numbers of Disability Camps have been organized till March 2009. The Services provided at the Camps are: Disability Certificates, Identity Cards, DTC Passes, Aids & Appliances
    3. A telephonic helpline for the persons with disabilities for answering the queries of disabled persons will be started during office hours at Telephone No.23070532.
  • Age: 0 to 60 years
  • Marital Status: Irrelevant
  • Eligibility:
    1. Age of Disabled persons should not be more than 60 years (0 to 60years).
    2. Family income should not be more than Rs. 75,000/- p.a. from all sources.
    3. A resident of the National Capital Territory of Delhi for at least 5 years preceding the date of submission of application.
    4. Disability of the applicant should not be less than 40%.The Medical Board of Govt. Hospital should issue the disability certificate.
    5. Has a 'single-operated' account in any Bank for receiving the payment through electronic clearing system. This provision may be relaxed in the case of minors, mentally challenged applicants or those who come under the purview of Legal Guardianship as per rules of National Trust.
  • Provider: Delhi Government, The Department of Health & Family Welfare
  • Address Office where it is provided: The Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of NCT of Delhi has been issuing Disability Certificates to the Persons with Disabilities from last many years. The Disability Certificates are issued by the Notified Government Hospitals. The Disability Certificates are issued by the Notified Government Hospitals
  • Which documents are required to apply for the Scheme:
    1. Proof of residence- any one of the documents listed below (which clearly show at least 5 years of residence in Delhi): a. Ration Card, b. Voter Card, c. Passport, d. Driving License, e. Birth certificate issued by MCD/Registrar-Births and Deaths, f. Death certificate issued by MCD/Registrar-Births & Deaths, g. Insurance policy document, h. Immunization card of any family member, i. Medical records of treatment in Delhi, j. Electricity Bill, k. Water Bill, l. Telephone bill, m. Gas connection receipt, n. Bank passbook, o. Caste certificate, p. Student I-card, q. Service identity card of public/private sector company/established concern, r. Freedom fighter identity card, s. Pension document, t. Ex-serviceman dependant certificate, u. Property document, v. Any other document which clearly shows at least 5 years of residence in Delhi
    2. A copy of disability certificate issued by the Medical Board of the notified Hospitals of Govt. of NCT of Delhi or Govt. of India.
    3. A self –declaration by the applicant regarding his/ her family income as given in the form.
    4. The form also needs to be recommended by a Gazetted Officer of Central /State Govt. or MP/MLA and the accompanying documents should also be attested.
    5. In case 'No Documentary Evidence' is available with the applicant in r/o proof of residence,
    6. the applicant will need to produce statements of any of the two proof of residence, following list, stating the period of produce statements of any of the two witnesses from the following list, stating the period of applicant’s length of stay in Delhi- a. Public representative such as MP of the area, MLA of the area, b. President or General Secretary of RWA of the locality, c. Two neighbors of the applicant with their contact details, d. Registered women SHGs,/ Mahila Mandals’ President or General Secretary., e. ICDS Supervisors/ASHA workers of the area, f. Gazetted Officer of the Central /Delhi Govt., ii) Along with the witness’s statement, the relevant document for the photo identity proof, residence and length of stay for the witnesses shall also have to be appended with the application, clearly showing that the witnesses themselves have been around in the same area for the number of years they claim to have known the applicant. This would apply for all except public representative such as MP/MLA of the area.
    7. Aadhar Number/Aadhar enrollment number.
  • For more information see:
    1. www.delhi.gov.in

Additional Honorarium and Performance Based Bonus to Anganwari Helpers & Workers

  • Objectives:
    1. To reward Anganwari Helpers and Workers for promoting institutional births
    2. To improve maternal health and health of newborn children
    3. To reduce maternal and infant mortality
  • Type of benefit: Monthly honorarium (amount varies with years of experience of worker between Rs. 750/- - Rs. 1563/-) and Bonus per institutional birth
  • Age: Irrelevant
  • Marital Status: Irrelevant
  • Eligibility: Anganwari Helpers and Workers
  • Provider: National Government, implemented by Delhi Government, Health and Family Welfare Department.
  • Address Office where it is provided: Department of Social Welfare, Govt. of National Capital Territory of Delhi, GLNS Complex, New Delhi- 110 002
  • How to apply: Workers do not need to apply
  • Which documents are required to apply for the Scheme: Workers do not need to apply
  • For more information see:
    1. www.nrhm.gov.in
    2. www.mohfw.nic.in
    3. www.wcd.nic.in

Voluntary Organisations in the field of women and child development

  • Objectives:
    1. Addressing urban poverty alleviation through gainful employment to the urban unemployed or underemployed poor by encouraging them to set up self-employment ventures (individual or group), with support for their sustainability; or undertake wage employment
    2. To provide gainful employment to the urban unemployed or underemployed through the setting up of self-employment ventures.
    3. Supporting skill development and training programmes to enable the urban poor have access to employment opportunities opened up by the market or undertake self-employment;
    4. Empowering the community to tackle the issues of urban poverty through suitable self-managed community structures like Neighbourhood Groups (NHGs), Neighbourhood Committees (NHC), Community Development Society (CDS), etc.
  • Type of benefit:
    1. Service requiring no special skills
    2. Services requiring special skills.
    3. Micro manufacturing units
    4. Assistance shall also be available under agricultural and allied activities/small scale services/business activities
  • Age: 18 years or older
  • Marital Status: Irrelevant
  • Eligibility:
    1. The urban poor who are living in the urban areas for at least three years and identified and listed in the survey report carried out by Community Development Society which is registered under Society Registration Act 1860.
    2. The scheme is valid for the illiterate to IX class pass BPL candidates only
    3. The identification of beneficiaries will be done by GRCs and CDSs through house-to-house survey, taking into consideration the non-economic parameters defined by the Government of India from time to time.
  • Provider: National Government, implemented by Delhi Government
  • Address Office where it is provided: Department of Social Welfare, Govt. of National Capital Territory of Delhi, GLNS Complex, New Delhi- 110 002
  • How to apply:
    1. The A.P.O.s will organise the community at the cluster level and constitute NHGs, NHcs and CDSs on the UBSS pattern. The applicant is to send application form through concerned C.D. Society. The C.D. Society will forward the application to the area Deputy Commissioner for scrutiny and onward transmission to concerned banks.
    2. The identification of beneficiaries will additionally be done through house-to-house survey, taking into consideration the economic parameters defined by the Government of India from time to time. However, any person who wishes to apply under the programme may contact the Deputy Commissioner of the area in which he/she resides. For details of Dy. Commissioner offices
    3. Open a Bank/Post Office account so that cash benefits can be transferred in it
    4. Ask for services to be provided by Anganwadi Workers and Auxiliary Nurse Midwife
    5. Ensure that the services she receives are marked in the MCP Card
  • Which documents are required to apply for the Scheme:
    1. Educational Qualification Certificate (Certificate of VIII pass or higher qualification).
    2. Date of Birth Certificate
    3. Ration Card (Attested Copy)
    4. Affidavit in prescribed proforma attested by the Oath Commissioner. Click here to see proforma of affidavit
    5. Two self-attested passport size photographs
    6. Disclaimer: slight differences may occur as per sub scheme
  • Extra information: The scheme is an overarching policy that encompasses many sub-schemes. Each with specific criteria and eligibility
    1. Urban Self-Employment Programme (USEP)
    2. Urban Women Self-help Programme (UWSP)
    3. Skill Training for Employment Promotion amongst Urban Poor (STEP-UP)
    4. Urban Wage Employment Programme (UWEP) 9
    5. Urban Community Development Network (UCDN) – Community Structures, Community Development & Empowerment
  • For more information see:
    1. www.mhupa.gov.in
    2. www.delhigovt.nic.in

Women Self Help Groups

  • Objectives:
    1. To sensitize women of target area for the need of SHG and its relevance in their empowerment process.
    2. To create group feeling among women.
    3. To enhance the confidence and capabilities of women.
    4. To develop collective decision making among women.
    5. To encourage habit of saving among women and facilitate the accumulation of their own capital resource base.
    6. To motivate women taking up social responsibilities particularly related to women development.
  • Type of benefit:
    1. Women can come together for emergency, disaster, social reasons, economic support to each other have ease of conversation, social interaction and economic interactions.
    2. The state govt. will provide a one time grant to each registered self-help group with an initial incentive of Rs.5.000 towards formation and establishing a group as seed money. This amount will be helpful in procuring some contingencies, in completing modalities/formalities and for requirements of seed money. After the formation of the groups, the state govt. will provide an equal matching grant towards the net savings of such groups as per the norms.
  • Eligibility:
    1. Economically backward women
    2. 10-15 women members in a self-help group
  • Provider: National Government, implemented by Delhi Government, Department of Women and Child Development. The scheme will be implemented through 10 District Offices of Social Welfare Deptt. And each District will be thus liable for promoting and assisting 1600 women self-help groups. In order to ensure effective implementation of the scheme, there will be requirements for additional staff and logistics/contingencies at the level of each district as well as at the level of Deptt.’s Head Quarter level.
  • Extra information:
    1. Need for formation of women’s self-help groups has been underlined in view of synergic effects of organized efforts of women in their self-development.
    2. Such groups will be assisted in formation through ICDS networking and from among beneficiaries of various govt. programs like GRC, Stree Shakti Camps, ICDS, and other community development schemes
  • For more information see:
    1. www.dcw.delhigovt.nic.in

Scheme of Gender Resource Centres

  • Objectives:
    1. GRCs were established with the objectives:
      1. To act as a catalyst for making Delhi safe for women through social legal and economic empowerment
      2. To improve Health of women
      3. To impart skill for specific trades and to provide forward and backward linkages enabling women to be a part of productive workforce obtain good remuneration.
      4. To provide facilities with linkages for school dropouts to return to mainstream and to provide non formal functional literacy
      5. To establish a mechanism for linking existing government schemes for women and to enable women to access it better.
      6. To raise awareness on issue of relevance and provide legal literacy about women rights.
      7. To set up a documentation center which will act as a clearinghouse for information of women and will work towards a system of affiliation of the organization working on the same issue
    2. To create group feeling among women.
    3. To enhance the confidence and capabilities of women.
    4. To develop collective decision making among women.
    5. To encourage habit of saving among women and facilitate the accumulation of their own capital resource base.
    6. To motivate women taking up social responsibilities particularly related to women development.
  • Type of benefit:
    1. Social Empowerment
    2. Legal Rights
    3. Health Aspects
    4. Non-Formal functional Literacy
    5. Economic initiatives-Skill building/Vocational Training in Conventional and Non Conventional trades. Micro enterprise and entrepreneurship Development through Self-Help Groups.
    6. Information-Cum-Facilitation Center for information sharing and Net working Aspects.
  • Age: Irrelevant (scheme for organisations)
  • Marital Status: Irrelevant (scheme for organisations)
  • Provider: Delhi Government, Department of Women and Child Development Social Welfare Mission Convergence (SSS)
  • Address Office where it is provided: Mission Convergence, Government of NCT of Delhi, B-Wing, 1st Floor, Vikas Bhawan-II, Bela Road, Civil Lines, Delhi - 110054
  • For more information see:
    1. www.dcw.delhigovt.nic.in
    2. www.delhi.gov.in

Mobile Health Scheme

  • Objectives: To provide medical coverage in the remaining JJ Clusters / un-served areas.
  • Type of benefit: The Government of Delhi will provide hired commercial vehicle, essential drugs, vaccine and other required consumable items and the NGOs/Pvt. Hospitals has to provide trained manpower including Doctor registered with DMC, Pharmacist, Nurse, Dresser & Attendant. The NGO/ Pvt. Hospital shall pay the salary to the staff so employed. Expenditure upto 25% of the salary disbursed to the deployed staff excluding the salary of the pharmacist by the NGO/Pvt. Hospital maximum upto Rs. 10,785/- per month per mobile dispensary, will be reimbursed by the GNCT Delhi.
  • Eligibility: Voluntary Organisation/NGOs/Pvt. Hospitals serving poor people living in JJ Clusters/ un-served areas
  • Provider: Delhi Government, Directorate of Health Services
  • Address Office where it is provided: Delhi Govt. Dispensary Building, ‘B’ Block Prashant Vihar, GNCT Delhi-110085 on all working days from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM free of cost or can be downloaded from website
  • How to apply: The Prescribed Application form along with terms & conditions for allotment can be obtained from the office of CMO Incharge (Mobile Health Scheme)
  • Extra information:
    1. Vehicles start from zonal offices / peripheral hospitals/ dispensary cell district offices / NGOs offices. One mobile dispensary visits 2 JJ Clusters in a day. One vehicle covers total of 6JJ Clusters and each cluster is visited twice a week and medicines are issued for 3 days.
    2. Mobile Dispensaries For Night Shelter Dwellers also available

Swadhar (women in difficult circumstances)

  • Objectives:
    1. To address the specific vulnerability of each of group of women in difficult circumstances through a Home-based holistic and integrated approach
    2. To provide primary need of shelter, food, clothing and care to the marginalized women/girls living in difficult circumstances who are without any social and economic support
    3. To provide emotional support and counseling to such women
    4. To rehabilitate them socially and economically through education, awareness, skill up gradation and personality development through behavioral training etc.
    5. To arrange for specific clinical, legal and other support for women/girls in need of those intervention by linking and networking with other organizations in both Govt. & Non Govt. sector on case to case basis
    6. To provide for help line or other facilities to such women in distress
    7. To provide such other services as will be required for the support and rehabilitation to such women in distress
  • Type of benefit:
    1. Assistance for construction of buildings for the Centre
    2. Rent for the shelter
    3. Assistance for the management of the Centre
    4. Provision for food, shelter and clothing for the women and their children below the age of 18 years
    5. Counselling for the women in difficult circumstances
    6. Clinical, legal and other support for women in difficult circumstances who are in need of that intervention.
    7. Training for the economic rehabilitation of such women
    8. Help line facilities for such women
  • Age: Irrelevant
  • Marital Status: Irrelevant
  • Eligibility:
    1. NGOs/Centres which work with:
      1. Widows deserted by their families and relatives and left uncared near religious places where they are victims of exploitation
      2. Women prisoners released from jail and without family support
      3. Women survivors of natural disaster who have been rendered homeless and are without any social and economic support
      4. Trafficked women/girls rescued or runaway from brothels or other places or women/girl victims of sexual crimes who are disowned by family or who do not want to go back to respective family for various reasons
      5. Women victims of terrorist/extremist violence who are without any family support and without any economic means for survival
      6. Mentally challenged women (except for the psychotic categories who require care in specialized environment in mental hospitals) who are without any support of family or relatives.
      7. Women with HIV/AIDS deserted by their family or women who have lost their husband due to HIV/AIDS and are without social/economic support
      8. Similarly placed women in difficult circumstances
    2. The implementing organizations must fulfill the following eligibility conditions:
      1. The organisation should be registered under law and must have a properly constituted Managing Body with its powers, duties and responsibilities clearly defined and laid down in its Constitution
      2. The organization must not work for the profit of any individual or body of individuals
      3. It should ordinarily have three years experience after its registration.
      4. Its financial position should be sound
      5. It should have facilities, resources, experience and personnel to initiate the scheme for which assistance is sought
  • Provider: National Government, Ministry of Women & Child Development implemented by different NGOs through state funding
  • Address Office where it is provided: Department of Women & Child Development, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi-110001 through Registered Post/Speed Post.
  • How to apply: The project proposals under the scheme shall be received in prescribed format (Annexure –I) through the State Govts/UT Admns. The State Govt/UT Administration shall submit its Appraisal Report and recommendations as per the format prescribed (Annexure-II). The Utilisation Certificate and Progress Report shall be submitted in formats prescribed in Annexure III and IV. A few suggestive models for the preparation of project proposals have been indicated in Annexure V. These are only illustrative. The implementing organizations may submit other innovative proposals according to the specific needs of the women in difficult circumstances as defined to achieve the objectives of the scheme. The project proposal complete in all aspects as mentioned above shall be submitted to Joint Secretary, Women Development Bureau
  • Which documents are required to apply for the Scheme: Grants for the construction of the building shall be sanctioned on production of the following documents: a) Layout, architectural and structural plan of the building approved by the local authority. b) Detailed estimate of construction duly verified by the District Superintending Engineer/ Civil Engineer. c) Any other document that the Sanctioning Committee may deem fit. d) Proof of ownership of land e) Land documents f) Non encumbrance certificate of the land.
  • For more information see:
    1. www.wcd.nic.in/SchemeSwadhar

Community Based Computer Assisted Vocational Training

  • Objectives:
    1. To support initiatives of women self-help groups, NGOs, RWAs etc launching community based skill training and entrepreneurship development centers which provide multi skill training in various trades/crafts to the women beneficiaries like computer assisted textile designing, computer literacy, computer designed woolen, garment making etc.
    2. To create an environment through positive economic and social policies for full development of women to enable them to realize their full potential
    3. To promote equal access to participation and decision making of women in social and economic life of the nation
    4. To mainstream a gender perspective in the development process
    5. To build and strengthen partnership with civil society particularly women’s organizations
    6. To undertake activities of self-reliance and economic rehabilitation by way of optimizing use/benefits of women self-help groups, NGOs and other support agencies
    7. To upgrade vocational skills and engage into gainful employment as to supplement their income etc.
  • Type of benefit: The state govt. will assist such groups with procurement of computers, stationary, and one time contingency grants around Rs. 10,000/- lump sum per center. The group / NGO will however pay for the instructor’s remuneration through contributions.
  • Age: 18 years or older
  • Marital Status: Irrelevant
  • Eligibility: Women self-help groups such as Gender Resource Centres, Stree Shakti Camps
  • Provider: Delhi Government, Department of Women and Child Development
  • Address Office where it is provided:
    1. 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
  • For more information see:
    1. www.wcddel.in

Financial Assistance to Persons with Special Needs

  • Objectives:
    1. To provide rehabilitation and meeting day to day expenses of persons with special needs
    2. To provide Social security by way of financial assistance to disabled persons in the age group of 0-60 years.
  • Type of benefit: Rs. 1,500/- p.m. remitted on quarterly (3 months each) basis.
  • Age: 0-60 years
  • Marital Status: Irrelevant
  • Eligibility:
    1. Includes persons with blindness, low vision, loco motor disability, hearing impaired, leprosy cured, cerebral palsy, autism, mental retardation, mental illness
    2. Family income should not be more than Rs. 75,000/- p.a. from all sources
    3. Resident of Delhi for at least five years prior to applying.
    4. Disability of the applicant should not be less than 40% (35 % disability in cases of mental disability)
    5. The Medical Board of Govt. Hospital should issue the disability certificate
    6. The applicant is not a recipient of any such assistance from another sourceM
  • Provider: Delhi Government, Social Welfare Department
  • Address Office where it is provided: Department of Social Welfare, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, GLNS Complex,Delhi, Gate,New Delhi-110001
  • How to apply: Workers do not need to apply
  • Which documents are required to apply for the Scheme:
    1. Applicant must attach copy of Bank Passbook with A/c.No. and copy of any one document listed under the revised Financial Assistance to Persons with Special Needs Rules ,2009 as a proof of income and age
    2. Application form (in prescribed format) for financial assistance is available from GRC-SK, Deputy Commissioner’s Office (District Resource Center), Office of the District Social Welfare Officer, Area MLA/MP, Head-Quarter of Social Welfare Department. Application form may be downloaded from the official website of department of Social Welfare or ‘Samajik Suvidha Sangam’. The recommendation of the area MLA/MP or Gazetted Officer of State /Central Govt. is necessary.
  • For more information see: The Assistance is remitted into the Bank account through ECS system of R.BI
    1. www.delhi.gov.in
    2. www.delhi.gov.in

Financial assistance to Transgender Community

  • Type of benefit: Financial support of 1000/- p.m.
  • Age: 18 years and older
  • Marital Status: Irrelevant
  • Eligibility:
    1. Transgender individuals
    2. Residents of Delhi for at least 3 years.
    3. Transgender individuals are also be eligible for "Annashree Yojana" Scheme of Delhi Govt.
  • Provider: Delhi Government, Social Welfare
  • Address Office where it is provided: Department of Social Welfare, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, GLNS Complex,Delhi, Gate,New Delhi-110001
  • How to apply: Workers do not need to apply
  • For more information see:
    1. www.delhi.gov.in/wps/wcm
    2. www.drive.google.com