Mukhya Mantri Kanya Suraksha Yojana
|Name of the Service||Mukhya Mantri Kanya Suraksha Yojana in Bihar|
|Beneficiaries||Citizens of Bihar|
Mukhya Mantri Kanya Suraksha Yojana was launched in 2008 in Bihar to assure both safety and security for the girl child. The objective of the scheme was to
To prevent female foeticide
To promote the birth of girl child
To ensure the rightful place of pride in the society for a girl child, her safety and security
To improve the sex ratio
To encourage registration of birth
The scheme is in operation in all 38 districts of Bihar.
Under the Mukhya Mantri Kanya Suraksha Yojana, the Government of Bihar contributes Rs.2000/- for every Girl Child belonging to the BPL category and born on or after November 22, 2007.
The amount of Rs.2000/- has been invested by Women Development Corporation, Patna, Bihar on behalf of the Government of Bihar in Fixed Deposits in UCO & IDBI Banks. On completion of 18 years, the amount equal to the maturity value will be paid to the girl child. In case of the death of a girl child during the intervening period, the amount will be paid back to Women Development Corporation, Bihar.
A girl child born on or after November 22, 2007, in Bihar
The family must hold a BPL card and Birth Registration Number and the beneficiary must come under the age group of 0-3 years.
The family can avail benefits of this scheme up to the first two girl children in the family.
Girl children born on or after 22 November 2007 will be eligible for the scheme
Domicile Certificate to prove the girl child is a resident of Bihar
The scheme is working under the Ministry of Social Welfare, Government of Bihar. However, the Women Development Corporation (WDC) is the Nodal Agency that works as the implementing authority in executing the project at the grassroots level. The Nodal Officer of the WCD works with the DPO at the District level and the CDPO at the block level. The Anganwadi worker implements the scheme at the ground level.
Those who have completed the birth registration will have to take the help of the Anganwadi workers for filling up the application, which would then be forwarded to the Block Level Officer.
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