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Eligibility Conditions

A) Only those who fulfill the following conditions will be eligible for enrollment under the New Girl Child Protection Scheme:-
  1. Families with only single girl child or only two girls shall be eligible..

  2. Either of the parents should have undergone family planning operation on or after 01-04-2005.

  3. For Children born before 03-01-2013 the total annual income of the family of girl child shall have to be below Rs.20,000/- per annum for rural areas and Rs.24,000/- per annum for urban areas.

  4. For Children born on or after 03-01-2013 the total annual income of the family of girl child shall have to be below Rs.40,000/- per annum for rural areas and Rs.48,000/- per annum for urban areas.

  5. Families having single girl from 0-3 years of age, will be given first priority.

  6. Second priority will be for families having two girl children of whom the age of the second girl child should not be more than 3 years as on 01-04-2005.

  7. The age of the child on the date of application shall be the criteria for determining the eligibility of the child for the benefit under the scheme.

  8. Consequent to enrollment, those who fulfill conditions as prescribed shall be eligible to receive the benefits under the scheme.

  9. Girl child born after August, 2009 should get registered under RBD Act and produce birth certificate from competent authority i.e., Village Secretary/Municipality concerned.
B) Relaxation of age and formal education for Orphans, Destitutes,HIV/AIDS victims and disabled girls:-
  • Orphan will mean a girl child not having both parents. Destitutes will mean girl child from a BPL family of trafficked victims or HIV/AIDS victims etc., forsaken by their family/ parents and sheltered by govt. or recognized NGO's.

  • All such destitutes or orphans or disabled girls who have not crossed 18 years as on May, 2008 will be eligible for the benefits under Girl Child Protection Scheme.

  • The condition of formal education will be relaxed in respect of orphans, destitutes and differently abled girls, who are born before April, 2005. Those girls who do not pursue education beyond 8th class will naturally not be eligible for yearly education scholarships. They will only receive Rs.1 Lakh or Rs.30,000/- as applicable on completion of 20 years.

  • Therefore, all destitutes orphans and differently abled girls born after April, 2005 shall also necessarily be enrolled in a school & continued upto, XII class to be eligible for the benefit under GCPS.

  • Note: In case of destitute or orphan child, the head of the institutions based on a medical certificate shall ensure the birth registration is completed. In case the caste is unknown, the caste of all such children shall be recorded as "casteless".
C) Relaxation of Education, income, & Girl sibling conditions for severely Disabled Girls:-

The following special dispensation only to severely differently abled girls is extended:-

  • The girls whose disability is more than 80% shall be eligible for the benefits under Girl Child Protection Scheme provided the income of their Parents / Guardian from all sources does not exceed Rs.1.00 lakh per annum.

  • In respect of severely Disabled Girls (more than 80% disability) the condition of the Girl Child being either single or two girls alone shall not apply. A Girl with one or two male siblings will also be eligible for the benefit of Girl Child Protection Scheme.

  • The condition of formal education shall be relaxed in case of such severely disabled girls.