More than 50000 girls students have benefited from the Kanyashree project: In the golden jubilee ceremony, this year at Tamluk under the Purba Medinipur district situated Suvarna Jayanti Bhavan the district administration was provided grants / financial assistance to 50747 girls students under the Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme/yojana. During the ceremony, the students from class 5th to class 12th (50747 girl students) of 1058 school provided financial assistance under the Kanyashree Prakalpa scheme in which 43819 girl students were given Rs. 1000  financial assistance with the one-time payment Rs. 25000 grant to students was given. The Kanyashree project powered by the state government of West Bengal is also being appreciated I the abroad, which is a matter of pride for the state. The main objective of this scheme is that in the absence of economic crises any girl could not have left his studies in mid-way.

Benefits Of West Bengal Kanyashree Scheme

West Bengal government will help to make a career of educated girls through the Kanyashree Scheme/ yojana: After the success of Jayashree scheme by the West Bengal, the government is going to expand the program to educate women so that they can get help to make their career and to earn a living. The women and child development and social welfare minister said that the in the coming months the government will focus on expanding the Kanyashree Prakalpa yojana so that the government can increase the participation of the girls and they can understand their needs, ambitions and help it’s own empowering looking for innovative ways to help. The West Bengal government started the welfare scheme Kanyashree Prakalpa scheme in 2013 for improving the situation of girls. It is a conditional cash transfer scheme. According to the official of the department in the first half-year, the scheme was focused on the planning process to ensure effective implementation, capacity building of the enforcers, and the coverage of all eligible beneficiaries.

It is a Conditional Cash Transfer Scheme and has two components:
K1- Annual Scholarship of Rs.1000/- (One thousand only)
K2-One time Grant of Rs.25, 000/- (Twenty Five Thousand only)
Girls will be eligible for Kanyashree’s Annual Scholarship or the One-Time grant
if they are studying in any one of the following institutions:
1) In Class VIII or above in a school, Madrassah or equivalent course.
2) In a college or Vocational Training Centre, Technical Training Centre or
Industrial Training Centre
The educational institution MUST be registered in West Bengal AND
recognized by the Government of West Bengal

After Kanyashree Prakalpa scheme government of West Bengal started Yuvashree yojana: After starting the Kanyashree yojana the West Bengal government also introduced the yuvashree scheme for unemployed youths registered in the employment exchange of state. Under the scheme, the educated unemployed youths whose names are registered in the employment exchange/office, the state government will provide them monthly Rs. 1500 (fifteen hundred rupees). This yuvashree scheme was introduced by the state government in the year of 2013 and launched at Netaji Indoor Stadium of Metropolitan by the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. On this occasion, the CM said that the 1-lakh youths registered in the employment exchange would be provided 1500 rupees in the first phase, which was distributed in the same year. The CM also said that this is not the unemployment allowance / berojgari bhatta. This scheme is only started to provide assistance to the educated unemployed youths. In the next line she said that nearly 1 crore people are unemployed in the West Bengal, while the state’s total population is around eight crore. So this scheme started to give them motivation so that they can search job with no tension of money.

Mamata completed 4 years, the government is giving information about schemes now: Two tabalo were released by the Information and Culture Department of West Bengal. In this Trinamool government, the government decided to promote the achievements and plans of the state govt. Recently the state administrative authorities have been flagged to these tabalos. After completing 4 years of trinamool government in West Bengal the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee made the plan for publicized all the schemes. On the other hand, the government decided to reach in public with the help of caste the crew. The government will reach the public through folk songs and folk dances. From the villages to cities everywhere the government is promoting their work. In the campaign, through the tablo it is reported that the government scheme kanyashree prakalpa yoajan is appreciated by the UN, many of the other countries and UNESCO. The government also granted land and house to the homeless people living in the West Bengal state. The government is also saying that the Trinamool worked for the public interest. Through the tablo the govt. is telling how they are working to provide help for farmers, students, and each class of the state.

How to Apply for Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme in West Bengal

Here I am providing you information regarding applying for the kanyashree prakalpa Scheme in the West Bengal state. Through following the below-given procedure you can submit your application in the department and can get the benefits of this scheme.

The online official website of kanyashree prakalpa yojana department started the one-time password (OTP) based login system facility in website. All the registered candidates can visit to the official portal, which is now upgraded to the Kanyashree Online 2.0 for login service. This website software was started on 19 May 2015. If you are facing any problem or having any technical query you can contact the helpdesk numbers of the department or you can contact the DPMU departmental person.

What is Kanyashree 

Under the West Bengal, the Department of Department of Women Development and Social Welfare started the online website and scheme for the kanyashree prakalpa yojana which is a conditional cash transfer yojana by the state Government. This scheme has the main objective to improve the schooling system for girls in the state and to increase the number of girl students. Through it, the govt has the aim to increase the numbers of girl students in schools and can get help in their education till their legal age of marriage. This is the state government-sponsored scheme, which is started and implemented in the complete state and all the district of West Bengal

Main Components of the Kanyashree:

This scheme is parted in two sections as per the following mentioned below:

Ø First is the scholarship under which the girl students are provided Rs. 1000 (One thousand rupees) per year.

Ø Second is one time grant/payment of Rs. 25000 (twenty-five thousand rupees) to the girl students.

As per the rules and regulations, the annual scholarship is given to unmarried girl students from the age of 13 years old to 18 years old (before the marriage), which they can get from the class 8th to 12th. This scholarship scheme is only given to the girls who are studying through any of the West Bengal state government recognized school/college / educational institution on regular bases or getting any equivalent course/training/ vocational guidance or technical course.

Same as this the one time grant or payment is given to the girl student after she reached the age of 18 years old. This is only given to those girls who are having their admission or enrollment in any of the West Bengal state government recognized school/college / educational institution on the regular bases education or having the admission in any of the sports activity / vocational guidance or technical courses which must be registered under the JJ Act 2000.

There are one more condition and eligibility criteria made by the welfare department under which the girl student must be having the annual income of Rs. 1.2 lakh from all the sources. This scholarship and one-time amount are only provided to those girls who are having the complete family annual income as same of one lakh twenty thousand rupees. In case the girl is reserved under the physically handicapped (PH) category or she is not having parents the income bar is not applicable to her.

The target of the Kanyashree Scheme Beneficiary

The government has the main aim to cover all girls having a family income of 1.2 lakh rupees and having the age from 13 to 19 years old. The scheme is only provided to those girl students who are having their regular bases admission in school or college. Also, the girl who is studying through any of the registered educational institutions, which is registered under the JJ Act is provided this scheme facility. To get the one-time amount/grant the girl must be having the age 18 years as on the first April of the year 2013. As per the official reports of the department, more than 18 lakh girl students are provided the scholarship benefits, and more than 3.5 lakh girls are provided the benefits of a time grant.

Required Documents List to Apply:

Here I am providing you list of all required documents, which you have to attach with the application form to apply for the kanyashree prakalpa yojana in the West Bengal state:

Ø First you need the declaration certificate that the girl student is yet unmarried and her family income is not more than 1.2 lakh rupees annual. The applicant’s guardian or inmate of JJ Home must issue the certificate.

Ø In case the parents are not alive the applicant needs the certificate or declaration of parents being deceased. This declaration must be signed through the guardian of the applicant.

Ø Applicant also required her proof of age which must be issued by the municipal corporation/birth and death registrar office or by the head of JJ Home. The student can use the declaration in place of birth certificate.

Ø Applicant also has to attach the copy of institution enrollment which must be signed through the headmaster of school/college or by the JJ Home. In the case of PH category reservation girl students also have to attach a copy of that certificate.

Ø Applicants also need the passport size photos, which they have to attach with the hard copy application form while the time of submitting a request to get the benefits under the kanyashree prakalpa yojana in west Bengal.

Authorized Department for Kanyashree Scheme:

The declaration made by the applicant must be approved through the following department members:

Ø Any of the group A/class 1 officer of West Bengal state government or any of the central / state government officials who are posted in the permanent residence area.

Ø Can get the sign through MP (a member of parliament) / MLA (a member of legislature) of that area where the applicant is having permanent residence.

Ø You also can get the certified the declaration through the councilor of your municipal are ward or through the gram pradhan of the panchayat of your permanent residence area.

Kanyashree Yojana Application Form to Download:

There are two types of application form given to the girls as FORM K1 and FORM K2. The form K1 is used to get the benefits of an annual scholarship scheme for schooling girls and form k2 is used to get the one time grant. Visit the below-given links to download your application form now:

If you are not able to download these application forms don’t worry. These forms are also available through secondary / higher secondary schools. You can visit these schools nearest by you or in the JJ Homes to get the application form hard copy.

Bank Account for Fund Receiving:

The girl students also required the bank account. If any girl is not having the bank account yet in that case she can take help through the headmaster/headteacher of any nearby school of secondary or higher secondary level. The teacher will help her to open a new bank account so that she can get funds direct on that. In case the girl doesn’t have the bank account yet she can join the camp mode and can contact the school.

Eligibility Criteria for Kanyashree:

The girl’s students want to get the annual scholarship scheme of five hundred rupees she must be having the following things

Eligibility Criteria to get K1 money:
o A resident of West Bengal
o Between 13 and 18 years of age
o Unmarried
o Enrolled in classes VIII-XII in government recognized regular or equivalent open school or equivalent vocational/technical training

Eligibility Criteria to get K2 money:
o A resident of West Bengal
o Between 18 and 19 years of age
o Unmarried
o Enrolled in either of the institutions mentioned above.
For both K1 and K2 application, minimum Class VIII is waived if the girl is a child with special needs (disability 40% or more). In that case, you have to submit a copy of the disability certificate with the application form.

Ø Age: The girl student must be having the age from 13 years old to 18 years old for which she needs the certificate and proof. In the age proof, the student can use the birth certificate issued by the municipality office or through the gram panchayat or she also can use the certificate issued by the head of school/college where she is having an admission.

Ø Marital Status: Only an unmarried girl student can apply for an annual scholarship for which she needs the declaration by the applicant’s parent/guardian after attesting through the authorized person.

Ø Educational Qualification: The girl must be having the admission or enrollment in class 8[SUP]th[/SUP] to 12[SUP]th[/SUP] or its equivalent course in vocational or technical. The student must be having the admission receipt and attendance report through the headteacher of school collage.

Ø Income status: The student must be having the complete family annual income of 1.2 lakh rupees with the certificate. In case the girl’s parents are self-employed then they need declaration after attestation through the authorized person. If the girl comes under the PH category or parents are not alive there is no income limit made by the department.

Eligibility Criteria for Kanyashree Prakalpa scheme For one-time grant 

Ø Age: The girl must be having the age of 18 years old and having the proof as the birth certificate issued by the municipal corporation or gram pradhan or through the head of the educational institution.

Ø Marital Status: The girl must be having the unmarried marital status till the age of 18 years old for which she required the declaration by the authorized person.

Ø Educational Qualification: The girl must be having admission to any educational institution on a regular base and having the certificate of attendance and admission for it.

Ø Income Limit: The income limit is also the same for the girl she required 1.2 lakh per year from all the sources for the whole family for which she needs the certificate issued by the authorized department.

Track Application Status for Kanyashree Scheme:

After submitting the application form the students can check their application status through the below-given link. Once the fund transfers on their bank account they can get the notification through the SMS.

In the above-given link first, you have to select the year then type of scheme, applicant id number and date of birth in DD/MM/YY format. After filling this information enter the security code given on the same page and click to the submit button. Through this way, you can check the status of your application form status of kanyashree prakalpa yojana.

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  • On successful completion of training, Kanyashree girls will get employment opportunities.
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