Bihar Mukhyamantri Kanya Utthan Yojana 2018 Application Form / Eligibility Criteria

August 4, 2018 | By Lekhraj | Filed in: News.

The state government of Bihar has launched Bihar Mukhyamantri Kanya Utthan Yojana to provide financial assistance to the girls to stop child marriage in the state. Under this scheme, govt. will provide Rs. 5000 on the birth of a girl child, Rs. 10000 after completion of inter school examinations (unmarried) and Rs. 25000 on passing graduation degree. This ambitious girls welfare scheme will benefit around 1.6 crore girls per year.

Bihar Mukhyamantri Kanya Utthan Yojana 2018

The important features and highlights of Mukhyamantri Kanya Utthan Yojana are as follows:-

  • Bihar govt. will now spend Rs. 54,100 on each girl from the time of their birth up to their graduation apart from the existing schemes like scholarship, bi-cycle scheme, Students Credit Card etc.
  • Now the state govt. will spend an enhanced amount of Rs. 300 for sanitary napkins (previously Rs. 150).
  • The state govt. will give incentives to the girls as follows:-
    • Birth (Rs 5,000) – All the girls on their birth will now get Rs. 5000 (previous amount was Rs. 2000).This amount will be given as follows:-
      • Bihar Govt. will provide first installment of Rs. 2000 at the time of birth of girl child.
      • The state govt. will provide second installment of Rs. 1000 to the child once she turns 1 years old. For this amount, every 1 year old child must possess her biometrics linked with Aadhaar Number.
      • Final Installment of Rs. 2000 will be given at the time of completion of immunization.
      • These incentives will help in achieving the target of complete immunization and aadhaar linkage.
    • Passing Intermediate Exams (Rs. 10,000) – Under Mukhyamantri Kanya Utthan Yojana, a girl will get Rs. 10,000 as incentive on passing intermediate examination. To avail this amount there is a pre-condition that the girl is unmarried. Married girls are not entitled to avail this benefit. This step will help in preventing child marriage.
    • Passing Graduation Degree (Rs. 25,000) – For this incentive, a girl must have passed graduation degree from any institution. Moreover, these incentives are not subject to any precondition for marriage. All girls either married or unmarried can avail these benefits as at the time of passing graduation, a girl becomes major.

Increase in Uniform Rates – Class I to XII Girls

Bihar govt. will now increase the uniform rates for girls of class 1st to 12th girls. The rate is now increased approx. Rs. 200 to Rs. 500.

Category Previous Rates New Rates
1-2 Class Rs. 400 Rs. 600
3-5 Class Rs. 500 Rs. 700
6-8 Class Rs. 700 Rs. 1000
9-12 Class Rs. 1000 Rs. 1500

Till date, govt. spends Rs. 840 crore p.a on girl’s education, health and social welfare schemes. Now govt. will spend another Rs. 1400 crore under Mukhyamantri Kanya Utthan Yojana 2018. Thus the total amount which the govt. will spend for overall development of girls is now Rs. 2240 crore.

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