Girl child education: A Central Govt. Scheme to provide Incentives to Girls for Secondary Education

Name of the scheme: National Scheme of Incentives to Girls for Secondary Education

Purpose: The main purpose of this scheme is to promote enrolment of girl child between the age group of 14 and18 years at secondary stage, especially those who passed Class VIII and to encourage the secondary education of such girls. This is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme.


  • All girls from SC/ST who have passed class VIII
  • Girls, who have passed class VIII examination from Kastrurba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (irrespective of whether they belong to Scheduled Castes or Tribes) and enroll for class IX in State/UT Government, Government-aided or local body schools.
  • Age criteria- Girls should be below 16 years of age ( as on 31st March) on joining class IX
  • Married girls, girls studying in private un-aided schools and enrolled in schools run by Central Government like KVS, NVS and CBS affiliated Schools are excluded.


An amount of Rs. 3,000/- would be deposited in a public sector bank or in post office in the name of eligible girls as fixed deposit. The girls will be entitled to withdraw the amount along with interest after reaching 18 years of age and on passing class X examination. However, no premature withdrawal is allowed.

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