National Scheme of Incentive to Girls for Secondary Education
The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of School Education and Literacy is implementing ‘National Scheme of Incentive to Girls for Secondary Education (NSIGSE)’. The objective of the scheme is to establish an enabling environment to reduce the dropouts and to promote the enrolment of girl child belonging to SC/ST communities in secondary schools and ensure their retention up to the 18 years of age. The scheme covers (i) all girls belonging to SC/ST communities who pass class VIII and (ii) all girls who pass class VIII examination from Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (irrespective of whether they belong to SC/ ST) and enroll in class IX in State/ UT Government, Government-aided and Local Body schools. According to the scheme, an amount of Rs.3000/- is deposited in the name of eligible unmarried girls as a fixed deposit on enrolment in class IX, who is entitled to withdraw it along with interest thereon reaching on 18 years of age and passing class 10th class examination. The scheme is covered under the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Scheme. The scheme is on-boarded on National Scholarship Portal (NSP) since 2015-16.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is implementing Merit Scholarship Schemes for a single girl child to provide scholarships to the meritorious Single Girl Students, who are the only child of their parents. It provides Rupees Five Hundred (Rs.500/‐) per month to Single Girl Child who is pursuing further studies for class XI & XII and has passed the CBSE class Xth exam with 60% / 6.2 CGPA or more marks/grades.
Click here to read the complete response given by the Minister of State (HRD), Dr. Satya Pal Singh today in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question.
There are other scholar schemes for College and University Students offered by MHRD, UGC & AICTE
Click here to visit the National Scholarship Portal.