Balika Samridhi Yojana (BSY) Application Form
Balika Samridhi Yojana (BSY) Application Form PDF read online or download for free from the wcdhry.gov.in link given at the bottom of this article.
In the rural areas, this scheme is executed by Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and in the urban areas, the same is implemented through functionaries of the Health Department. The families qualifying for the benefits of Balika Samridhi Yojana must follow these steps for application:
- The Application forms for the same scheme are available with Anganwadi Workers (rural areas) and with the Health Functionaries (rural areas). Also, the same form can be obtained online but it is to be noted that there are different forms for rural and urban beneficiaries.
- The form must be duly filled with all the required details
- Submit the form from the same platform from which it was obtained
The candidates shall provide the following documents along with the application form to enrol into the Balika Samridhi Yojana:
- Birth Certificate of the Girl Child- issued by the hospital where the girl child was born or by the Government
- Address Proof of the parents or legal guardian– Passport, Driving License, Electricity or Telephone Bill, Voter ID Card, Ration Card or any other address proof issued by Govt. of India.
- Parents’ or Legal Guardian’s Identity Proof- Passport, PAN Card, Matriculation Certificate, Voter ID Card or any other certificate issued by Govt. of India which validates the identity of the girl child
The girl children eligible under BSY will be entitled to the following benefits:
- A post-birth grant amount of Rs.500/-.
- When the girl child born on or after 15/8/1997 and covered under BSY starts attending the school, she will become entitled to annual scholarships as under for each successfully completed year of schooling.
- Class amount of annual scholarship
- I-III Rs.300/- per annum for each class
- IV Rs.500/- per annum
- V Rs.600/- per annum
- VI-VII Rs.700/- per annum for each class
- VIII Rs.800/- per annum
- IX-X Rs.1,000/- per annum for each class
Balika Samriddhi Yojana
The Balika Samriddhi Yojana will cover both rural and urban areas in all districts in India. The Balika Samriddhi Yojana will cover girl children in families below the poverty line (BPL) as defined by the Government of India, in rural and urban areas, who are born on or after 15 August 1997.
- In rural areas, the target group can be taken as the families which have been identified to be below the poverty line in accordance with the norms specified under Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (known as such with effect from 1.4.1999), previously known as Integrated Rural Development Programme (IRDP).
- In urban areas, wherever household surveys have been conducted as per the instructions of the Government of India and lists of BPL families are prepared, such lists can be used. Wherever such lists are not prepared, the list of families covered under the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) may be followed. Where neither of these lists is available, as a rule of thumb, families living in urban slums, both recognized as well as those not recognized, may be covered. Also, families that are in the urban informal sector and working as rag-pickers, vegetable/fish and flower sellers, pavement dwellers, etc. would also be eligible. Applications may also be collected from families in non-slum areas
- The amounts mentioned above shall be deposited in an interest-bearing account to be opened in the name of the beneficiary girl child and an officer designated on this behalf by the State Government/Union Territory Administration in the nearest bank or post office. The choice of a bank or a post office for the purpose of opening the account will be of the State Government/Union Territory Administration. The account should earn the maximum possible rate of interest. In this context, the Public Provident Fund scheme or the National Savings Certificate scheme should be given the highest priority and the Savings Bank Account scheme the lowest
- In order to ensure that the maximum possible rate of interest is earned on the deposits of the benefits in the interest-bearing account, no pre-mature withdrawal shall be permitted from the account which will mature on the girl child attaining the age of eighteen years.
- On the girl child attaining eighteen years of age and on the production of a certificate from the Gram Panchayat/Municipality that she is unmarried on her eighteenth birthday, the implementing agency would authorize the bank or the post office authorities concerned to allow her to withdraw the matured amount standing in her name in the interest-bearing account.
- In the event of the girl getting married before attaining the age of eighteen years, she shall forgo the benefit of the amounts of the annual scholarships and the interest accrued thereon and shall stand entitled only to the post-birth grant amount of Rs.500/- and the interest accrued thereon. The implementing agency shall, in such an event, be entitled to withdraw the value of the matured deposit of the scholarship amounts and the interest accrued thereon and utilizes this fund to sanction the benefits prescribed under this Scheme to other eligible girl children.
- In the eventuality of the death of the girl child before attaining the age of eighteen years, the accumulated amount in her account would be withdrawn by the implementing agency for payment to other eligible beneficiaries under BSY.
You can download the Balika Samridhi Yojana (BSY) Application Form in PDF format using the link given below.