A new scheme to promote girl education of weaker section of society has been launched by the Central Government. The scheme namely ‘Incentives To Girls For Secondary Education’ has been introduced for girls belonging to the Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes.
Under this scheme, a sum of Rs. 3,000 will be deposited in the name of every SC/ST girl taking admission in class IX. The girl will be able to withdraw the same amount, provided she has attained 18 years of age and passed 10th grade as a regular student. The main objective of this scheme is to reduce the drop out rate of girls belonging to SC/ST category. To avail the benefit of this scheme, the maximum age while enrolling in class IX should be 16 years on 31st March of the admission year.