NOTIFICATION

No. F 8(1)/FAS/GCPR/DSW/06-07/-

In supercession of Girl Child Protection Scheme, 2006 published in the gazette notification no. F8 (1)/FAS/GCPR/DSW/06-07/22033-043 dated 07.08.06, the Lt. Governor of Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi is pleased to make the following rules for protection of Girl Child.

1. Short Title and Commencement:

a.       These rules may be called ‘Delhi Ladli Scheme Rules, 2008’.

b.      These rules shall come into force from January 1, 2008

c.      Other deposits vis--vis education of the girl children will be implemented from the academic session 2008-09.

2. Aims and Objectives:

1.      To enhance the social status of a girl child in the society as well as in the family;

2.      To ensure proper education and to make the girl child self-reliant;

3.      To ensure economic security for the child;

4.    To protect the child from discrimination and deprivation.

3. Competent Authority:

1.      The District Social Welfare Officer of the concerned District shall be the Competent Authority for verification of the content of the application and initial sanction. The Competent Authority may satisfy himself about the contents of the application by conducting spot verification or otherwise through the departmental investigator or other official or ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) employed by the Health Department or Anganwadi worker specially deputed for the said purpose. 

2.      For the subsequent sanctions when the child is admitted in Class I, VI, IX, XII and also passes Class X, the District Social Welfare Officer shall be the competent and sanctioning authority, after the names of eligible children is provided by the Department of Education by means of a certified list by Head of School.

4. Characteristics of Financial Assistance:

The competent Authority may, subject to the provisions of these rules, release grant, in the form of a long-term Fixed Deposit,

i)        Payment of Rs. 6000/- if the girl child is born in a Hospital/ Nursing Home in the NCT of Delhi.

ii)      Payment of Rs. 5000/- if the girl child is born outside the above mentioned Hospitals/ Nursing Homes/institutions.

iii)     Payment of Rs. 5000/- on admission of the child in Class I.

iv)    Payment of Rs. 5000/- on admission of the child in Class VI.

v)      Payment of Rs. 5000/- on admission of the child in Class IX.

vi)    Payment of Rs. 5000/- on the child’s passing the Class X.

vii)   Payment of Rs. 5000/- on admission of the child in Class XII.

1.      The long term fixed deposit receipts granted under the above mentioned rules shall be made in the name of the girl child, encashable only after the said girl child has attained the age of eighteen years, has passed Class X as a regular student or has taken admission in Class XII.

2.      The onus for getting the subsequent periodical fixed deposits will be on the parents/ guardians of the child and shall be made only when the parents/guardians produce the report card and attendance/ admission certificate from a Govt./MCD/NDMC or Govt. recognized school.

3.      The financial assistance shall be restricted up to two girl children in a family.

4.      In case of the death of girl child before attaining the age of eighteen years, the long term fixed deposit receipt shall be forfeited and deposited back in the treasury of the Government.

5.      No loan or other credit facility can be extended on the long term fixed deposit receipt.

6.      The long term fixed deposit receipt shall be non- transferable/ non-refundable and ineligible for pre-mature encashment.

5. Eligibility conditions for financial assistance:

A) For girl children born on or after 01.01.08

a.       The applicant must be a bonafide resident of the National Capital Territory of Delhi for at least three years preceding the date of application;

b.      The girl child must have been born in Delhi as shown by the birth certificate issued by Registrar (Births & Deaths).

c.       The annual income of the parents of the child should not exceed Rs. 1,00,000/-;

 

B) For all other girl children in Delhi

        Who are currently studying in a Govt./MCD/NDMC or Govt. recognized school in Delhi,

        Who were born in Delhi as shown by the birth certificate issued by Registrar (Births & Deaths),

        Who have been admitted in Classes I, VI, IX, or XII or passed Class X in the academic year 2008-09 onwards,

        Whose parents have been residing in Delhi for at least 3 years prior to the date of application,

        Whose parents’ income is less than Rs. 1,00,000/- per annum,

        All such girl children shall receive payments of Rs. 5,000/- in the form of long-term fixed deposits.

        The above-mentioned deposits shall be encashable only after the child attains 18 years and has at least passed Class X.

6. Application for financial assistance:

1.      An application for the financial assistance under these rules shall be submitted to the Competent Authority, which may be obtained from the office of the Competent Authority or from the office of the Deputy Director (FAS), Department of Social Welfare, G.L.N.S. Complex, Delhi Gate, New Delhi or electronically downloaded from official website.

2.      The parents of the girl child shall submit the application within one year from the date of birth of the child or 90 days from the date of admission, as applicable. However, District Social Welfare Officer shall be the competent authority to relax the above time limit depending on the merits of the individual cases.

3.      The following documents shall be attached with the application: -

a.      A copy of ration card or voter identity card or any other document as a proof of residence, which clearly shows at least 3 years of residence in Delhi;

b.      The birth certificate of the girl child issued by the Registrar (Births and Deaths) of National Capital Territory of Delhi;

c.      A joint photograph of the parents and the girl child should be pasted on the application form;

d.      A self-declaration by the parents regarding their annual income.

e.      Admission certificate from Govt./MCD/NDMC or Govt. recognized school.

 

7. Procedure for release of financial assistance:-

1.      The Deptt. of Education will provide a district-wise list of all the girls who are admitted in Class I, VI, IX & XII or passed Class X in schools run by Deptt. of Education/MCD/NDMC schools and recognized schools in Delhi to the Deptt. of Social Welfare or Deptt. Of Women and Child Development.

2.      The Competent Authority shall forward a copy of the sanction order issued by it under these rules, along with a copy of the application to the bank authorized for this purpose for issuing a long term fixed deposit receipt of rupees six/ five thousand or subsequent payments, as the case may be, in the name of the girl child.

3.      The long term fixed deposit receipt shall be given to the applicant and a scanned copy of the long term fixed deposit receipt shall be maintained in an electronic depository by the Competent Authority or any agency designated by the Government for this purpose.

4.      The authorized bank shall provide a copy of the long-term fixed deposit receipt to the Competent Authority.

5.      On the maturity of the long term fixed deposit receipt, that is, on attaining the age of eighteen years and having attended the school up to Class XII as a regular student and passed Class X, the accumulated amount will be paid to the girl child through an account payee cheque in her name.

6.    The Competent Authority shall reconcile the expenditure with the concerned authorized banks after every six months.

 

8. Tenure and renewal of long term fixed deposit receipt:

1.            The long term fixed deposit receipts shall be renewable at every subsequent stage of deposit.

2.            At the time of renewal, a certificate of the beneficiary girl being alive and studying in a regular school as above shall be obtained from the school authorities of the girl child duly attested by the Principal/Head of the school.

3.            The onus of producing such certificate will be on the parents/ guardian of the child.

4.      The Competent Authority will issue sanction order on the renewal slip and submit the list of beneficiaries to authorized bank along with the cheque.

9. Change of Address:

The applicant shall intimate any change of address along with proof to the Competent Authority within one month of such change.

10. Other Stipulations:-

 If a girl child born on or after 01.01.08 applies to the Deptt. at a later stage, within the prescribed time and she fulfills the eligibility criteria, she shall be entitled only to release of those payments which are due to her from the stage she joins the scheme.

11. Appellate Authority:-

In case of grievances, the applicant may appeal to the Director, Department of Social Welfare for redressal of his/ her grievance in this regard and the decision of the Director shall be final.

 

This issues in pursuance of Cabinet Decision No.1292 circulated vide letter No.F.3/3/2004-GAD/CN-4166-4177 dated 1.11.2007 of the Secretary to the Cabinet.

 

By order and in the name of the

Lt. Governor of the National

Capital Territory of Delhi

 

 

(Jayshree Raghuraman)

Secretary (Social Welfare)

No. F8 (1)/FAS/GCPR/DSW/06-07/                                           Dated:

Copy forwarded for information to:-

1.      Secretary to the Lt. Governor of Govt. of NCT of Delhi

2.      Secretary to the Chief Minister, Govt. of NCT of Delhi

3.      Secretary to the Speaker of Delhi Legislative Assembly, Delhi

4.      Secretary to the Dy. Speaker of Delhi Legislative Assembly, Delhi

5.      Secretary to the Minister- Food & Supply, Govt. of NCT of Delhi

6.      Secretary to the Minister- Finance, Govt. of NCT of Delhi

7.      Secretary to the Minister- Industries, Govt. of NCT of Delhi

8.      Secretary to the Minister- Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi

9.      Secretary to the Minister- Health & family Welfare, Govt. of NCT of Delhi

10.  Secretary to the Minister- Social Welfare, Govt. of NCT of Delhi

11.  Private Secretary to the Chief Secretary, Govt. of NCT of Delhi

12.  All Secretaries- Education, Finance, Health, Urban Development

 

 

(Jayshree Raghuraman)

Secretary (Social Welfare)