SOCIAL SECURITY SCHEMES
  • Kanya Jagrit Joti Scheme was launched in 1996-97 in Punjab State.
  • The girl child born on or after 26.01.96 in the families living below     poverty line or annual income below Rs. 20,000/- are covered     under this scheme.
  • The family of the beneficiary will adopt two child family norm and     only two girl children of the family will be covered under the     scheme.
  • The main objective of the scheme is to uplift the social status of     girls and to reduce school drop out. The beneficiaries will have to     study upto matric.
  • An amount of Rs.5000/- is deposited with the L.I.C. in the name of     beneficiary.
  • When the girl child attains the age of six years, she will get     Rs.1200/- per annum as scholarship upto 12 years and this amount     will be increased to Rs.2400/- from 12 years to 18 years for her     studies.
  • 26200 beneficiaries have been covered up to 31-3-2006
  • During the year 2005-06 there was a budget provision of Rs.     200.00 lac, expenditure is Rs. 200.00 lac and 4000 beneficiaries     have been covered under the scheme.
  • A budget provision of Rs. 200.00 lac is earmarked for the year     2006-07.

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