To promote enrollment of girl child in the age group of 14-18 at secondary stage, especially those who passed Class VIII and to encourage the secondary education of such girls, the Centrally Sponsored Scheme, National Scheme of Incentives to Girls for Secondary Education was launched in May, 2008.
A sum of Rs. 3,000/- is deposited in the name of eligible girls as fixed deposit. The girls are entitled to withdraw the sum along with interest thereon on reaching 18 years of age and on passing 10th class examination.
Nominations shall be made by schools to the state governments/UTs which will then be forward to the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
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