Wednesday, February 29, 2012

[ZESTCaste] Dr. D. Purandeswari Launches Portal for Implementation of NSIGSE

28-February, 2012 17:03 IST
Dr. D. Purandeswari Launches Portal for Implementation of NSIGSE

Dr. D. Purandeswari, Minister of State for Human Resource Development
launched a web portal for implementation of the National Scheme of
Incentive to Girls for Secondary Education (NSIGSE) here today. Also
present were Smt. Anshu Vaish, Secretary, Department of School
Education & Literacy and Shri A.K. Gupta Executive Director, Canara

The Centrally Sponsored Scheme 'National Scheme of Incentive to Girls
for Secondary Education" was launched in May 2008 with the objective
to establish an enabling environment to reduce the drop-outs and to
promote the enrolment of girl child belonging mainly to SC/ST
communities in secondary schools. As per the scheme, a sum of Rs.
3,000 is deposited in the name of eligible girls as fixed deposit, who
are entitled to withdraw it along with interest threon reaching 18
years of age and after passing out in 10th class examination. The
scheme covers (i) all girls belonging to SC/ST communities , who pass
class VIII and (ii) all girls who pass VII examination from Kasturba
Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (irrespective of whether they belong to
SC/ST) and enroll in class IX in Government, Government –aided and
local Body schools. 100% funds are provided by the Central Government
for the Scheme. Canara bank is the implementing agency for the scheme.

Sanctions covering 843026 girls from 26 states/UTs have so far been
issued since launch of the scheme in May 2008 involving an expenditure
of Rs. 252.90 crore. Approximately 105000 beneficiary girls have
become eligible to receive the maturity amount and are being paid the
incentive amount subject to fulfilling the conditions.

The Canara Bank has developed a web based portal to implement the
scheme. The portal will facilitate on line submission of data of the
beneficiaries and on line disbursement of the amount on the day of the
maturity into their accounts directly after certification by the State
Nodal Officer on line that the beneficiary is 18 years old and passed
class X examination.

With the operationalization of the web portal, the proposals under the
scheme will be submitted by the State Governments on line. This will
eliminate the possibility of feeding incorrect data and bank account
numbers which was the major cause for delay in the processing of the
proposals and ensure error free entry of data and timely release of
funds. The on-line system will also ensure total transparency and
quicker disbursement of benefits to the beneficiary girls and on time
submission of proposals by the State Governments.

(Release ID :80578)


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