Ladli Laxmi Scheme
The Ladli Laxmi Scheme is a flagship scheme launched in India in several states like Goa and Madhya Pradesh which aims in improving of status of girl child in the family and society. The main idea of Ladli Laxmi Scheme is to provide social and economic support to the girl child in the Indian society so that they can live with their heads held high. IN our Indian society, in many families, a girl child is not given their due respect and honour as a boy child gets right from their birth. The girl child gets discriminated in terms of financial status, education and upbringing. Hence to give a socio-economic support to those girl children, the Govt. has launched this Ladli Laxmi scheme.
Details of the Ladli Laxmi Scheme
Under the Ladli Laxmi Scheme, the Govt. will provide Rs. 1 lakh to every girl who has registered themselves in this scheme. This will be a gift, which may be utilized for the marriage of the girl. Befor this lumpsome amount, she will also be paid some amounts in instalments during her school and college education. For, the gift amount to be generated, one must complete the full process of marriage registration. This gift of Rs. 1 lakh must not be given in form of dowry. It is meant only for expenses in the girl’s marriage. The Govt. of Goa has sanctioned a corpus amount of Rs. 150 crore for this scheme, initially.
Eligibility conditions of Ladli Laxmi Scheme
There are some required conditions of eligibility for the beneficiaries to get their names enrolled in the Ladli Laxmi Scheme. After fulfilling the required conditions of eligibility, the girl children will have to fill the application form for the Ladli Laxmi Scheme and apply it. The applicant who is a girl child must be the domicile of the state either from birth or has been living in the state for more than 15 years. The maximum age limit of entering this scheme is 18 years and will be eligible to get the benefit till 40 years. The scheme is dedicated to every girl, irrespective of their religion or caste.
Its first implementation
At first, the Ladli Laxmi Scheme was launched in the state of Madhya Pradesh in the year of 2007. The state Madhya Pradesh has several problems against women like lack of women education, lack of women financial status, female infanticide, etc. The sex ratio of the state of Madhya Pradesh was also not up to the mark as the number of females to that of one thousand males was alarmingly low. So this flagship scheme was launched and made widely popular and later on several states started this project for their state women. The govt. of Goa, where the same problems were there for the women of Goa, has also implemented this women empowerment scheme in the state.
How to apply for the Ladli Laxmi Scheme
To join the Ladli Laxmi Scheme, one must collect the application form of Ladli Laxmi Scheme which is available in the concerned department of women in the state. After successful form fill up of the application form, some required documents are to be enclosed along with the application form. The required documents are passport size photographs, birth certificate to prove the domicile of the state, domicile certificate of 15 years, proof of identity, address proof, Adhaar details, marriage certificate details if married, a valid bank account, where the sanctioned money of Rs. 1 lakh will be deposited.
Power of relaxation and considerations under the Ladli Laxmi Scheme
A special committee is being formed which will administer the Ladli Laxmi Scheme in the state. It will look after the grievances and has power to consider some special cases, where eligibility conditions are not met or the applicant is not being able to submit the required documents along with the application. All modifications and decisions taken by this working committee shall be final.
|Sl. No||Attributes||Related information|
|1||Amount to be paid after beneficiary’s marriage||RS. 1 lakh|
|2||Mode of payment||Savings bank account|
|3||Age limit where beneficiary will get the benefits||18 – 40 years|
|4||Working and administrating committee||Directorate of Women and Child Development|