Kanya Sumangala Yojana 2024

Understand how the Kanya Sumangala Yojana helps girls in India.
Kanya Sumangala Yojana
4 min
25-April-2024

Over the past decade or two, the role of women in Indian society has been gradually evolving. Traditionally, women have been denied equal opportunities for development. Discriminatory practices, reflected in a skewed sex ratio, have denied equal fundamental rights to women and girls. Efforts have been made in the recent past at various levels to elevate the status of women in the public and private domains and improve the mindset of people in general.

On the governmental level, numerous schemes aimed at safeguarding the rights of women and improving their quality of life have been implemented, like the Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana and the Mukhyamantri Kanya Sumangala Yojana.

The Mukhyamantri Kanya Sumangala Yojana is an initiative of the government of Uttar Pradesh to foster the healthy development of a girl child and provide social security from a young age.

In this article, we will discuss the primary objectives and goals of the scheme, its eligibility, features, the process of applying for the benefits, and the documentation required.

What is Mukhyamantri Kanya Sumangala Yojana

The Mukhyamantri Kanya Sumangala Yojana is a flagship scheme of the government of Uttar Pradesh. It was launched in October 2019 and utilises monetary assistance to safeguard the proper health and care of girl children in the state. With cash transfers, the objective is to curb social evils and promote equal opportunities. The scheme provides monetary assistance of Rs. 15,000 to every family where a girl is born if they ensure proper healthcare and education for the child.

Eligibility for Kanya Sumangala Yojana

For receiving benefits under the scheme, here are the main criteria:

  • The beneficiary family should be permanent residents of Uttar Pradesh and have documentation proof of the same.
  • The annual family income should be less than Rs. 3 lakh.
  • Accounts under the scheme have to be opened within 6 months after a girl child is born.
  • In one family, a maximum of 2 daughters are eligible for receiving benefits under the scheme.
  • The beneficiary family must not have more than 2 child.
  • The scheme also includes criteria for special situations like adoption. If a family has adopted a girl child, they will also be eligible for benefits under the Kanya Sumangala Yojana.
  • Another pioneering criterion laid out in the scheme is that if a family has twin girls first, the third girl child would also be eligible for benefits.

Documentation required

Have the following documentation handy if you want to apply for benefits under the scheme:

  • Ration card with the girl child’s name
  • A self-certified certificate of annual family income
  • A recent photograph of the child
  • Aadhaar card (or other identification documents) of the girl child, parents, and/or guardians
  • Passbook of the bank account
  • Adoption certificate (if applicable)

How to apply for Kanya Sumangala Yojana

The step-by-step process of applying for the Kanya Sumangala Yojana:

Step 1: The first step is to register the girl child by visiting the official scheme portal at https://mksy.up.gov.in/women_welfare/citizen/guest_login.php.

Step 2: After reading the terms & conditions, you can tick ‘I agree’ and click the ‘Continue’ button.

Step 3: After this, a new pop-up will ask you for more information about the applicant, including mobile number, relationship with the applicant, and district, and ask you to set a password for your account. Fill out all the requisite fields and click ‘Send SMS OTP’ after completing the captcha verification.

Step 4: Enter the OTP to complete the registration and log in to your account

Step 5: Another registration form will be available after logging in.

Step 6: Submit the form for Kanya Sumangala Yojana and upload all the required documents to complete your registration

Special features of the Kanya Sumangala Yojana

As previously mentioned, the Mukhyamantri Kanya Sumangala Yojana has several standout features that work towards ensuring inclusiveness in the welfare program. Some of these are mentioned below:

  • A girl child born after 1st April 2019 is entitled to receive the full benefit amount.
  • A girl child born before 1st April 2019 can also receive benefits, but they are only entitled to a part of the benefit amount in the Kanya Sumangala Yojana.
  • The benefits are directly transferred to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries.
  • The payouts under the scheme are made in instalments, or phases, based on set milestones like birth, admission, and promotion to certain grades.

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Different levels of implementation of Kanya Sumangala Yojana

Phase

Milestone

Benefit amount (2019)

Benefit amount (2024)

I

Birth of a girl child

Rs. 2,000

Rs. 5,000

II

Full vaccination before completing 1 year

Rs. 1,000

Rs. 2,000

III

Admission to the 1st grade in school

Rs. 2,000

Rs. 3,000

IV

Admission to the 6th grade in school

Rs. 2,000

Rs. 3,000

V

Admission to the 9th grade in school

Rs. 3,000

Rs. 5,000

VI

Admission to a bachelor’s program or a diploma program after completing 10th and 12th grades

Rs. 5,000

Rs. 7,000


Recently, the Uttar Pradesh government increased the benefit amount by Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 25,000 in total for the financial year 2024-25.

Conclusion

The Kanya Sumangala Yojana serves as a symbol of empowerment for the girl child in Uttar Pradesh, illustrating the state government's dedication to promoting gender equality and social welfare. Through direct benefit transfers at significant stages in a girl's life, the program promotes healthy growth and eases financial strains on families, thereby aiding societal advancement.

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Frequently asked questions

Who is eligible for Kanya Sumangala Yojana?

In one family, two girl children are eligible for benefits under the scheme. The family income must be less than Rs. 3 lakh annually, and they should be permanent residents of Uttar Pradesh.

How much amount is given in Mukhyamantri Kanya Sumangala Yojana?

Upon launch, the Kanya Sumangala Yojana had the provision for providing financial aid of Rs. 25,000 for every girl child in a family. 

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