The scheme is on the pattern of Old Age Allowance Scheme for the families having only girl child/children started from 1st January 2006. Initially Rs. 300 per month per family was given. The enrolment of families under this scheme commences from the 45th birthday of the mother and the father i.e. for 15 years. In case of the death of either of the parents, the surviving partner will get this. The Government has enhanced the rate of allowance from 300/- p.m. to 500/- p.m. and reduced the eligibility age from 55 yrs to 45 yrs w.e.f. 1.4.2007, to Rs. 1000/- per month w.e.f. 01.04.2014, to Rs. 1200/- P.M. w.e.f. 01-01-2015. The Government has increased the rates under the scheme to Rs, 1,400/- P.M per beneficiary w.e.f 1-1-2016 , Rs. 1600/- w.e.f. 01-11-2016 and Rs. 1800/- w.e.f. 01-11-2017.
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