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Girl Child Protection Scheme (GCPS)

Girl Child Protection Scheme (GCPS) updated on 02-06-2012

The new Girl Child Protection Scheme with insurance coverage from 01-04-05 is issued vide G.O.Ms.No. 16, Dt: 05-05-2005 Women Development, Child Welfare and Disabled Welfare (JJ) Department.
Objectives of the Scheme: -

  • To eliminate prejudice against the girl child through direct investment from the Government.
  • To encourage enrolment of the girl child in school and to ensure her education at least up to the Intermediate level.
  • To encourage girls to get married only after the age of 18 years (which is the prescribed statutory limit).
  • To reduce school drop out rate among the girls.
  • To encourage parents to adopt family planning norms with two girl children.
  • To provide social and financial empowerment to the girl child.
  • Eliminate all forms of discrimination against the girl child.
  • Eliminate negative cultural attitudes and practices against girls.
  • Promote and protect the rights of the girl child and increase awareness of her needs and potential.
  • Eliminate discrimination against girls in education and provide skill development and training.
  • Eliminate discrimination against girls in health and nutrition.
  • Strengthen the role of the family in improving the status of the girl child.

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