The central government has started a scheme to provide education to all the country’s people. This scheme is to increase the established respect of the country. The scheme name is Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya Yojana. The central government started this scheme in 2004 to provide education to girls. The girl children of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes and people of rural areas will get benefits of the scheme.
The Central Government started this scheme as a separate scheme for the first two years, in sync with Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, National Program for providing primary level education for girls and Mahila Samakhya Yojana. But the Government of India merged the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan into a separate litigation room on 1 April 2007.
About Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya Yojana:
This Yojana is an essential scheme run by the Government of India. Due to the Kasturba Gandhi Vidyalaya scheme, all the backward classes of the country and the scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, other backward classes, minority communities and girls below the poverty line living in the villages will get free education.
Objectives of the Scheme:
The following are the objectives of the scheme.
- To provide free education to all girls.
- Providing housing for the all-girl child.
- To provide free books and educational material for girls.
- This scheme offers quality elementary education through residential schools for girls living in difficult conditions.
- To motivate the parents/guardians of the girl child to send the girls to the schools.
- Particular focus on girls belonging to caste or communities moving from one place to another.
- To give the girls free school uniforms, sweaters, shoes, socks, etc.
- Pay attention to girls out of school (unenrolled) and above ten years of age.
- Providing daily use items etc., to the girl child.
- The government will deposit Rs.100/- every month in the personal bank account of the girl child so that she can meet some of her needs.
Where can we establish a school under Kasturba Gandhi Vidyalaya Yojana?
The following are the situations to establish a school under this scheme.
- We can establish a school under the scheme in the country, where the population of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes and Minorities is more.
- The female literacy rate is meagre, and the number of girls not going to school is very high.
- You can also establish a school with low female literacy rates in areas.
- Such areas in India are small and scattered residences, and it is impossible to establish a school there.
Features of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya Scheme:
The Government of India will implement the plan by 2020. Central and state governments will contribute 75% and 25% respectively in the budget for this scheme.
How much reservation is there in KGBV Yojana?
According to the report of the Central Government, at least 75 per cent of seats in the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya Yojana are for the scheduled castes and tribes.
The government will reserve these seats for girls from backwards and minority classes. While the remaining 25% are for the girl child of the family living below the poverty line.
What is the new rule under KGBV Yojana?
To make the Government of India’s Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme meaningful, now education up to 12th (Inter) will be available in Kasturba Gandhi Girls Residential School.
What is the average salary of staff in Kasturba Schools?
The Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya staff salary depends on the position of the staff. The staff with less than one year of experience will get up to 1.8L per year, and the employees with more experience will get 2-4 Lakh per year.