National Scheme of Incentives to Girl Child for Secondary Education (NSIGSE)

The National Scheme of Incentive for the Girls of Secondary Education aims to enable girls coming from a deprived financial background to complete their secondary education. It was launched in May 2008 and it seeks to increase the enrolment of the girl child at the secondary stage of Education by providing financial assistance and other facilities.

Aims and Objectives

The main aims and objectives of the scheme are as follows:

To Encourage Women’s Participation

It ensures that every girl child gains access to universal education.

To Safeguard Girl Child

The scheme safeguards the girl child against practices such as female infanticide and foeticide.

To Encourage Community Participation

It encourages community participation to promote the welfare of the girl child.

To Promote Women’s Education

It aims to increase the literacy rate of girls and women across the country.

To Bring Societal Change

It trains government authorities and employees to bring positive societal change.

To Prevent Child Marriage

The scenes prevent child marriage of girls thereby safeguarding them from physical, mental, and domestic harassment.

To Reduce Gender Inequality

It aims to remove gender equality from the Indian society through financial and educational aid to families of the girl child.


The main benefits of this scheme are as follows:

Financial Aid

The Rajasthan government will provide financial assistance under this scheme of a total amount of Rs. 1 lakh for the girl’s marriage.

Provision of Subsidy

The beneficiaries will receive the subsidy in their account at the time fixed by the government.

Grants Benefits

The government grants benefits by providing financial assistance to the parents when the first girl child is born.

Allotted Funds

The State Government allocates funds of Rs. 2221 crore to implement this scheme for the benefit of the girl child of the state.

Sustainable Growth

The main aim of this scheme is to create sustainable growth for all the girl children that further helps with improving their standard of living in society.

In India, there are still many societies where a patriarchal system is prevalent. The SRB or sex ratio at birth accounts for an estimated 896: 1000 for females and males respectively. The difference in this ratio is not a normal occurrence mainly due to the societies following patriarchy even in the modern age. In the past few decades, the government has paid more attention to the life of a girl child and various schemes have been developed and implemented to foster the welfare of the girl child. The National Scheme of Incentives to Girl Child for Secondary Education (NSIGSE) mainly aims to foster and encourage the promotion of the welfare of the girl child across the country.

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