Kalyana scheme for BC girls too: Ramanna

Kalyana scheme for BC girls too: Ramanna
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BC Welfare Minister Jogu Ramanna has said that the prestigious Kalyana Laxmi scheme of the State government will be implemented for the Backward Class (BC) and Economically Backward Class (EBC) girls too with retrospective effect from April 1, 2016.

Hyderabad: BC Welfare Minister Jogu Ramanna has said that the prestigious Kalyana Laxmi scheme of the State government will be implemented for the Backward Class (BC) and Economically Backward Class (EBC) girls too with retrospective effect from April 1, 2016.

  • 58,820 brides to be benefited

Inaugurating a website for the Kalyana Laxmi scheme on Friday at his chambers in the Secretariat, Ramanna said that the scheme would be applicable to the brides who completed 18 years and belong to Telangana. Brides, whose parents’ annual income does not exceed Rs.1.5 lakh in rural areas and Rs 2 lakh in urban area, are eligible.

“This year the government has allotted Rs 300 crore for the scheme and 58,820 brides will be benefited. One has to apply online for the scheme at http://epasswebsite.cgg.gov,” said the minister. The birth certificate, caste certificate and income certificate acquired within six months of the marriage, have to be submitted.

The brides also have to upload a Xerox copy of their bank pass book along with a photograph, wedding card and a marriage registration certificate issued before completion of one month of the marriage. The benefit will be applicable to bride for only one time. The District BC Welfare Department officials would deposit the amount in the brides’ bank account after thorough examination of certificates.

Seeking the cooperation of people in implementing the scheme without any irregularities, Ramanna made it clear that adequate steps would be taken to implement the scheme perfectly. Later, the Minister released the logo of BC Residential School. BC Welfare Department Principal Secretary Somesh Kumar, Commissioner GD Aruna and Secretary of BC Residential Schools Mallaiah Bhattu were also present.

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