About the Scheme:

Kanyashree Prakalpa is an initiative of Government of West Bengal to provide financial assistance to the girls, aged of 13-18 who belong to the economically backward classes.

The scheme was founded by Hon’bel Chief Minister of West Bengal Sushri Mamata Banarejee on 8th March 2013 and the scheme was publicized on 14th August 2013 by a state wide events and awareness programs.

The Scheme goes much beyond financial enablement – its communication strategy not only builds awareness of the scheme, but includes adolescent-friendly approaches like events, competitions and Kanyashree clubs, and the endorsement of strong women figures as role models to promote social and psychological empowerment.

Objective of the Scheme: The objective of this scheme is to provide financial assistance to the girls who belong to the poor families so that they can pursue a higher education and to stop untimely marriage of girls. It has been given international recognition by the United Nations Department of International Development and the UNICEF.


The annual scholarship is for unmarried girls aged 13–18 years enrolled in class VIII-XII in government recognized regular or equivalent open school or vocational / technical training courses.


Annual Scholarship: Annual incentive of Rs. 1000/- to be paid annually to the girls in the age group of 13 to 18 years (studying in Class VIII equivalent or above for every year that they remain in education, provided they are unmarried at the time).

One Time Grant: One-Time Grant of Rs. 25,000/-, to be paid after a girl turns 18, provided that she was engaged in an academic or occupational pursuit and was unmarried.

How to Enroll under Kanyashree Prakalpa

Kanyashree Prakalpa is a onetime registration. The fresh forms (K1) are available at all the schools and Colleges which are registered under Kanyashree portal, for further details students are requested to contact the head of the institute.

How to register a grievance:

Steps 1 go to web page :

Step 2 click on register your Grievance

Steps 3 provide your application id and year. For example if you want to know the status for the year 2019 then provide year as 2019-2020

Where to contact for claim related issue

If the students want to contact the staff of Kanyashree Prakalpa for claim related issue, the following Escalation matrix is to be followed

Level 1
Office Staff to be contacted
School Office Nodal Teacher
Level 2
Office Staff to be contacted
Office of The Block Development Officer if the institute is located in rural area Data Manager Kanyashree Prakalpa of respective block
Office of The Sub-Divisional Officer if the institute is located in Municipality area Data Manager Kanyashree Prakalpa of respective SDO
Level 3
Office Staff to be contacted
Office Of The District Magistrate

Kanyashree and Rupashree Section

Top Floor Treasury Building


District Nodal Officer Kanyashree Prakalpa, Accountant Prakalpa