Kasturba Gandhi Girls School

Kasturba Gandhi Girls School Scheme is the scheme started by Rajasthan Government. It is actually not the scheme but the school with the facilities of hostel and many more perks with it. The scheme helps girls from SC/ST/OBC/Handicapped and girls from open category who are from Below Poverty Line (BPL). The scheme was started in the year 2005-2006 after which many students got the privilege of getting an education. Under the scheme each category has given fixed number of seats and efforts are being made to educate as many girls as possible from SC & ST categories. Even though they have many reservations still the community is not fully developed, there are many who are still struggling to get some status in the society. And education is the only solution for this problem, by becoming educated the child can make his/her life very well and can earn that dignity which he/she is missing now. There are many more benefits in the scheme which can definitely provide a better life to the children which they didn’t have and the scheme provides free education to the girls at higher school i.e. 6th, 7th and 8th std. At present there are 200 Kasturba Gandhi Girls School are functioning and out of that 186 are fully dedicated to the SC & ST categories and remaining 14 are for Handicapped and BPL from general category girls of urban areas.

Distribution of seats:

  1. SC & ST: 75%
  2. OBC/Handicapped/BPL from General Category: 25%

Benefits of Kasturba Gandhi Girls Schools:

  • Hostel facility: Every girl in the school will get hostel facility free of cost
  • Breakfast &dinner/lunch: Under the scheme girls will get free food twice a day as per the menu
  • Stationary: Scheme also provides books and other stationaries all for free
  • Uniform and other essentials: School uniform, sweater, socks and shoes all will be provides for free
  • Free daily chores essentials: The scheme also provide daily chores essentials like Soap, Hair oil, Tooth-paste, Comb, Sanitary Napkins and Floaters
  • Stipend: Along with all these above facilities scheme also provide Rs. 100 stipend every month

Eligibility for Kasturba Gandhi Girls Schools:

  1. Girl must be from Rajasthan State
  2. Must be from reserved category (e.g. ST/SC/OBC/Handicapped/BPL from Open category)

Documents Required:

  1. Application form with one written application by the girl on blank paper
  2. Previous year marksheets
  3. Residential Proof (electricity bill, water connection bill, gas connection bill, ration card, voter id, Aadhar card, pan card or driving license)
  4. Aadhar Card of girl and all family members
  5. Caste Certificate
  6. Caste Validity
  7. Certificate from teacher indicating the admission of the girl child into the bridge course
  8. Passport size photograph (mandatory, get copies of girl and all family members who will come to visit her)
  9. Identity card of her and her family members
  10. Certificate/affidavit stating the reason of leaving previous school

 Application form:

To apply for the school and get an admission, the girl has to submit an application with one hand written application on a blank paper for the school with required documents to the principal of the Kasturba Gandhi School where she is willing to take admission (Download the application form here: Application Form for Kasturba Gandhi Girls School)

Contact Details:

  1. Principal of the respective school
  2. District Educational Minister of respective block
  3. District Program Co-ordinater of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

References and Details:

To know more about the scheme follow the following links:

  1. Official letter by Rajasthan Government: Guidlines for Kasturba Gandhi Girls School
  2. Application Form: Application Form for Kasturba Gandhi Girls School

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