Govt. of NCT of Delhi has launched a new scheme for protection of the girl child called 'Delhi Ladli Scheme'. The scheme aims at enhancing the social status of girl child in the society as well in the family, ensuring proper education to make the girls self-reliant, ensuring her economic security and protecting them from discrimination and deprivation.


This scheme is enforced in Delhi w.e.f. 01.01.2008. The girls born on or after this date will get benefit immediately after their birth. The other girls born before this date will get benefits under this scheme w.e.f. the academic year 2008-09 on their admission to the Ist ,VIth, IXth, XIIth class and after getting passed the Xth class. in the Govt. recognized Schools.  

Eligibility conditions for the scheme are as under:                                                       

1.The applicant must be a bonafide resident of the National Capital Territory of Delhi for at least three years preceding the date  of birth.

2. The annual income of the parents of the girl child should not exceed Rs. 1,00,000/-.

3. The girl child must have been born in Delhi as shown by the birth certificate issued by Registrar (Births & Deaths). 


Financial Assistance under this scheme is restricted up to two girl children only in a family.    


This scheme envisages periodic payments by the Govt. in name of the girl child as follow, which would be kept as fixed deposit in her name and redeemed along with accrued interest when the child reaches 18 years of age and has passed the X th class as a regular student. 


Payment for the child will be deposited in the following manner :-

1. Payment of Rs. 11,000/- if the girl child is born in a Hospital/ Nursing Home/institutions  in the NCT of Delhi.

2.Payment of Rs. 10,000/- if the girl child is born outside the above mentioned Hospitals/ Nursing Homes/institutions.

3.Payment of Rs. 5000/- on admission of the child in Class I.

4.Payment of Rs. 5000/- on admission of the child in Class VI.

5.Payment of Rs. 5000/- on admission of the child in Class IX.

6.Payment of Rs. 5000/- on the child’s passing the Class X.

7. Payment of Rs. 5000/- on admission of the child in Class XII.


The amount disbursed to them at the end of lock-in-period will vary depending on the stage at which each girl child enters the scheme and registers under it.


Financial arrangements for implementation of this scheme have been made with the SBI Life Insurance Company Ltd. and with the State Bank of India providing the front and services for accounting purposes.


The prescribed applications forms can be obtained from the District Officer Concerned (Deptt. of Social Welfare/ WCD, Govt. of Delhi)/ State Bank of India/ Govt. Recognized Schools and submitted to the concerned District Officer, in case of school going girl with in 90 days of admission of the girl and in case of newly born girls with in a year of the birth.