Punjab Shagun Scheme for Girls

Punjab State Government has launched a new scheme to provide financial assistance for girl’s marriage called Punjab Shagun Scheme. The Department of Welfare of scheduled caste (SC’s) & backward classes (BC’s) of Punjab has implemented this scheme.

What is Shagun Scheme

Under Shagun Scheme, state government will provide financial assistance of Rs. 15,000 for marriage of daughter to the poor families in Punjab. Punjab government has always provided various opportunities & benefits to the women and it is one of the top lists state to provide the empowerment to the women.

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Objectives of the Scheme

The main objectives of this scheme is to bring a positive change after a girl child is born in the family, to support the family financially for marriage of girl, to discourage any girl child marriage in the state & encourage marriages only after the girl has attained the legal age for marriage. Along with this, it also helps to improving the education and health of the girl child & maintains the gender balance and helps the family in making a proper planning for the future. The disbursement of money under Punjab Shagun Scheme which is of Rs 15,000 is directly transferred into the bank accounts of beneficiaries.

Benefits of Punjab Shagun Scheme

  • Benefits of financial assistance for the marriage of a girl in the family
  • State government will provide Rs. 15,000 for marriage of daughter to the poor families of Punjab
  • This scheme helps to reduce child marriages and increase girl child ratio in the state

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant should be resident of Punjab state
  • Applicant family should be belongs to below poverty line (BPL)
  • Applicant should be belongs to Scheduled Castes, Christian Girls, Backward Classes and Other Economically Weaker families to get benefits under this shagun scheme
  • Documents Required
  • Aadhaar card
  • Residence proof
  • Age proof
  • Caste certificate
  • BPL card
  • Verified form by Gazette officer or Sarpanch
  • Bank account details

Applying Procedure

Online Pocedure

  • Visit State Portal of Punjab http://punjab.gov.in/shagun-service & click on the apply online shagun scheme
  • If you are a new user then click on New User link, else login with your Username and Password http://punjab.gov.in/eform/login.xhtml
  • Now register by filling essential details such as name, middle name, surname, date of birth etc
  • Once successfully register, user will get LOGIN ID & PASSWORD and login with the same
  • After logging in for the first time, user will be asked to update their profile. So, update it
  • Click on “Fresh Application” link in the left menu
  • On the next screen, all Department wise services are listed. Choose the service you want to apply for and click the “Apply” link next to the service
  • On the Fresh Application screen, go to Alternative 2 (Online Form application) section and click on “Click here to fill the application form online” link
  • Fill the form and click “Submit”
  • Click “View Saved Application” link, select the application and click “Upload Supporting Documents” button
  • Now, upload the documents and submit

Offline Procedure

  • Visit State Portal of Punjab http://punjab.gov.in/shagun-service & click on the apply online shagun scheme
  • If you are a new user then click on New User link, else login with your Username and Password http://punjab.gov.in/eform/login.xhtml
  • Now register by filling essential details such as name, middle name, surname, date of birth etc
  • Once successfully register, user will get LOGIN ID & PASSWORD and login with the same
  • After logging in for the first time, user will be asked to update their profile. So, update it
  • Click on “Fresh Application” link in the left menu
  • On the next screen, all Department wise services are listed. Choose the service you want to apply for and click the “Apply” link next to the service
  • On the Fresh Application screen, go to Alternative 1(Offline Form application) section and click on Form Name to download the e-Form.
  • Fill the e-Form in offline mode (Internet connection is not required to fill e-Form)
  • Login to the application and on the Fresh Application screen, go to Alternative 1 (Offline Form application) section and click on “Click here to upload the filled form” link
  • Browse to the filled e-Form and click on “Add” button

Important Links

Details of the Scheme || Department of Welfare of scheduled caste (SC’s) & backward classes (BC’s) of Punjab || Application Form

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