Girl's Hostel Scheme

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The gender disparities still persist in rural areas, particularly among the disadvantaged communities like SCs, STs , OBCs and Minorities. Significant gaps in enrolment of girls at the elementary and secondary levels as compared to boys are visible. Therefore, the main objective of the revised scheme is to bring the girl child to school and to retain her in school. The scheme thus envisages setting up of hostels with lodging and boarding facilities in the Educationally Backward Blocks (EBBs) and areas nearing concentration of above target groups so that the girl students are not denied the opportunity to continue their study due to societal factors.

Target Group:-

The girl students in the age group 14-18 studying in classes IX to XII and belonging to SC, ST, OBC, Minority communities and BPL families will form the target group of the scheme.


Girls belonging to SC, ST, OBC, Minority communities and BPL families and studying in classes IX-XII in a recognized school in the EBB (run by any authority, State, District or NGO) with a valid certificate from school Head Master will be eligible to stay in the hostels. At least 50% of the girls admitted to the hostels should belong to SC, ST, OBC, Minority communities.

Strategy for Construction and functioning of Girl's Hostel:-

It is proposed to construct one hostel with the capacity of 100 girls in each of the educational backward blocks. Wherever there is space in KGBV compound, the hostels would preferably be constructed there. Such hostels would be under the administrative control of concerned KGBV. Students passing out of KGBV will be given preference in admission in hostel. In case, there is no spare space in the KGBV compound or in the blocks where no KGBV has been sanctioned, the hostel may be constructed in the compound of a secondary/ higher secondary school selected by the State/UT Government. The hostel will be under the administrative control of the Headmaster/Principal of concerned school. However, students of neighboring schools will also be eligible for staying in the hostel.