Rupashree Prakalpa West Bengal

Rupashree prakalpa guideline 2021

Rupashree Prakalpa has launched in 2008 by the state Government of West Bengal, and the total budget of the scheme Rs.1,500 crore. Under this scheme, the West Bengal government will provide a one-time financial grant of Rs.25,000 to the economically stressed families at the time of their daughter's marriage. This scheme will help more than 6 lakh girls who belong to an economically weaker family in the state of West Bengal.

Objective of the "Rupashree Prakalpa"

The grant, to be provided under the name of “Rupashree Prakalpa”, is aimed at mitigating the difficulties that poor families face in bearing the expenditure of their daughters’ marriages, for which they often have to borrow money at very high-interest rates. 


Rupashree Prakalpa has started on 01 April'2018. The scheme is implemented for all the districts like; Alipurduar, Bankura, Birbhum, Cooch Behar, Dakshin Dinajpur (South Dinajpur), Darjeeling, Hooghly, Howrah, Jalpaiguri, Jhargram, Kalimpong, Kolkata, Malda, Murshidabad, Nadia, North 24 Parganas, Paschim Medinipur (West Medinipur), Paschim (West) Burdwan (Bardhaman), Purba Burdwan (Bardhaman), Purba Medinipur (East Medinipur), Purulia, South 24 Parganas & Uttar Dinajpur (North Dinajpur) of West Bengal.


Rupashree Prakalpa Eligibility Criteria

This scheme shall apply to any girl who proposes to be married if her application satisfies the following criteria:

  • The applicant should be the age of 18 years.
  • She is unmarried on the date of submitting her application.
  • The proposed marriage is her first marriage.
  • The applicant was born in West Bengal OR she has been a resident of West Bengal for the last 5 years OR her parents are permanent residents of West Bengal.
  • Her family income is less than Rs.1.50 lakhs per year.
  • Her prospective groom have met the age of 21 years.
  • The applicant has an active bank account for which she is the sole account-holder. The bank account must be in a bank that has an IFSC and MICR code and transacts e-payments though NEFT.


Documents Required for the Scheme:

The following documents / certifications must be submitted along with the application form

  • Proof of applicant’s age:
  • Self-attested photo-copy of any one of the following: Birth Certificate / Voter ID card / PAN Card / Madhyamik Admit card / AADHAR card / Government recognized School Leaving Certificate
  • Never-married Status: Self-declaration
  • Family income: Self-declaration
  • Proof of Residence: Self-Declaration
  • Bank Account: Self-attested photo-copy  of page of bank book which provides complete details of the account holder’s name, account no., bank address, IFSC and MICR No. and other details
  • Proof of proposed marriage: Any one of the following: Marriage Invitation Card / Notice for Registration of Marriage/ Self Declaration.
  • Proof of prospective groom’s age: Photocopy of any one of the following: Birth Certificate / Voter ID card / PAN Card / Madhyamik Admit card / AADHAR card / Government recognized School Leaving Certificate
  • Coloured passport size photographs of the applicant and the prospective groom.

The complete Application Form, along with all the necessary documents and certifications must be submitted to the Office of the Block Development Officer (BDO), Office of the Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) or Office of the Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation (CMC) under which the applicant’s residence is located AND must be submitted not less than 30 days and not more than 60 days before the date of the proposed marriage.


How to get Rupashree Prakalpa Form:

Obtain the application form for this scheme from the concerned officer;

  •  Office of the Block Development Officer in case the applicant resides in a rural area
  • Office of the Sub-Divisional Officer in case the applicant resides in Municipal area
  • Office of the Municipal Commissioner in case the applicant resides in a Municipal Corporation area

The applicant can also download the Rupashree Prakalpa form online


Application Process & Money Disbursement

  • You have to submit the completed application form and all supporting documents to the Block Development Officer, the Sub-Divisional Officer or Municipal Corporation Office under which her residence is located.
  • Each application will be assigned to an Enquiry Officer, who will conduct a field verification and submit an Enquiry Report to the Sanctioning officer.
  • The Sanctioning officer (BDO/SDO/Commissioner) shall sanction all applications that have been successfully verified. Or they can reject those applications that have a negative report or are ineligible.
  • The Drawing and Disbursing Officer will, based on fund availability, transfer the sanctioned grant through IFMS to the bank account of the applicant.


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