Social Welfare

MARRIAGE ASSISTANCE SCHEME

The announcement of 4 gram gold for Thirumangalyam along with financial assistance for marriage by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamilnadu for marriages conducted from 17.05.2011 onwards is a flagship scheme implemented by the Social Welfare Department. This scheme has been extended to 8 grams gold from 23.05.2016 onwards. Under the scheme, Marriage Assistance of Rs.25,000/- and 8 gram gold is given for brides who have studied 10th and 12th and Rs.50,000/- and 8 gram gold for Degree / Diploma holders.

List of Marriage Assistance scheme

  1. MOOVALUR RAMAMIRTHAM AMMAIYAR NINAIVU MARRIAGE ASSISTANCE SCHEME
  2. E.V.R MANIAMMAIYAR NINAIVU WIDOW DAUGHTER MARRIAGE SCHEME
  3. ANNAI THERESA NINAIVU ORPHAN GIRL MARRIAGE ASSISTANCE SCHEME
  4. DR. MUTHULAKSHMI REDDY NINAIVU INTERCASTE MARRIAGE ASSISTANCE SCHEME
  5. DOCTOR DHARMAMBAL AMMAIYAR NINAIVU WIDOW REMARRIAGE SCHEME

CHIEF MINISTER’S GIRL CHILD PROTECTION SCHEME

This scheme aims to :

Promote enrollment and retention of the girl child in school and to ensure her education at least up to High School level.
Encourage girls to get married only after the age of 18 years.
Encourage parents to adopt family planning methods after two children.
Protect the rights of the girl child and provide social and financial empowerment of girl child.
Strengthen the role of the family in improving the status of the girl child.

Scheme-I

An amount of Rs.50,000 is deposited in the name of the girl child born on or after 01.08.2011, in the form of fixed deposit with the Tamil Nadu Power Finance and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited, for a family with one girl child only. The copy of the fixed deposit receipt is given to the family of the girl child.

Scheme-II

An amount of Rs.25,000 is deposited in the names of two girl children born on or after 01.08.2011 in the form of fixed deposits with Tamil Nadu Power Finance and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited, for a family with two girl children only. The copy of the fixed deposit receipts are given to the family of the girl children.

TAMIL NADU THIRD GENDERS WELFARE BOARD

The Government has taken initiatives in interests of the welfare of Third Genders so as to mainstream them in all walks of social life. The Government has implemented various schemes for the educational and financial development of the third genders. Third genders after undergoing medical examination by the medical board are issued identity cards. Further, third genders self help groups are given loan for economic development with 25% subsidy. There also given training on economic generation activities Housing sites pattas and houses have been given through slum clearance board.