YSR Pelli Kaanuka

YSR Pelli Kaanuka Government has framed the Policy & Implementation Framework instituting a centralized citizen interface in the name of “ YSR Pelli Kaanuka – Single Desk” for all Marriage Related Incentive Schemes (MRIS) administered by various Departments of Govt. of Andhra Pradesh.

Enhancement of Marriage Incentive (Pelli Kaanuka) to brides of SC/ST/BC/Minority/ Differently Abled/ BOCWWB categories in implementation of Assurance made in Manifesto – Orders – Issued.

The Government acknowledges GO 105 on 16-09-2019 the need to alleviate the difficulties faced by economically poor SC/ST/BC/Minority/Differently Abled/BOCWWB categories families in the course of fulfilling certain important social responsibilities, in particular, the performance of marriage of girls. Accordingly, an Assurance was given in the Manifesto for enhancement of Marriage Incentive under YSR Pelli Kaanuka.

Sl. No. Category Existing (in rupees) Enhancement made under YSR Pelli Kaanuka  (in rupees)
1 Scheduled Caste 40,000/- 1,00,000/-
2 Scheduled Caste –Inter caste 75,000/- 1,20,000/-
3 Scheduled Tribe 50,000/- 1,00,000/-
4 Scheduled Tribe- Inter caste 75,000/- 1,20,000/-
5 Backward Classes 35,000/- 50,000/-
6 Backward Classes- Inter caste 50,000/- 75,000/-
7 Minorities 50,000/- 1,00,000/-
8 Differently Abled 1,00,000/- 1,50,000/-
9 BOCWWB 20,000/- 1,00,000/-

After careful examination of the matter, Government hereby rename the “Chandranna Pelli Kaanuka” as “YSR Pelli Kaanuka”.

The Social Welfare/Tribal Welfare/Backward Classes Welfare/Minorities Welfare/ Women, Children, Disabled & Senior Citizens/ Labour Employment Training & Factories/ Municipal Administration & Urban Development / Panchayat

G.O.MS.No. 98 Dated: 19-08-2019 1.G.O.Ms.No.45, Social Welfare (Edn) Department, dated 18-04-2018
2.From the DSW, AP e.file No.SOW02-18026/11/2019-G SEC-COSW Raj & Rural Development Departments shall take necessary action accordingly.

The YSR Pelli Kaanuka – Single Desk (YSRPK-SD) has been instituted vide the orders issued in the reference read above and encompasses the following (10) Marriage Related Incentive Schemes (MRIS):

S.No Scheme Department
1 YSR Pelli Kaanuka (SCs) Social Welfare Department
2 YSR Pelli Kaanuka (SC Inter-caste)
3 YSR Pelli Kaanuka (Giriputrika) Tribal Welfare Department
4 YSR Pelli Kaanuka (ST Inter-caste)
5 YSR Pelli Kaanuka (BCs) BC Welfare Department
6 YSR Pelli Kaanuka (BC Inter-caste)
7 YSR Pelli Kaanuka (Dulhan) Minorities Welfare Department
8 YSR Pelli Kaanuka (Differently Abled) Differently Abled Welfare Department
9 YSR Pelli Kaanuka (APBOCWWB) APBOCWWB
10 YSR Pelli Kaanuka (APLWB) APLWB t has been stipulated that for marriages performed on or after April 20, 2018, the applications for marriage incentives under all Marriage Related Incentive Schemes(MRIS) mentioned above shall necessarily be processed only under YSRPK-SD.

Eligibility Conditions:

The eligibility conditions for availing the scheme are as mentioned hereunder:

a) Bride shall be an unmarried woman and belong to the SC community. Thewidows belonging to the SC community are also eligible under the scheme.
b) Bridegroom shall never have been married.
c) Bride shall have completed (18) years of age and the bridegroom shall have completed (21) years of age, as on the date of marriage.
d) Bride and bridegroom shall be residents of Andhra Pradesh.
e) Bride shall belong to family having annual income Below the Poverty Line.
f) Marriage shall be performed in Andhra Pradesh
g) Bride & bridegroom shall have passed Class X. However, this condition shall be relaxed for marriages conducted up to and no later than June 30th, 2020.

In order to ensure the smooth functioning of the YSRPK-SD, the following orders have been issued regarding the funds drawal & release related to YSRPK, vide Para 17 of the reference read above:

a) Creation of a Dedicated Pool Account to be maintained by the Society for
Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP) for the purpose of release of (i) Marriage Incentive (ii) Field Verification Fee & (iii) Marriage Verification Fee.

b) Creation of a separate account with the State Level Nodal Officer, YSRPKSD i.e the Director of Social Welfare for the crediting of the Administrative Costs from all the concerned Departments related to the MRIS for incurring the expenditure towards the administrative costs/release of administrative costs to the concerned implementing agencies.

Inter Caste Marriage Schemes:

For inter caste marriages, the bride and the bridegroom shall either be from different castes or if they are from
the same caste, they shall be from different subcastes;
YSR Pelli Kaanuka (DifferentlyAbled): Either one or both of the bride or bridegroom shall be disabled, with the permanent
disability percentage being at least 40%;
YSR Pelli Kaanuka (SCs): Bride shall be from SC community;
YSR Pelli Kaanuka (BCs): Bride shall be from BC community;
YSR Pelli Kaanuka (Giriputrika): Bride shall be from ST community;
YSR Pelli Kaanuka (Dulhan): Bride shall be from Minority community;
YSR Pelli Kaanuka (APBOCWWB):
i. Bride shall be either a registered lady worker with APBOCWWB or the daughter of a
worker registered with APBOCWWB;
ii. The registered worker should be alive and not be more than 60 years of age.
YSR Pelli Kaanuka (YSRPK):
i. Bride shall be either a registered lady worker with APLWB or the daughter of a worker registered with APLWB
ii. Registered worker should have contributed to the welfare fund at the time of submitting application under YSRPK-SD
iii. Registered worker shall have completed 6 months of service at the time of application
iv. Registered worker shall be in service at the time of submitting application under YSRPKSD

YSR Pelli Kaanuka (DifferentlyAbled): Either one or both of the bride or bridegroom shall be disabled, with the permanent
disability percentage being at least 40%;
YSR Pelli Kaanuka (SCs): Bride shall be from SC community;
YSR Pelli Kaanuka (BCs): Bride shall be from BC community;
YSR Pelli Kaanuka (Giriputrika): Bride shall be from ST community;
YSR Pelli Kaanuka (Dulhan): Bride shall be from Minority community;
YSR Pelli Kaanuka (APBOCWWB):
i. Bride shall be either a registered lady worker with APBOCWWB or the daughter of a
worker registered with APBOCWWB;
ii. The registered worker should be alive and not be more than 60 years of age.
YSR Pelli Kaanuka (APLWB):
i. Bride shall be either a registered lady worker with APLWB or the daughter of a worker registered with APLWB
ii. Registered worker should have contributed to the welfare fund at the time of submitting application under YSRPK-SD
iii. Registered worker shall have completed 6 months of service at the time of application
iv. Registered worker shall be in service at the time of submitting application under YSRPKSD

In the present system, the following is the fund transfer channel relating to the various Marriage Related Incentive Schemes covered under YSRPKSD, being funded by the State Government:

S.No Scheme Department Channel
1 SC Inter-Caste Marriage scheme SW Department Treasury
2 ST Inter-Caste Marriage scheme TW Department Treasury
3 YSR Pelli Kaanuka (BCs) BCW Department Treasury
4 BC Inter-Caste Marriage scheme BCW Department Treasury
5 Dulhan Scheme MW Department Treasury
6 Differently Abled Marriage Scheme DA Welfare
Department Treasury
7 YSR Pelli Kaanuka (SCs) SW Department PD Account
8 YSR Pelli Kaanuka (Giriputrika) TW Department PD Account

At Para 17 of the reference read above, the need to define a bespoke financial management structure for timely transfer of funds from various Welfare Departments implementing the MRIS to the SERP Pool Account, has been envisaged.

In furtherance of the same and in view of the learnings obtained from the implementation of the YSRPK so far, the following operational guidelines for Fund Management for the smooth functioning of the YSRPK-SD are issued:

6.1. TRANSFER OF MRIS FUNDS FROM PARTICIPATING DEPARTMENT TO NODAL PD ACCOUNT:

6.1.1. : The State Level Nodal Officer, YSRPK-SD i.e the Director of Social Welfare shall open an exclusive PD Account into which the MRIS funds from all the departments participating in YSRPK-SD shall be channelized. This account shall be called the Nodal PD Account.

6.1.2. The Nodal PD Account shall have (2) sub-ledgers, one for Programmatic Funds i.e. for Marriage Incentive, Field Verification Fee and Marriage Verification Fee related payments and the second for Administrative Costs.
6.1.3.: The Departments participating in the YSRPK -SD shall prefer the bill to Pay & Account Officer/Treasury to draw the stipulated amount and shall adjust the same to the Nodal PD Account.

6.1.4.: The Finance Department shall allow the drawal of the funds by the Departments participating in the YSRPKSD to be adjusted to the Nodal PD Account, on a quarterly basis. However, the quarterly regulation shall be relaxed on a case-to-case basis, based on the requirement of additional funds. In this regard, the Marriage Related Incentive Schemes covered under the YSRPK-SD, not having a Grant-in-Aid Head of Account (310-Grants-in-Aid, 312-other Grants-in-Aid) shall also be permitted to adjust their funds to the Nodal PD Account and the Finance Department will issue the enabling orders in this regard, duly covering the aspect of re-appropriation of balance funds for the Financial Year 2018-19, from the existing non-Grant-in-Aid Head of Account/s to the Grant-in-Aid Head of Accounts that will now be required to be created.

6.1.5. : The State Level Nodal Officer, basing on the expenditure incurred under the schemes and the expenditure forecast based upon the applications received may request the concerned Department to fund the scheme account in relaxation of the quarterly regulations and in such case the concerned Department shall take action for the release of the funds accordingly.

6.1. 6.: Retaining 5% Funds towards Administrative Costs: From the funds adjusted to the Nodal PD Account by various participating departments, the Nodal Officer, YSRPK-SD shall retain 5% of funds, as permitted in the para 14.3 of reference read above, in the ‘Administrative Costs’ sub-ledger of the Nodal PD Account, to be expended towards Administrative Costs.

6.2. TRANSFER OF FUNDS FROM NODAL PD ACCOUNT TO SERP POOL ACCOUNT

6.2.1. : The CEO SERP shall open an exclusive bank account for the scheme, called ‘SERP Pool Account’.

6.2.2. After retaining the 5% funds for Administrative Costs as mentioned above, the State Level Nodal Officer, YSRPK-SD shall transfer the balance 95% of Marriage Related Incentive Scheme Funds credited into the Nodal PD Account, to the pool account maintained by SERP for YSRPK-SD, to be expended towards Marriage Incentive, Field Verification Fee and Marriage Verification Fee.

6.2.3. : The State Level Nodal Officer, YSRPKSD shall transfer the funds to the SERP Pool Account as per the requirement on a monthly basis and place the funds STRICTLY equivalent to one-month requirement in advance.

6.2.4. : The Finance Department shall issue the enabling orders to ensure that there are no quarterly restrictions on the Nodal PD Account to transfer the funds to the SERP Pool Account.

6.2.5. : The funds shall be placed basing on the expenditure incurred under the SERP Pool Account and the expenditure forecast based upon the applications received.
6.2.6. : The CEO, SERP is authorised to utilise the funds placed in the SERP Pool account for Marriage Incentive, Field Verification Fee and Marriage Verification Fee to the concerned beneficiaries/ field personnel under all the schemes covered under YSRPK-SD on a First-Sanctioned-First-Paid-basis.

NODAL OFFICER’S ROLE IN FUND MANAGEMENT:

1.: The State Level Nodal Officer, YSRPK-SD shall discharge the following responsibilities with respect to fund management:

1.: The State Level Nodal Officer, YSRPK-SD shall discharge the following responsibilities with respect to fund management:

a) Make monthly, quarterly and annual forecast of the anticipated expenditure under various schemes covered under YSRPK-SD.
b) Closely watch the trend of scheme-wise applications being sanctioned.
c) Requisition additional funds from the departments participating in YSRPKSD based on the above two factors and on annual physical and financial ceilings of various schemes.
d) Arrange to maintain the scheme wise accounts pertaining to crediting into and debiting from the Nodal PD Account, the Marriage Related Incentive Scheme funds.
e) Arrange to provide requisite reports for scheme-wise reconciliation of funds
f) Arrange to provide a Fund Management Dashboard to all the participating departments
g) Arrange to furnish Scheme Wise Utilisation Certificates.
h) Make arrangements for the concurrent audit of the scheme by engaging certified audit agencies.

  1. The above orders shall come into force w.e.f. October, 01, 2018.
  2. The Director of Social Welfare (State Level Nodal Officer, YSRPK SD), Director of Tribal Welfare, Director of BC Welfare, Commissioner of Minorities Welfare, Spl. Commissioner of Differently-Abled Welfare and CEO, APBOCWWB shall take necessary action in the matter.
  3. The CEO, APCFSS shall make changes in the software application, as necessary.
  4. This order issues with the concurrence of Finance Department vide their U.O.No.39027/145/2017-Finance (FMU-Welfare.I), Dated:06-09-2018.

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