This State Govt Will Pay Rs 1000 To Class 6-12 Girls Studying In Govt Schools: Find Out Why?

This State Govt Will Pay Rs 1000 To Class 6-12 Girls Studying In Govt Schools: Find Out Why?
This State Govt Will Pay Rs 1000 To Class 6-12 Girls Studying In Govt Schools: Find Out Why?

The Tamil Nadu government announced that it will transfer a monthly deposit of Rs 1,000 in the bank accounts of girl students.


Education Without Interruptions

This is to encourage them to pursue and complete higher education without worries about financial constraints.

Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan told the Assembly that approximately six lakh girls are set to benefit from this.

Rs 698 crore has been allotted for this scheme.

Renaming Of Scheme

Girl students in government schools from classes 6 to 12 will receive Rs 1,000 till the uninterrupted completion of their undergraduate degree, diploma and ITI courses.

They will also be eligible for scholarships.

The Moovalur Ramamirtham Ammaiyar Memorial Marriage Assistance Scheme is being renamed to Moovalur Ramamirtham Ammaiyar Higher Education Assurance Scheme.

Marriage Assistance Scheme

The original marriage assistance scheme was started in 1989 by former chief minister M Karunanidhi.

The state would distribute Rs 25,000 and eight gram gold coins to support the marriage of girls who completed Class X.

Girls who completed their degree would get Rs 50,000 and eight gram gold coins.

This scheme has been transformed into the higher education assurance scheme which would empower women through education instead of marriage.

Scheme Benefits

The scheme would help ensure that fewer girls drop out from schools and enrolment in government schools would also go up. 

A Devaneyan, a child rights activist, said that the deposit or the direct benefit transfer would bring down the corruption and interruptions in this scheme.

The government took the step in cognizance of the low enrolment rate of girls from government schools in higher education.

Bear Cost Of IIT Education

It also announced that it will bear the cost of undergraduate education for students who get admission into premier higher education institutions like IIT, IISc, and AIIMS.

This applies to students who study in government schools from Classes 6 to 12. 

IIT-Madras director V Kamakoti praised the move and said that the institute will work closely with the state government and government schools to see that the maximum number of deserving students are benefited by this scheme.

Modernising Govt Schools

Another initiative being taken is the modernisation of government schools as per the ‘Perasiriyar Anbazhagan School Development Scheme’.

The scheme also covers Adi Dravidar, Tribal & Kallar Reclamation Schools.

The project will take shape over the next five years to create new classrooms, hostels, laboratories and smart classrooms in the higher education sector.

This will cost the government Rs 1,000 crore.

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