The Assam government is soon going to offer financial incentives to school and college students so as to encourage them to attend their classes regularly. Announcing the same in Sivasagar, state education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said girl students will receive Rs 100 for every day they attend school.
The minister said the Rs 100-a-day scheme will be launched by the end of the current month, but did not speak anything about the details like the financial implications for the government for its implementation.
The minister said an amount of Rs 1,500 and Rs 2,000 will be deposited to the bank accounts of undergraduate and postgraduate students respectively by the end of January to help them buy books and other study material.
“We had planned this last year itself but couldn’t implement it because of the spread of Covid-19. We wanted to pay money for attending classes to girls in both schools and colleges,” said Assam education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.