PUNJAB GOVERNMENT EARMARKS RS. 8 CRORE FOR BRILLIANT POOR STUDENTS
MALUKA REITERATES COMMITMENT OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT TO IMPART QUALITY EDUCATION TO WEAKER SECTIONS OF SOCIETY
FREE EDUCATION TO POOR GIRL STUDENTS UPTO CLASS 12TH
Chandigarh March 31:
In a noble initiative aimed at imparting free quality education to the brilliant poor students of the state, the Punjab government has earmarked a sum of Rs. 8 crore as financial assistance to these students in the coming financial year.In a statement issued here, Education Minister Mr. Sikandar Singh Maluka said that the SAD-BJP government of the state was committed to provide quality education to the poor and weaker sections of the society. So he said that the Punjab government has decided that students studying in government school securing 80% or more marks in matriculation examination would be given an annual assistance of Rs. 30000/- for their two year senior secondary education i.e. (11th and 12th class).The Minister further said that besides it the Punjab Government would provide free education girls students belonging to the economically weaker sections of the society upto class 12th in government school. He also asked Director General School Education Mr. Kahan Singh Pannu to direct all the DEOs and school Principals in the state to prepare the list of all the eligible beneficiaries under this scheme. The Minister said that all vacant posts of teachers in the government schools would be filled within a year and efforts would be made to upgrade the basic infrastructure of the school buildings across the state.