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Govt incentive for meritorious students

By Staff reporter

GUWAHATI, June 13 � In a bid to encourage the meritorious students to continue with their studies, the State Government will extend scholarship to 6,000 meritorious students at the post-higher secondary and post-high school or high madrassa stages. The amount of scholarship would also be enhanced to Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 per month respectively at the two stages, said Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at a press conference here today.

The existing amount of post-high school/ high madrassa merit scholarship is Rs 225 per month, he apprised.

The scheme proposed by the State Government to encourage meritorious students to continue with their studies, also include the revival of the merit-cum-means scholarship at the rates of Rs 1,000 per month for the post-higher secondary level and Rs 500 per month for the post-high school/ high madrassa level.

For the merit-cum-means scholarship, the annual income of the parent/ guardian of the student should not exceed Rs 60,000.

The above provisions will require a budgetary arrangement of around Rs 4 crore in a year.

Each of the schools, which have produced rank holder students in the recent examinations, will be rewarded with a cash amount of Rs 1 lakh, while a reward of Rs 75,000 will be offered to each of those schools which have registered a pass percentage of 75 per cent.

But the schools which have recorded a success rate of zero to 30 per cent, would be served with show cause notices. The school inspectors will also be made accountable for the performance of the schools under their jurisdiction.

The Government will involve the retired principals and reputed teachers in the process of bringing in further improvement in the education sector, he said.

Besides, actions will be taken against those teachers who are involved in corporeal punishment. A piece of legislation is also there to take measures against such teachers, he said, in reply to a question.

Though the State Government would encourage those private sector schools doing well, it would go for steps to regulate the mushroom growth of the private schools in general, said the Chief Minister.

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Govt incentive for meritorious students

GUWAHATI, June 13 � In a bid to encourage the meritorious students to continue with their studies, the State Government will extend scholarship to 6,000 meritorious students at the post-higher secondary and post-high school or high madrassa stages. The amount of scholarship would also be enhanced to Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 per month respectively at the two stages, said Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at a press conference here today.

The existing amount of post-high school/ high madrassa merit scholarship is Rs 225 per month, he apprised.

The scheme proposed by the State Government to encourage meritorious students to continue with their studies, also include the revival of the merit-cum-means scholarship at the rates of Rs 1,000 per month for the post-higher secondary level and Rs 500 per month for the post-high school/ high madrassa level.

For the merit-cum-means scholarship, the annual income of the parent/ guardian of the student should not exceed Rs 60,000.

The above provisions will require a budgetary arrangement of around Rs 4 crore in a year.

Each of the schools, which have produced rank holder students in the recent examinations, will be rewarded with a cash amount of Rs 1 lakh, while a reward of Rs 75,000 will be offered to each of those schools which have registered a pass percentage of 75 per cent.

But the schools which have recorded a success rate of zero to 30 per cent, would be served with show cause notices. The school inspectors will also be made accountable for the performance of the schools under their jurisdiction.

The Government will involve the retired principals and reputed teachers in the process of bringing in further improvement in the education sector, he said.

Besides, actions will be taken against those teachers who are involved in corporeal punishment. A piece of legislation is also there to take measures against such teachers, he said, in reply to a question.

Though the State Government would encourage those private sector schools doing well, it would go for steps to regulate the mushroom growth of the private schools in general, said the Chief Minister.