Analysis of drop-out rates of the students reveals that students coming from weaker sections of the society leave their studies before completion mainly due to the reason that their parents cannot afford to purchase books. The scheme would help these students to continue their studies.
to girls students whose parental income is upto Rs.5000/- per month.
PROGRAMME CONTENTS UNDER THE SCHEME Books are now provided to the students of class VI to XII. The books shall be provided to students of classes IX to XII as soon as the proposal to supply textbooks free to all students upto classes VIII in Govt. Schools is accepted. The Books are issued to a student for one academic session, after which the books are to be returned so that the same may be issued to other students in the next session. After 3 years the Principals are empowered to write off these used textbooks.
A) Approved outlay for 10th Five Year Plan: Rs.16.50 crores
B) Approved Outlay for 2005-2006 : Rs.120.00 lacs
C) Physical Targets for 2005-2006: 3,00,000 students.
6. Improvement of School Library (Rs. 150.00 lac) OBJECTIVE OF THE SCHEME: The main objective of the scheme is to provide funds to all the Govt. and Govt. Aided schools for purchase of books relevant for different subjects/topics to strengthen the school library and update/strengthen the same at regular intervals.
NEED AND JUSTIFICATION FOR THE SCHEME The Teacher and students in the schools should keep themselves abreast with the knowledge about latest publications and developments in various fields which will help them in teaching and learning properly. This scheme would help the school authorities to buy latest references and other related books/publications on each subject. To maintain and store the books, bookshelves are also purchased and provided under this scheme.
PROGRAMME CONTENTS: Provision for purchase of books, book-shelves and furniture for Libraries is made. The funds will be provided as per requirements of schools. Thus the funds shall be used for setting up and updating the School Library from time to time for benefit and use of the facilities by students as well as teachers.
A) Approved outlay for 10th Five Year Plan : Rs.825.00 lac
B) Approved Outlay for 2005-2006 : Rs.150.00 lac
C) Physical Target for 2005-2006 : All school libraries.
7. SUBSIDY FOR SCHOOL UNIFORMS TO THE STUDENTS(Rs.1250.00 lacs)
The objective of the ongoing scheme is to help the students of economically weaker section of the society by providing them subsidy for school uniform. Under this plan scheme, cash subsidy to the tune of Rs.300/- p.a. per student is given to all students of primary classes and those students of classes VI to XII whose parental income is upto Rs.4000/- p.m. for boys students and Rs.5000/- p.m. for girls students. This scheme will be implemented in Govt. Schools.
NEED AND JUSTIFICATION FOR THE SCHEME The students coming from weaker sections of the society cannot afford to buy prescribed school uniforms. The students who attend the school without uniform feel inferior and tend to be irregular. To avoid this, the provision of subsidy for school uniform has been made.
CRITERIA The subsidy is given
(a) to boy students whose parental income is upto Rs.4000/- per month and
(b) to girl students whose parental income is upto Rs.5000/- per month and
(c) no income ceiling for students in Primary Classes.
PROGRAMME CONTENTS Under the scheme, a cash subsidy of
a) Rs. 300/- per student per year would be given to all students of primary
classes of Government Schools without any income ceiling.
b) Rs. 300/- per student per year for Middle, Secondary and Senior Secondary Classes of Government Schools with income ceiling laid down by Government.
A) Approved Outlay for 10th FYP Rs.2020.00 Lakh
B) Approved Outlay for 2005-2006 Rs.1250.00 lakhs
C) Physical Targets for 2005-2006 4,16,660 students
FREE TRANSPORT FACILITIES FOR GIRLS STUDENTS OF RURAL AREAS (Rs. 100.00 lac)
OBJECTIVES OF THE SCHEME The objective of this ongoing scheme is to encourage girls students of rural areas to pursue their studies by providing them free transport facilities.
NEED AND JUSTIFICATION FOR THE SCHEME : Some 20 years back, schools were not available for girls in each village. Girls from such villages had to travel to other villages to pursue their studies. To promote education among girls in villages which does not have their own schools, buses were provided by Dte. of Education from village to school and back. Initially, private buses were engaged to transport girls from villages to school and back. It was felt that service rendered by private operators was not commensurate with cost charged by them., Hence, DTC buses were engaged during last two years. DTC, too proved costly as it charged from de-port to school or village and back. The transport facility was availed by seven villages in North West (A)- 5 villages, North West (B)-1 village and South West (B)-1 village. The girls who availed transport facility in these villages are around 3,000. Government has to spend Rs. 80-90 lakhs on these girls. It was noted that around Rs. 3,000/- was spent per girl student annually by the government. The benefit was taken repeatedly by same group of girls except addition of few new entrants.
In the Plan Review meeting, it was noted that scheme was not cost effective. Various alternative options were considered. It was noted that now schools have come up in almost all the villages or are available at a maximum distance of 3 to 5 km. It was considered appropriate that the bicycles are provided to girl students of those villages which does not have school.
The new schemes has two benefits:-
That government does not have to incur expenditure on same child every year but would provide cycle subsidy @ Rs. 1000/- once in a school life of a girl child. Quantum of expenditure on the scheme would get reduced in subsequent years as subsidy shall be given to only fresh entrants.