Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Congress AICC national general secretary Priyanka Gandhi announced scholarship to schools student in the state worth ₹648.80 crore. She was addressing a huge public gathering at Mandla in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday.
The scheme is said to be the country's largest scholarship scheme for school students and can prove to be game-changer move by the Congress.
Estimated Expenditure On The Scheme According To Annual Report Of 2021-22
₹500 For Class 1-8
For the students of class 1-8, ₹500 has been announced to be given to each student every month.
There are a total of 67.53 lakh children in classes 1-8. Out of which there are 33.36 lakh and 34.17 lakh girls. Hence, the total expenditure is expected to be ₹337.65 crore.
₹1000 For Class 9-10
For the students of standard 9th to 10th, an amount of ₹1000 has been announced every month, on which ₹145.30 crore will be spent every month.
According to the data, there are 14.53 lakh students studying in class 9 and 10, out of which the number of boys is 7.29 lakh and number of girls is 7.24 lakh.
₹1500 For Class 11-12
Students of class 11th and 12th would be the beneficiaries of the highest amount of scholarship which is ₹1500 every month.
There are a total of 10.39 lakh students in this group and there are 5. 12 lakh boys & 5. 27 lakh girls. The total expenditure on these students would be ₹165.85 every month.
As per the announcement, Congress is planning to spend an amount of ₹648.80 crore every month on 92.45 lakh children studying in class 1 to 12.
Recruitment Of More Teachers
Along with the scheme for school students, Congress also argued that more teachers would be appointed. Also, guest teachers would be made permanent and efforts would be made to stick the children to education through this scheme.
Congress believes that after class 8, about 60% of the children leave school, out of which the children of SC/ST category are in highest numbers.
Many politicians also believe that this is a more effective and important scheme than the Ladli Behna Scheme.