Attendance Scholarship for girls from rural areas
Scholarship is provided to girls from rural areas in order to reduce the drop out rate at primary and secondary school levels, to encourage rural girls to pursue and improve their education. An amount of Rs.25/- p.m. for 10 months is given to girls studying in 5th to 7th standard and Rs. 50/- p.m. to girls studying in 8th to 10th standard. The scholarship is linked to a minimum of 80% attendance and successful completion of examinations. Family income of the girl must be below Rs. 10,000/- per annum and she must be a resident of the village with a population less than 20,000.
The scheme is implemented in 10 educationally backward districts through Zilla Panchayaths.
During the year 2013-14, an allocation of Rs.79.00 lakhs has been made. Out of which an expenditure of Rs.64.69 lakhs has been made upto the end of March 2014.
No budget has been provided for the year 2014-15.
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