Sukhu said that many measures have been initiated to improve the economy of the state days after the formation of the Congress government.
In order to ensure better amenities to the students of the government schools, the state government has decided to transfer an amount of Rs. 600 per student to all the boys and girls of first to eighth class through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT), for providing them free school uniform. The funds will be transferred directly in the name of the student or that of a mother.
This will benefit about 5.25 lakh students, stated Chief Minister, Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu here on Monday.
The state government has taken this decision to minimize the extra financial burden on the parents, he said, adding that transferring the amount directly to the beneficiary will also ensure transparency.
The chief minister said that the state government is always alive to the needs of students and it has been taking various decisions to benefit them.
Earlier, the students had to wait for the uniform because of the lengthy process of distribution of the uniforms, but now they can instantly go for the same.
The state government is committed to provide better educational infrastructure to the children and working in this direction, Rajiv Gandhi Day Boarding schools will be opened in a phased manner in all the assembly constituencies. Apart from providing quality education, these modern schools will also provide a suitable study environment to the students and ample space for other curricular facilities as well, stated the Chief Minister.