Assam HSLC students who scored above 75% to get cash award in stead of computer this year

Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said, unlike every year, the government will give cash to the meritorious students of Class 10 instead of providing computers as “many parts come from China and other countries” and are difficult to source during the coronavirus pandemic. Addressing a press conference […]



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Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said, unlike every year, the government will give cash to the meritorious students of Class 10 instead of providing computers as “many parts come from China and other countries” and are difficult to source during the coronavirus pandemic.

Addressing a press conference in Guwahati, Sarma said, the state government has decided to deposit Rs 20,000 in the bank account of a student scoring star marks or 75 per cent in High School Leaving Certificate examinations from this year.

Assam HSLC scholarship: Student details collected

The bank details of 16,648 students have been collected and 16,944 students have scored star marks this year, he said.

“We plan to roll out the scheme by depositing the money on September 12. We will need Rs 33-34 crore for this scheme,” he added further and told the PTI.

Stating that all schemes will be completed by November 30, Sarma said two special programmes and several infrastructure-related projects will be announced next week.

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