As per the guidelines of Bhupesh Baghel, in order to ensure the availability of free school education to the destitute children of the residents of Chhattisgarh, who have been killed by the corona epidemic in the state of Chhattisgarh, as well as providing scholarships, the Government of ‘Chhattisgarh Mahtari Dular Scheme 2021’ Notification has been issued for implementation. According to the notification, the scheme will be implemented by the School Education Department. Under the scheme, students entering such eligible schools will be given a scholarship of Rs. 500 per month from class 1st to 8th and Rs. 1000 per month from class 9th to 12th. It is noteworthy that in the meeting of the Council of Ministers held on May 18 under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister, a decision was taken regarding the implementation of the Mehtari Dular scheme.
In connection with the implementation of the Mehtari Dular scheme by the School Education Department, a letter has been requested to all the district collectors that while coordinating and promoting the scheme of the School Education Department, Health Department and Social Welfare Department, more and more eligible students get the scheme. Be sure to bring benefits. As per the notification issued, Chhattisgarh Mehtari Dular Scheme is being implemented from 2021 academic session 2021-22. The benefit of the scheme will be provided to the destitute children belonging to the families native to Chhattisgarh. Under the eligibility conditions of this scheme, children whose parents or father or both of them have died from Kovid-19. Apart from this, the destitute children are eligible for schooling and those who have not been able to earn adult living in their home have suffered maintenance problems due to this scheme.
Children found eligible under the scheme will be provided free education in government schools of the state. Such eligible children will be given priority in admission to Swami Atmanand English Medium School run by the state government and the entire expenditure of their education will be borne by the state government. Along with this scholarship will also be given. Children whose earning parents died will be given free education. Eligible students will be given incentives for higher education after schooling. Talented students will be provided training, coaching facilities for admission into professional courses.
The scheme will be implemented by the School Education Department. On receipt of information about the destitute children from any source to the Collector, the Collector will make it available to the District Education Officer. Apart from this, students will be able to apply directly to the District Education Officer either by themselves or by the guardian. A committee under the chairmanship of the District Education Officer will be constituted to examine the applications received, in which one officer each from the Health Department and Social Welfare Department will be nominated. Approval will be given by the District Collector on the recommendation of the committee. For the maintenance of records, the register will be maintained by the District Education Officer. The plan will be reviewed from time to time by the District Collector. The school education department will be able to issue guidelines for the implementation of this scheme.