"To encourage more girls to complete higher education, the TN govt announced a monthly deposit of INR 1000 in accounts of girl students."
To encourage more girls to pursue and complete higher education without financial constraints, the TN govt announced a monthly deposit of INR 1000 in the bank accounts of girl students on Friday. Approximately six lakh girls can benefit from this move, Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan told the Assembly. He said during the budget, “TN Govt. has allotted an amount of INR 698 crore for this scheme”. As per the announcement, officials will pay INR 1000 to all girls from classes 6 to 12 in government schools. The scheme will be applicable until the uninterrupted completion of their undergraduate degree, diploma, and ITI courses. The minister said that the students would be eligible for this scheme in addition to other scholarships.
Recognising the low enrolment ratio of girls from government schools in higher education, authorities have transformed the Moovalur Ramamirtham Ammaiyar Memorial Marriage Assistance Scheme into Moovalur Ramamirtham Ammaiyar Higher Education Assurance Scheme, he said. In another announcement, the minister said that the State govt has set aside INR 5 crore to translate and publish a collection of Periyar’s written works in 21 Indian and World languages in print and digital editions. “It is the duty of this Government to spread his message and writings across the world so that the whole of humanity can benefit from his progressive ideas,” he said.