The recent cabinet meeting chaired by CM Kejriwal just witnessed the approval of child welfare schemes worth Rs. 185 crores for the interest of the students. Eminent among these schemes is the ‘Ladli’ scheme and a host of schemes for the minority communities.
Amongst the welfare fund, Rs. 76 crore will be allotted to provide pre-matric, post-matric and merit scholarships for Class 1 to Class 12 students from Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, and Other Backward Class communities. Then again, Rs. 100 crore has been approved for the 'Ladli scheme' that seeks to empower school going girls. "The 'Ladli Scheme', implemented by the Department of Women and Child development in 2008, aims at promoting education among girls, reducing their drop-out rate and providing financial security,” the statement said.
An amount of Rs 2 crore was approved for the 'Talent Promotion Scheme' for children with special needs and disabilities. "Under the ‘Talent Promotion Scheme’, disbursals will be given to the inclusive education branch of the Directorate of Education so that government schools can acquire equipment and aids, and support services for developing the talents of children with special needs," the statement said.