Source: NDTV Education
The Uttar Pradesh government decided on Friday to transfer money directly to the bank accounts of the parents of the students studying in Classes 1 to 8 in government and government-aided primary schools for buying uniforms, shoes, socks, sweaters and school bags.
"For uniforms, shoes, socks, sweaters and school bags, the parents of the students from Classes 1 to 8 studying in government primary and aided schools will be given money directly in their accounts. About Rs 1,800 Crore will be spent on this," according to an official release issued after the cabinet meeting.
Presently, the uniforms, shoes, school bags are provided to the students through the schools for free. For carrying forward the scheme, the parents of 1.6 Crore students will be provided a total amount of about Rs 1,800 Crore through direct benefit transfer (DBT).