Itanagar : The state government has decided to make Aadhaar card mandatory for government stipend of the students. Besides, a committee headed by Commissioner, Education as chairman has also been constituted to formulate a ‘Stipend Policy’ in a meeting convened by Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein in his office chamber on Wednesday.
Mein said that it has become very necessary to streamline the disbursement of students’ stipend to check draining out of govt. resources. The step is being taken in line with the streamlining of wages of the labourers that was done during the time of former Chief Minister late Dorjee Khandu to link payment of wages with Photo Identity, he said.
He asked to formulate the new Stipend Policy within the current financial year so that it can be implemented from the next session.
Besides, the meeting also decided to examine all central government schemes and stipends that provide higher rates to tribal students.
Secretary (Planning) Joram Beda made a presentation on department-wise details of stipend holders, requirements of fund and budgetary allocations. He also highlighted about the Govt. of India Stipend/Scholarship Schemes through PowerPoint.
Education and Libraries Minister Honchun Ngandam, Parliamentary Secretaries Bamang Felix, Chow Zingnu Namchoom, Commissioner (Textile) Marnya Ete, Secretary (Education) Bidol Tayeng and Directors of School Education, Higher Education, Health, Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary, Fisheries, Textile & Handicraft, Social Justice Empowerment & Tribal Affairs and Skill Development attended the meeting.
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