Punjab government led by Chief Minister Charanjit Cahnni decided to provide free uniforms to nearly 2.66 lakh left out boys of General Category studying in Government Schools from class I to VIII. Punjab Government will spend approx ₹15.98 crore in current financial year.
Currently, the School Education Department is already providing free uniforms to 15.03 lakh students from Class I to VIII, at an expense of Rs 90.16 crore in the current fiscal.
This will help to increase admissions and reduce the dropout rate in government schools, the Punjab Cabinet Tuesday gave nod to provide free uniforms to nearly 2.66 lakh left out boys of the General Category studying in government schools from Class I to VIII at an expense of Rs 15.98 crore approximately. The Cabinet meeting was held at CMO in Chandigarh, Tuesday.