The RTE Act mandates free and compulsory education for all children in Government schools. SSA provides two sets of uniform to all girls, SC, ST children and Below Poverty Line (BPL) children.
All the students except APL Boys, who belong to Government Schools were provided with two sets of uniform which cost Rs.400/- per unit. It was a great help for children from poor financial background.This year also we proposed to give free uniform to all students in Government Schools except APL boys. In the previous year uniforms were distributed timely. The uniforms were purchased by the SMC and the settlements were made through the BRCs.
SSA provides uniform to eligible students of Govt. schools from classes I to VIII. The scheme covers all students with the exemption of boys from Above Poverty Line families. During the year 2017-18 the State has supplied two sets of uniform @400/- for 755097 eligible students. The amount was supplied to concerned SMCs through Block Resource Centres. The procurement of material and its stitching are the responsibility of SMC. Distribution of free Uniform is greatly benefited especially by the weaker section of society and girl students. The total students includes 410007 Girls students, 59234 SC Boys students, 17939 ST Boys Students and 267917 BPL Boys. The expenditure was Rs.2779.51 lakhs in this year.