The Odisha Government Provide Transport Charges to School Students to improve attendance, know eligibility: The Odisha government has taken a major step towards improving the attendance rate in the school by deciding to provide transportation charges to students who come from more than a kilometer away from their schools. The officials said that every student will not get the benefit, adding that only those students who have more than 30 percent attendance will get transportation cost.
This big decision was taken during a review meeting chaired by School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash. The Odisha government will also be closing 966 schools in the coastal state where the roll is less than 10 students. These students will be shifted to other schools. If the distance of relocated students goes beyond one kilometer, then travel expense will be given to parents of the children, Odisha education minister Samir Ranjan Dash said.
The Odisha Government Provide Transport Charges to School Students Eligibility: While school students having more than 75 percent attendance will get Rs 600 as travel expense per month, Rs 400 per month will be given to the students with 50-75 percent attendance. Besides, Rs 300 transport cost will be provided to students, whose attendance rate stands between 30 and 50 percent, the Odisha Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash added.