Arunachal to frame stipend policy for students

Itanagar:The Arunachal Pradesh government today decided to frame a stipend policy for the students and make Aadhar registration compulsory for them.

The meeting, chaired by Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, was aimed at streamlining the process of disbursement of stipends for students, an official communique informed.

The meeting also decided to examine all central schemes and stipends that provide higher rates to tribal students and to propose strategies to be converged.

A committee of secretaries was constituted under the chairmanship of Commissioner of Education to formulate the Stipend Policy at the earliest.

The Deputy Chief Minister asked officials to form the new stipend policy within the current financial year so that it could be implemented from the next session.

Mein said it has become imperative to streamline the disbursement of stipend to check draining out of government resources.

The meeting further resolved to make Aadhar registration compulsory for all students, the communique added.