Punjab Government today released a grant of Rs 7.75 crores under Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyan (RMSA) for the maintenance of 3109 high and senior secondary schools in the state.
Punjab’s Education Minister, Sikander Singh Maluka said that the government has released a grant of Rs 7.75 cores for maintenance of schools. “Punjab has already been declared a leading state to implement RMSA and the grant has been released by government to further accelerate the implementation of the campaign. Under this scheme, the needy schools would be given a grant of Rs 25000 for the maintenance purposes,” Maluka said.
He further stated that earlier the state government has released a grant of Rs 15 crores for the overall development of schools in the state and Rs 50000 has been given to each school for development. He issued directions to all the District Education Officers to identify the school buildings which are in dilapidated condition and the officials will have to submit timely reports regarding undated buildings so the requisite grants could be issued for the construction and repair of buildings. He added that the schools heads should have to send the required Performa for the Central grants and after receiving a success under RMSA in Punjab, the Punjab Government has decided to upgrade the status of more schools, which would remain in existence.