Bhubaneshwar: Feb 25,(LocalWire) Girls with special needs, studying in senior secondary schools in Odisha, will get stipends through the Direct Benefit Transfer mode from the next session, a media report said on Monday.
The ministry of human resource development (MHRD) has directed the state government to identify such students. The stipend is part of a scheme for inclusive education for disabled under the government’s Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, the Times of India reported on Monday.
As part of the scheme, the centre provides Rs3,000 per child per annum to support special teachers, disabled-friendly school infrastructure and orientation of parents, among others.
It also has a provision for a monthly stipend of Rs 200 for girls with special needs.
After the MHRD directive, the Odisha Primary Education Programme Authority has asked the district-level authorities to send it the names of such children for transfer of stipend through DBT.
The Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode is expected to help ensure transparency while transferring funds to the beneficiaries.
“We are hopeful of completing the process of data collection by mid-March,” the newspaper quoted and an official of the school and mass education department as saying.