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Travel Allowance For Students Of Schools Shut Over Minimal Strength In Odisha


22 June 2019

Snigdha Chandan Das


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Bhubaneswar: Students of the schools which will be shut down for having less than 10 students will be shifted to another school within 1 km and paid allowance to cover their travel expense including transportation and escort, informed School & Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Das on Saturday.

While students with more than 75 per cent attendance will be paid Rs 600 per month totalling to Rs 6000 for a period of 10 months, students with 50 to 74 per cent attendance will get Rs 400 per month totalling to Rs 4000, students with 30 to 49 per cent attendance will get Rs 300 per month totalling to Rs 3000 and students with less than 30 per cent attendance will not get anything, he added.

Meanwhile, the State Government has decided to shut 966 primary schools with less than 10 students and the teachers of the schools will also be rehabilitated wherever there is vacancy.

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Samir Ranjan Das, Minister, School & Mass Education