The Assam government has announced that it will be providing free scooters to over 35,000 meritorious Class 12 graduates in the state. The scheme, which is being called the “Assam Government’s Gift”, will be open to both girls and boys who have scored 60% or more marks in the Class 12 board exams.
The scheme is aimed at encouraging students to pursue higher education and to make transportation more accessible to them. The government has also said that the scheme will help to reduce the number of road accidents, as scooters are more fuel-efficient and safer than motorcycles.
To avail the scheme, students will need to apply online through the Assam government’s website. The application process will start in November 2023 and the scooters will be distributed to the selected students in December 2023.
The Assam government has allocated a budget of Rs. 258.9 crore for the scheme. The scheme is expected to benefit over 35,000 students in the state.
Here are some of the key details about the Assam Government’s Gift scheme:
- Eligibility: Class 12 graduates who have scored 60% or more marks in the board exams.
- Number of beneficiaries: Over 35,000 students.
- Budget: Rs. 258.9 crore.
- Application process: Online through the Assam government’s website.
- Distribution of scooters: December 2023.
The Assam government’s initiative to provide free scooters to meritorious Class 12 graduates is a welcome move. The scheme will help to encourage students to pursue higher education and make transportation more accessible to them. It will also help to reduce the number of road accidents in the state.