Deceased farmers’ kids to get Rs 30,000 a year for education

The benefit will apply to all students from primary level to professional education; Valid proof is needed on whether the child’s father committed suicide or not.

Published: 24th November 2016 02:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th November 2016 02:33 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

BENGALURU: The state government has announced Rs 30,000 compensation towards educational expenses to children of farmers, who committed suicide on or after April 1, 2015.

Though the decision in this regard was taken a few months ago, there was no clear mention about the amount they are going to get.

Now, the state government said every year the beneficiaries will get Rs 30,000 or the actual fee paid whichever is lesser. In an official communication to the department’s concerned including Pre-University Education, Collegiate Education and Department of Public Instructions, a direction has been given to deposit the money into students’ accounts or give them crossed cheque.

This benefit will apply to all those children studying from primary education to professional education. The reimbursement amount for 2016-17 (present), will come by the end of this academic year itself . The child will get  Rs 30,000 per year until he/she completes the course.

As it is mentioned in the official notification, the committee headed by the deputy regional officer of the Agriculture Department of that taluk, should provide valid proof whether the child’s father committed suicide or not.   

“This is to encourage those children to continue higher education as many children, considering financial crisis of the family, take emotional decision. To prevent that we have started this scheme,” said a senior official of the agriculture department.

“Even those who are studying at private institutions will be covered under this. Only thing is, they need to submit the original fee paid receipt to the department, and there should be a certificate showing the suicide was because of debt/loan,” mentioned official.

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