Women empowerment is the need of the hour, and governments all across the world are hopping onto the bandwagon to exhibit their support and extend a helping hand to a rightful cause. Over the years, several schemes have been launched to enable women to have a rightful place in society and create a gender-neutral world for all.
One of the newest entrants in encouraging women empowerment through education happens to be the state government of Assam. In order to encourage higher studies in girls in the state, the government of Assam has launched a new Scooty scheme 2021 for roughly about 22,000 girl students studying in grade 12 and who have secured 1st division in class 12th examinations.
Assam Scooty Scheme 2021
The Pragyan Bharati scheme or the Scooty scheme of Assam will provide a scooter to meritorious girl students in Assam. The scheme will offer the said scooter only to those girls who have passed the Higher Secondary examinations for the year 2020 in the first division.
Girl students who secure the necessary grades to avail themselves the scooty get the choice to choose from a petrol scooter and an electrical one.
How to choose the scooty type?
In order to avail the benefit of the scheme, the girl candidate has to secure 60% and above in the Higher Secondary examinations under the AHSEC. If the candidate has secured the necessary percentage, the eligible girl candidate can choose the variant of the scooter using the following procedure:
- The candidate has to visit the Board of Secondary Education at https://sebaonline.org/.
- The applicant has to click the option “Choice of Scooty” link in the quick links section on the homepage.
- The applicant has to login to the portal using the roll number and registration number.
- After logging in, the applicant gets an option to select the variant of the scooty – petrol or electrical.
- The applicant has to then fill up the complete contact details.
- The final step is to download and take a print of the Acknowledgement receipt and save it for future reference.
For the longest time, Assam has faced the problem of early dropouts of girl students from higher standards. This was largely due to social obligations and no impetus for girl students to carry out their studies further than grade 10 level.
With this scheme in place, girls in Assam now have a chance to continue their studies and with the benefit of insight, are motivated to secure higher grades as well. Families encourage girl students now to get through their AHSEC exams and secure the Scooty for themselves.
With such impetus offered to children, the Assam government is ensuring lesser dropouts and better academic outcomes for children. In the long run, as more girls graduate from grade 12, more opportunities can be presented for them, leading to a ripple effect in the efforts towards women empowerment. This scheme is what one could call a progressive step towards women’s empowerment.