Assam Finance Minister Ajanta Neog on February 8 announced Mukhya Mantri Nijut Moina to empower girls and enhancing educational opportunities.
The initiative has been taken to empower one million girls with financial grants to support their higher education.
The scheme was announced by FM neog during her speech at the Assam Budget 2024.
The Mukhya Mantri Nijut Moina Scheme offers as bellow:
- 10 lakh girls (one million- Nijut Moina) will be supported with financial grant as admission incentive to continue their education to higher secondary, graduation and post-graduation studies.
- This is to bolster Government’s Mission to eliminate child marriages. Apart from punitive and regulatory measures, we need to empower girl child to decide about when to marry.
- If ten lakh girl children are encouraged to study till graduation and post-graduation, this would also increase the percentage of girls educated beyond Matriculation.
- They will be eligible for this benefit only if they study in any government college/education institution. Secondly, the girls married are not eligible for this benefit.An admission incentive of Rs.10,000 will be paid to each of the girl student who joins in Class Eleven.Similarly, Rs. 12,500 will be paid to those girls who join graduation first year.For a girl student who joins in the first year of post- graduation course shall get an admission incentive of Rs. 15,000.This is in addition to the existing benefits like free admission, provision of scooty, etc as applicable.