To avail scholarships and other benefits, students have to link their Aadhar with bank account
Government has availed a number of scholarships and other benefits for the under privileged students and some of them are not even aware of it.
And to some, the requirements do not fulfill, such as producing appropriate documents, which is why Maharashtra CM came up with a one point solution.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has asked for Aadhar linkage of all accounts for availing different scholarships and other benefits by students.
He also directed officials to prepare a plan to bring the University of Mumbai, Savitribai Phule Pune University and Nagpur University among the top in global rankings.
An official of the CM's office (CMO) said, "The CM has set the target and asked to prepare a plan to bring Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur universities among top in global ranking. Aadhar linkage of all the accounts for availing different scholarships and other benefits by students is also necessary."
Fadnavis has reviewed the progress of Key Result Areas (KRAs) for departments of Primary and Secondary Education, Higher and Technical Education and Social Justice in three different meetings with ministers Vinod Tawde, Ravindra Waikar, Dilip Kamble.
The official also informed that the secretaries of various departments were present in the meetings.
The CM also asked to make biometric attendance compulsory for all local body and aided schools and to bring all transactions on the digital mode, the official informed.
He also asked to complete the target of making 33,000 schools digital and of bringing 100 per cent learning outcome this year.
Fadnavis also reviewed progress made for Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Entrepreneurship Scheme, providing moisture security to SC farmers.
According to the official, "He asked officials to prepare policy for the physically challenged and senior citizens by March 17, 2017, and for giving them various facilities."