Himachal Pradesh govt. has decided to launch Atal School Vardi Yojana for the students in all the state run schools. Under this Free Uniform Scheme, all the students of class 1st to 12th will get these free uniforms. Students will be given these free school uniforms for the FY 2018-19, 2019-20 & 2020-21.
This scheme would go a long way in inculcating confidence among the children from poor families. The Free Uniform Scheme was named after former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee because of his special love for the hill folk.
Under the Atal Vardi Yojana, students of 1st, 3rd, 6th and 9th class will also be provided school bags in addition to two uniforms in a year.
HP Free School Uniform Scheme – Atal School Vardi Yojana
Himachal Pradesh cabinet committee has approved procurement, supply and distribution of school uniforms to the school students of class 1st to 12th under the Atal School Vardi Yojana. These uniforms would be given to the students in state run schools for the year 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21 through the Himachal Pradesh State Civil Supplies Corporation.
This decision was taken in the cabinet meeting held at Dharamshala chaired by CM Jai Ram Thakur. The free uniform scheme aims to bring about uniformity among students in the classrooms by providing similar uniform to all irrespective of their economic status.
Cabinet committee has also approved to allocate execution of 100 MW Sorang hydro electric project in Kinnaur to M/s Greenko East Coast Power Projects Pvt. Ltd. for execution. This would be done by allowing transfer of 100% equity shares in Himachal Sorang Power Private Limited in favour of Greenko Group Company namely Greenko East Coast Power Projects Pvt. Ltd.
The state govt. will also setup CM’s Helpline Number to reach out the citizens pro-actively and facilitate them to provide the helpline facilities through citizen’s call center. This is to ensure that a transparent and accountable system where roles and responsibilities is defined for each stakeholder. Moreover, each citizen should have a single window operation for information, demand, suggestions and grievances.