The “Chief Minister Equal Education Relief, Assistance and Grant (Cheerag)” programme was recently introduced by the administration of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. It was put in lieu of a comparable programme started by the Bhupinder Singh Hooda administration in 2007 under Rule 134 A of the 2003 Haryana School Education Rules. According to the plan, government students from the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) who attend private schools will receive a free education.
About Cheerag Scheme:
- Under the Cheerag programme, government school children in grades 2 through 12 may enrol in private schools.
- To qualify, parents’ verifiable annual income must be less than Rs. 1.8 lakh.
- The state of Haryana will pay back: -Rs 700 each student in grades two through five, Rs 900 per student in grades six through eight and Rs 1,100 each student in grades nine through twelve.
- Under the Cheerag programme, 533 low-cost private schools in rural areas and small cities had submitted applications.
- Due to various technological issues, only 381 schools were deemed to be eligible.
- Government school students from EWS were given 24,987 seats in eligible schools.
- However, only 1665 students—or 6.66 percent of the available seats—have chosen the programme.
- This is due to the fact that those schools are not close and that only government schools have certain facilities. Furthermore, reputable private schools have not expressed an interest in taking part.
Important Takeaways For All Competitive Exams:
- Chief Minister of Haryana: Manohar Lal Khattar