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Jharkhand Government Takes Action to Improve Education System

  • 01 Apr 2024
  • 3 min read

Why in News?

Recently, the Jharkhand government laid the foundation stone of a degree college in Potka area of East Singhbhum district, paving the way for higher education in the region.

Key Points

  • The college is set up with the objective of providing quality education to children of all sections and communities including tribals, indigenous people, farmers, labourers, SC/ST, and minorities.
  • For the development and promotion of the rich tribal and regional languages of the state, teaching in these languages will start from the primary schools.
    • Appointment of bell-based teachers of tribal languages including Santali, Mundari and Oraon will be done soon.
    • The government’s priority is to start teaching Bengali and Oriya languages from primary schools in the state.
  • The government reckons that only when the young generation gets a better education, will the condition and direction of the state change, with more people able to come out of poverty.
  • The government is also helping students finance their education through the Guruji Credit Card Scheme.
    • Under this scheme, education loans are being provided as per the need for a higher education degree.
    • It is also giving 100% scholarships to the children of tribal and indigenous communities who want to study in educational institutions abroad.
    • The scholarship amount has been increased by three times so that the children of farmers and labourers, and the children of every poor family in the state can get a better education.
  • The state government is providing all the necessary facilities to ensure that the education of the students does not stop due to lack of funds.
  • Work is being done to strengthen social, economic and educational systems in the state.

Guruji Student Credit Card Scheme

  • This scheme was launched on 14th March, 2024 by the Jharkhand government.
  • Under the Guruji Student Credit Card Scheme, students will get a maximum loan of Rs 15 lakh. A maximum of 30% of this amount will be available for non-institutional work (including living and food expenses).
  • Students will have to pay a simple rate of interest of 4%. The rest of the interest will be paid by the state government in the form of interest subvention.
  • Students will not need to give any kind of collateral security to take a loan. Students will be able to repay the loan amount in 15 years.
  • The interest on the loan that the children will take will be calculated at the rate of simple interest. It will remain fixed for the entire tenure of the loan.
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