Girl child to get Rs 2 a day for attending school in Karnataka
ND Shiva Kumar, TNN
BANGALORE: A girl child studying in Class 1 in Karnataka will get Rs two a day as an incentive for attending school. The scheme, which is being implemented from January 1, 2014, is to boost the enrolment rate of girl children and to retain them.
Announcing the decision after the cabinet meeting, law minister T B Jayachandra said the implementation of the scheme would cost Rs 4.49 crore to the government for the remaining three months in the current academic year.
The Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) and Net Enrolment Ratio (NER) in the lower primary is 107.46 and 105.16 respectively. The dropout rate has declined over the years. During 2011-12, the drop out rate in the lower primary stood at 1.19%.
GER includes students of all ages. It exceeds 100 per cent if there is late or early enrollment or repetition. NER includes only children of the official school age. Some small discrepancies in the reported age of children cause NER to exceed 100 per cent.