Worried at the low skip percent among Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) college students pursuing higher training via open and distance learning (ODL) mode, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) is featuring changes to address the hassle, consisting of rolling out a new scheme.
One of the changes proposed relates to the tuition rate. Students belonging to the SC and ST communities presently get a 50% waiver in the training charge on the time of admission in ODL programs provided by means of government establishments. The closing 50% paid by way of them is again in the event that they seem for the examination.
According to the brand new inspiration, SC/ST college students will should successfully entire their programs so as to get returned the training price paid.
“Within the ODL, the pass percent of the SC/ST college students is round 20%. There is no incentive for them to efficiently entire the program. So, the training fee waived goes waste,” the Higher Education Department of the HRD ministry has stated in its five-yr vision plan, justifying the suggestion.
The HRD ministry accredited the branch’s 5-yr imaginative and prescient plan for 2019-2024 on Friday.
In order to “incentivize” clearing the quit-semester/year-cease exam, the ministry has proposed to release the Success Rewarded (SURE) scheme. Under this scheme, the whole tuition charge “with a top ceiling of Rs 10,000 in step with 12 months” could be paid lower back to the student “as a praise” for passing the examinations.
“This will take care of the sundry charges which a pupil bears to pursue higher education, incentivize achievement and additionally increase threat-taking potential in him/her in a feel the scholar is choosing an option which necessitates that he passes the exam,” the ministry mentioned.
To “incentivize” establishments to pay more attention to SC/ST students passing their examination, 10% of the SURE scheme fund would accept to the group having an ODL look at center.
“The value implication might be Rs 600 crore,” the ministry introduced.
The ministry has additionally proposed to set up 8,000 ‘Samras Hostels’ in 5 years to house 16 lakh college students from prone socio-monetary backgrounds in addition to the ones from SC/ST.
“Scholarships for 16 lakh college students to fulfill hostel expense will act as a help mechanism for college kids,” the ministry stated.
Amid fool-proof security, the forty five-days annual Amarnath pilgrimage is about to start concurrently on Pahalgam and Baltal routes in Kashmir from July 1.
However, the primary batch of two,234 pilgrims left Sunday morning from Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu for the base camps in Kashmir in which from they may continue for onward journey to the cave shrine. The first batch will reach dual base camps by means of this nighttime.
Amid chants of ‘Bam Bam Bhole”, the devotees left Jammu for the pilgrimage to the 3,880-metre excessive cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas which would officially start Monday.
To make certain violence-loose yatra, the security top brass has ensured deployment of forces in diverse layers at the same time as-as pilgrims might be supplied with wrist bands outfitted with microchips.
“The number one awareness will continue to be on highways—Srinagar-Jammu and Srinagar-Ganderbal to ensure smooth waft of cars ferrying pilgrims. The pilgrim automobiles might be geared up with an RIFD chip that will remain beneath the radars related with respective control rooms,” a senior police officer instructed DH.
He stated no vehicle wearing pilgrims can be allowed to go a particular point after a reduce-off timing. “At the registration counters, every devotee will be furnished with a wrist band with a microchip related with the satellite towers set up at various places. The motion of each, devotees in addition to automobiles ferrying them, will stay underneath consistent watch at the respective manage rooms with the help of satellite tv for pc, GPRS, micro-chips and RFID chips” the officer delivered.
The greater complicated measures for annual pilgrimage have been taken after the direction surpassed with the aid of the Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who had requested the security companies to “in addition tighten the safety for the Yatra.” Shah changed into in Kashmir for two days from June 26 and chaired a chain of protection assessment meetings.
A supply within the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB), the dealing with a body for the Amarnath yatra, stated that as a minimum 400 CCTVs have been mounted at susceptible factors and also at both base camps—Chandanwari in Pahalgam area of Anantnag district and additionally at Baltal in Ganderbal district.
“Pilgrims might be supplied with wrist bands equipped with microchips on the registration counters to make sure the tracking of their movement. Similarly, the pilgrim automobiles will also be equipped with chips to hold a close track on them,” he stated.