Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today formally launched the Scooty Finance scheme for J&K’s college going girls which was announced by the State Government in Budget 2016-17.
The scheme was launched by the Chief Minister at two separate functions organized at Women’s College Gandhi Nagar and Women’s College Parade in Jammu.
Speaker, J&K Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta, Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh, Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar, Vice-Chairman of J&K Sate Advisory Board for Development of Schedule Castes, Bhushan Lal Dogra and MLA Jammu East, Rajesh Gupta were also present on the occasion.
The scheme envisages that the State Government will facilitate purchase of scooties by the college going girls by bearing 50% cost of the two-wheeler.
As per the scheme, a girl student pursuing a degree course of not less than three year duration can apply under the scheme. She should have secured not less than 65% marks in 10+2 and current degree course years. The student should not be less than 18 years of age, having a valid driving license.
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