Haryana government started the Haryana Chirag Yojana

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The Haryana government has recently started the Haryana Chirag Yojana. Under this scheme, the government will provide free education to the economically weaker section (EWS) students of government schools in private schools.

Important facts

  • Chirag Yojana means “Chief Minister Equal Education Relief, Assistance and Grant” (Cheerag).

  • Under Chirag Yojana, government school students can enrol in private school from class 2nd to 12th. However, for this, the annual verified income of the parents should be less than Rs 1.8 lakh.

  • Around 533 budget private schools in villages and small towns had applied under the Chirag scheme. However, due to various technical reasons only 381 schools were found eligible.

  • The eligible schools provided 24,987 seats to the EWS students of government schools. But only 1665 students have opted for this scheme, which is 6.66% of the total seats provided.

Haryana Government will make the payment as follows:

  • 700 per student from class II to V

  • 900 rupees per student in class 6th to 8th

  • Rs 1,100 per student in class 9th to 12th

About Haryana State 

  • Formation - 1 November 1966

  • Capital Chandigarh

  • Governor Bandaru Dattatreya

  • Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar (BJP)

  • Legislative Assembly - 90 seats

  • Rajya Sabha - 5 seats

  • Lok Sabha - 10 seats

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