Chief Minister, Ms 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 here.
Speaker, J&K Legislative Assembly, Mr Kavinder Gupta, Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh, Minister for Education, Mr Naeem Akhtar, Vice-Chairman of J&K Sate Advisory Board for Development of Schedule Castes, Mr Bhushan Lal Dogra and MLA Jammu East, Mr 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.
The yearly income of the applicant’s parents/guardian should not be more than Rs 4 lakh and should be able to finance the remaining 50% of the Scooty amount on ex-showroom price. The student may also have to submit a bond certifying certain conditions under the scheme. The scheme shall be available within a fixed time period as specified by the Government of J&K and selection of “Scooty Sponsorship” shall be determined on merit, at locations specified by the Government.
For receipt of forms from applicants one-week period may be kept from the date of announcement of ‘Scooty for girls’ scheme, under the ‘empowering the girl child’ program, for each nominated college. Government has tied up with an International Automobile Company for discounted prices on Scooties. All completed forms accepted within one week, in respective districts, will then be verified and sorted. On the date of distribution, verified forms of applicants will be selected via a draw of lots.
Commissioner Secretary, Higher Education, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Dr Pawan Kotwal, IGP Jammu, Mr Danesh Rana, Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Mr Simrandeep Singh and other officers of the divisional and district administration were also present on the occasion.