GUWAHATI, January 11, 2020: One of the schemes announced in 2019-10 budget was provision of free textbooks for students pursuing graduation.
Under this, the state government will now provide a maximum of Rs 1000 to each student for buying textbooks.
The education department has fixed the cap for degree students at Rs 1,000 for reimbursement after purchasing textbooks under the scheme.
“Students will have to first purchase the books belonging to their curriculum and would have to submit their bills to the college. This would then be certified by the college principals after which the government would directly transfer the amount in the account of students,” Homeswar Kalita, principal of Gauhati Commerce College told G Plus.
He added that the process for implementation of the scheme has begun but the benefit transfer to the students will take some time.
Assam finance minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, had announced that degree students of Arts, Science and Commerce stream will be provided with free textbooks.
“We will provide free textbooks to students up to degree level (Arts, Science and Commerce) from the present level of Class XII,” he had said in his budget speech.