Bank accounts will now be mandatory for all children up to Class XII studying in government or provincialized educational institutions in Assam.

Ahead of the 2021 assembly polls, the Assam government is going ahead with the policy of giving a direct benefit transfer (DBT) to students from Class 1-12. The Axom Sarba Siksha Abhiyan Mission office has asked all district education authorities to initiate the process immediately.

“Bank account is to be opened for students from Class-I to XII of all categories of schools, including students of Special Training Centres, residential schools, KGBVs, model schools etc. It will be a massive exercise for the state. The whole exercise is to be completed by November 30, 2020,” read the latest letter sent from mission director of Samagraa Siksha, Assam, B Kalyan Chakravarthy.

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