The scheme will begin on 1 July.This initiative has been taken by the government to empower the girl child. Punjab will be implementing this scheme to help and encourage poor families to educate their girl child without feeling any financial burden.
From July 1 all government and government-aided school would provide free education to girls up to class 12. Under this scheme, funds like admission fee, re-admission fee, amalgamated funds, PTA funds, sports funds etc. would not be charged up to class 12.
The Punjab government have allocated Rs.26 crore for this project.1.46 lakh girl students from classes 11 and 12 would get free bicycles on 15 August from the Punjab government at a cost of Rs.75 crore.