Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has launched another ambitious project ‘Jagananna Vidya Deevena’ which provides full fees reimbursement benefiting about 14 lakh students across the State.
With a single click, Rs 4000 crores along with the pending due of Rs 1880 crore during the previous TDP government, has been released to take forward the welfare programme keeping up yet another promise YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has made for the welfare of poorer sections. The amount has been directly credited into the mothers’ account of the students.
Carrying forward the light of education to the poor and downtrodden, the Chief Minister has taken the initiative of 100 percent fee reimbursement for all the students. The scheme is aimed at providing financial assistance to nearly 14 lakh students across the state and to ensure that students from lower-income households get financial assistance for their education while Jagannana Vasathi Deevana will take care of hostel and mess charges.
Interacting with students through a video conference, the Chief Minister assured that the State government will always prioritize education and health, where no family should fall into debt trap for the sake of education and health.
Despite going through a severe pandemic crisis, the State government prioritized public welfare and thus launched this scheme. “Education is the only asset that we can offer to the lakhs of students of the downtrodden families. If a single student from each family completes their professional education and secure a good job, then the lives of the family members will be in better state.”
The Chief Minister said that the money under Jagananna Vidya Deevena will be directly credited into the accounts of the mothers of the students in four installments every year. In case, if the parents have paid the college fees for the 2019-20 academic year, the government asked the parents to approach the college management and claim the refund of the fee paid. Apart from those who took fresh admissions in the year 2019-20, those who were professional courses are also eligible for this scheme.
“If the fee gets paid by the parents, they will have an authority to question the college management regarding the facilities, quality of teaching, infrastructure and the like. Also, they would know the performance status of their children by visiting the college once every three months. In case if they find that the college management is not providing better facilities, then they can make a call to 1902 and give a complaint.”
Elated over the launch of the scheme, Jeevitha, a student from Srikakulam district said, “My family income is hardly Rs 60,000 per annum. Though I wanted to pursue higher studies, due to the lack of financial support, I couldn’t do that. But now, with your support, I am able to take my higher education. Our family is very much thankful to you for bringing schemes like Vasathi Deevena and Vidhya Deevena. Such schemes will benefit many families with poor financial income.”