6th Mar 2018 10:03:PM Editorials
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

Many schemes for school students and especially pertaining to girl students have been launched by the government. From monetary assistance to sanitary napkins, all these attempt to facilitate retention of girls in schools and completion of school education.

However, the target group seldom avail these benefits because of lack of awareness. A lot of this stems from the fact that although government’s launch beneficial schemes there is lack of clarity among people how to go about things. It shows that government is not fully aware of ground reality and they don’t have proper mechanism to reach the beneficiaries.

In January 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Beti bachao Beti Padhao a two-pronged attempt at improving the skewed sex ratio and promoting the education of the girl child through multi-sectoral actions. One of its primary goals is to prevent gender-biased sex selective elimination. And to support the campaign he launched ‘Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana/Scheme’ (SSY) in January 2015. 

The Sukanya Samriddhi scheme has been launched to offer a means of saving and financial security to the girl child in every family. The money saved via this scheme is to provide for higher education and for her wedding expenses.

However, awareness regarding this scheme is very low here in the frontier state.

Government’s intention to provide assistance to poor and their upliftment is clear, but at the implementation part government fails. The reason of inefficiency can be attributed to improper monitoring, lack of accountability, corruption and misalignment of incentives. 

Making a policy and implementing it as a scheme has the same difference - what a cricket team plans in a dressing room and what it executes on the ground.  The government seems well prepared in the dressing room but when it comes to the ground it falls far from the expectation.  


Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
Email: kenterjoyaz@easternsentinel.in / editoreasternsentinel@gmail.com
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