In a big morale booster, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh Government on Monday announced Rs 10,000 reward for every girl in the state who passed class 10th. The announced was made by Uttar Pradesh’s deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma.
While the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) results have been declared, Uttar Pradesh Board results for High School are yet to be announced. The pass percentage in 10th class results was recorded at 90.95, a 5.7% drop when compared to 96.21 in 2016.
This year, the Central Board of Secondary Education conducted the class 10th exams from March 9 to April 10. There was a slight delay in conducting the exam due to state assembly elections in Punjab, Manipur, Goa, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. The delay in conducting the exam subsequently delayed date when the final announcement was made – they have an academic schedule to adhere to and this delay may impact it in a dreadful manner.
Earlier, in another such decision, Uttar Pradesh Government had announced helping poor Muslim families in organising weddings of their daughters. Minister of State for Minorities Affairs Mohsin Raza said, “Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has given his consent to mass weddings of poor girls belonging to minority communities and we have included it in the 100 days programme of the state government.”
The decision to reward high-school passed girls comes on a day when newly appointed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath turns 45.