Bhopal, Jun 11: The Madhya Pradesh government today began transferring money online to students, who scored 75 per cent and above in this year's Class 12 exams, for purchasing laptops.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched the scheme today by transferring an amount of Rs 25,000 each to 22,035 students at a function here.
Over 88,000 students, who achieved 75 per cent and above in the Class 12 exams organised by the Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) in March-April this year, are eligible for this government scheme, a state public relations department official said. He added that the rest of the eligible students would also receive the amount soon.
Addressing the function at Lal Parade Ground here, Chouhan said that students could use the money to buy laptops of their choice. "Students can purchase laptops of their own choice with the encouragement money of Rs 25,000 and can create a new world of knowledge," Chouhan told the gathering.