Students attending online classes for at least 20 days in a month will be eligible to get the allowance.
The administration in Maharashtra's Thane city has announced to provide an attendance allowance of Rs. 1,200 every six months to students of civic-run schools to encourage them to attend online classes, an official said on June 11.
The decision was taken in a joint meeting between Mayor Naresh Mhaske, Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) commissioner Dr Vipin Sharma, and officials of the education department, among others.
The allowance will be transferred directly into the bank account of students every six months, deputy municipal commissioner Sandeep Malavi said.
Students attending online classes for at least 20 days in a month will be eligible to get the allowance. However, they will lose out on the allowance if they fail to attend classes, Malavi added.
As many as 30,000 students of civic-run schools will benefit from the scheme.
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