Anundoram Barooah Award Scheme revived
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Dec 28: In order to motivate and inspire the students for better performance and to have first-hand experience with Information and Communication technology, the State Government has decided to award laptops and cash award in lieu of laptops to the meritorious students who secured first division in the HSLC and High Madrassa Examition under SEBA and 10th standard examition held under the State Madrassa Education Board, Assam and Sanskrit Board Assam in 2016 under the “Anundoram Barooah Cash-cum Laptop Award Scheme”. The scheme will provide one laptop to each student securing first division or such qualifying marks as may be prescribed by the Stat Government in the HSLC and High Madrassa Examition.
There is also provision for cash option for those students who opt cash award in lieu of laptop. The award package consists of a citation in the form of a certificate. Besides the citation, the students will receive a gift package comprising of laptop package or cash award. The laptop package contains one laptop, one adaptor, free training on LINUX, Open Office and Installation at the time of distribution of the Laptop and special package of books and course materials on laptop for imparting the basic idea for installation and handling of laptop and operating software. Those awardees who opt for fincial benefits in lieu of the laptop package will receive a cheque for an amount which would be the cost of the laptop package as decided by the State government shall be handed over to such awardees. The awardees willing to avail such cash award have to apply to the Maging Director, AEDC Ltd (AMTRON), Industrial Estate, Bamunimaidam, Guwahat well in advance through the head of the institution with bank A/C No. of the student.
The nodal implementing agency for the scheme will be Assam Electronics Development Corporation Ltd, (AMTRON) under the guidance of Secondary Education Department, Assam.