“Headmasters of government and government-aided schools should ensure that the various benefits of the government reach the students without delay,” Collector D. Jagannathan said.

He was addressing the headmasters of schools at a meeting that was held at the Collectorate here in connection with steps to be taken to help students get benefits from the government during the academic year 2013-14.

He asked them to give priority for distribution of free bus passes to the students to help the students of financially backward families to reach the school at ease.

Bus passes

“Applications for free bus pass should be collected from the students and sent to the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation, Salem, before June 17.

“Head masters should help students who are eligible for scholarships to start a bank account, so that the money will directly reach them,” he added.

The Collector also asked them to take the responsibility of getting the various government certificates required by the school education department by getting in touch with officials in the respective Taluk offices.

Certificates

“The same should be done for students of other districts who are studying in government and aided schools in this district by sending the requests to officials concerned in those districts and get the certificates in three months,” he added.

Chief Education Officer V. Kumar, officials from the office of the District Education Officer and Inspector of Matriculation Schools and head masters of government and aided schools were present during the meeting.

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