Providing Bicycles to all the girl students-8TH-9TH-class-ALL-Schools-2018-19-Badikosta-AP
School Education Department – Providing Bicycles to all the girl students studying in VIII and IX class in Government, Local Bodies, A.P. Model School Schools, Private Aided and Municipal Management Schools in the State for the academic year 2018-19 under the Scheme of “Badikosta” –Orders – Issued.
Government accorded permission to the Commissioner of School Education, A.P. to provide bicycles under new scheme “BADIKOSTHA” to all the girl students studying in IX class in all Govt Schools to increase enrolment, and attendance and to improve academic performance of girl students. Government have further decided to extend this scheme to girl students of Class VIII in addition to the Class IX from the current academic year.
In the reference 4th read above, the Commissioner of School Education has proposed to provide bicycles to 1,94,067 girls students studying in VIII class in addition to 1,86,715 girls students studying in IX class totaling to 3,80,782 in Government, Local Bodies, A.P. Model Schools, Private Aided and Municipal Management Schools in the State as per provisional UDISE 2017-18 data and requested to issue orders for issue of e-Procurement Tender Notification for supply of bicycles to school girls under the scheme “Badikosta” for the academic year 2018-19 and also requested to allocate necessary budget for payment to bicycles suppliers approximately Rs.140.00 Crores (as per rates arrived at through tender last year @ Rs3,680/-). There is adequate budget provision for this scheme in the current year.