Organisation : Department of Tribal Welfare Goa
Scheme Name : Prashikshan Yatra
Applicable States/ UTs : Goa
Applicable For : ST Students
Website : http://tribalwelfare.goa.gov.in/
Scheme Details : https://www.statusin.in/uploads/38799-PrashikshanYatra.pdf
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Tribal Welfare Prashikshan Yatra
Scheme to provide financial assistance for conducting Study Tours (Excursion) for ST Students during Vacations.
Related : Tribal Welfare Sheti Samrudhi Yojana Goa : www.statusin.in/38794.html
Scheduled Tribe population in Goa has not travelled and exposed to the outside world is one of the causes of their backwardness.
They do not want to move out of Goa and compete at national level in getting benefits earmarked for tribal population. It is therefore imperative to help them get exposure to the outside world which will broaden their horizons.
To provide financial assistance to the educational institutes in the tribal dominated areas to conduct study tours/Excursions across the country to cover places of historic, cultural and educational importance during school vacations.
Educational Institutes in Goa recognized by Goa Board/ CBSE having Scheduled Tribe Students can seek financial assistance to conduct study tours/ excursions for ST Students.
Financial Assistance to the Educational Institutes for an amount up to Rs. 1.00 Lakhs to conduct Study Tours /Excursions and will cover following expenditure :
a) Actual Travelling cost of Students upto 40 Students and two Teachers by Rail (second Class Sleeper Non AC)and /or by Bus. Duration of the Tour shall be for a period of six days or more.
b) Entry fees/ passes to visit the monuments/cultural sites.
c) Expenditure on lodging and Boarding for a minimum period of 6 days.
d) Any other expenditure not mentioned above or which has exceeded the limit prescribed as above shall be borne by the individual student/by the educational institution.
Application Procedure & Sanctioning Authority
a) Head of the Educational Institute shall submit application in Prescribed Form along with brief report on the purpose of excursion, expected outcome of the tour, list of Students in the prescribed proforma.
b) Application should be submitted at least one month in advance.
c) After scrutiny of the application, Director of Tribal Welfare will sanction the benefit under the scheme.
i. The Scheme is restricted to ST students studying in class VIII to class XII.
ii. Tour should be commenced only with prior written permissions of the Education Department, Tribal Welfare Department and with confirmed rail / bus tickets of the students/guide teachers.
iii. The tour should be conducted during vacations like Diwali, Christmas and summer vacations.
iv. Two teachers of the school having some experience in excursion should be accompanied with students on the tour.
v. The school authorities should utilize the concession given by railways to students & teachers.
vi. Entire responsibility of conducting the tour shall lie with the school management. They should undertake the tour with utmost care. The rail/ bus reservation to and fro should be confirmed well in advance.
vii. The tour is restricted to ST students who are willing to undertake the journey. The school authorities should not force the students to join the tour. An undertaking from parents of the child who desires to go on tour shall be taken in the prescribed form enclosed.
viii. The school authorities should direct/guide the students about the materials they should carry for the tour and precautions to be undertaken by the students.
ix. The school authorities should settle the account within one month on the completion of the tour.
x. The tour should start from the nearest railway/ bus station to the school.
xi. Brief study/Experience sharing report on the tour conducted should be submitted by the guide teachers accompanying the students within 15 days of the completion of the journey.