Department : Education
Year of Publication : 2016
The Odisha Girls Incentive Programme (OGIP) supported by the Department
for International Development (DFID), UK, started as a pilot programme
in the district of Rayagada, Odisha to assess the feasibility and impact of
cash transfer of scholarships in promoting education in the eastern state.
In September 2012, when the Government of India launched the ‘Pre-matric
Scholarship Scheme’ for SC and ST boys and girls of classes 9 and 10, DFID,
based on its learnings from the pilot, joined hands with the state government
to provide technical and financial assistance for roll out of the national scheme.