The Chief Minister’s (CM’s) Laptop Scheme, which provides gifted students with free laptops to aid in their academic endeavours, will be restarted by the Punjab government.
Details reveal that the provincial government’s yearly budget for FY2022-23 includes Rs. 1.5 billion for the CM’s Laptop Scheme.
Sardar Awais Ahmed Laghari, the minister of finance and revenue, announced during the presentation of the province budget on Wednesday that the finance department has allotted more than Rs. 485 billion for the education sector.
428.5 billion rupees of the overall budget have been set aside for non-development expenses like salaries, pensions, and other costs, while 56.7 billion rupees have been set aside for development expenses like the opening of new schools, colleges, and institutions.
The School Education Department has been given a budget of Rs. 421 billion. 382 billion rupees of the overall budget are designated for non-development expenses, and 39 billion rupees are set aside for development initiatives.
The Higher Education Department has been given Rs. 59 billion. 45.5 billion rupees of the total budget are designated for non-development spending, and 13.5 billion rupees will go toward development initiatives.
The Literacy and Non-Formal Education Department will receive Rs. 3.6 billion for the FY2022-23, while the Special Education Department will receive Rs. 1.5 billion.