On October 30, 2019, Temjen Imna Along,Nagaland Minister for Higher and Technical Education and Tribal Affairs has launched Nagaland government ex-gratia scheme for students studying outside Nagaland (NGESSO), an initiative of Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, at the directorate of Higher Education in Kohima.
i.The scheme will provide an Ex-Gratia of ₹ 5 Lakh as one-time payment to parents of students in the event of any unfortunate deaths of Indigenous Naga Students of Nagaland who are studying outside the State in different parts of the country.
ii.Students belonging to any recognised Scheduled Tribes(ST) /Indigenous inhabitants of Nagaland State can avail the scheme.
Students who are admitted to regular course with a minimum duration of 1 year course in any recognised institutions outside Nagaland but within India only eligible for this scheme.
iii.The Nominee can claim the Ex-Gratia amount within a period of 2 months after the death of the students by submitting required documents.
iv.The state government allotted a Corpus Fund of Rs.5 crore in a fixed deposit(FD) and the interest created from deposit will be used for payment of ex-gratia amounting to Rs.5 lakh in times of casualties and misfortune.
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