Free Bicycle Distribution Scheme by Assam State Government

  • P Project/Program

A Active

Key Information

With an objective of reducing the dropout rate of girls students at Secondary level and to increase enrollment of girls, the Government of Assam has been providing free bicycles to school going girls up to Class-X studying in Govt. and provincialized High/Higher Secondary Schools. Increasing mobility and socialization are positive outcomes that have been observed amongst school going girls, which has resulted in an easy and safe transportation for the girls. The scheme is implemented by the Director of Secondary Education, Assam, Kahilipara. The beneficiaries are selected by the Inspector of Schools during every financial year and forwarded to the Directorate of Secondary Education, Assam. The fund is released to the Directorate of Secondary Education, Assam for distribution of bicycles to the Girls students in each district of Assam through the Inspectors of Schools.

Lead Implementing Government(s)



South Asia


Government Affiliation

Government-affiliated program


2012 -


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation

Government of Assam, Secondary Education - Directorate of Secondary Education


Not applicable or unknown

COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Secondary completion

Other skills

  • Rights/empowerment education

Cross-cutting areas

  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys in school, Girls in school, Youth


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

All in school

School Level

  • Upper secondary
  • Tertiary

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

  • N/A

Program Approaches Back to Top

Access to school

  • Improving transportation

School-related gender-based violence

  • Safe transportation

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)
  • Improved social and emotional learning/skills and mindsets
  • Increased grade attainment
  • Increased secondary school completion
  • Increased test scores

Cross-cutting goals

  • Changed social norms
  • Improved health - other
  • Increased agency and empowerment
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms
  • Reduced school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV)

Additional Information Back to Top

Primary Contact

Women & Child Welfare matters: Smti. Santana Chetia, ACS - Additional Secretary, Secondary Education Department