The municipal school students, who are yet to get their uniforms and other items, will instead get money in their bank accounts.
Every year, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) distributes free uniform, books and other articles to school students.
The original tenders for the school items were cancelled by the NMMC.
Municipal commissioner Tukaram Mundhe called for fresh tenders, but the process has been delayed.
There are 31,000 students studying in the primary section (class 1 to class 8) of NMMC schools. A total of 5,000 students study in the secondary section (classes 9 and 10).
The primary school students get two sets of uniforms, bag, raincoat, a pair of shoes, socks, PT uniform and scout guide uniform. The others get two sets of uniform, a pair of shoes, two pairs of socks, notebooks and text books.
However this academic year, due to tender issues they are yet to get all the items. A recent GR has however come as a relief to the around 36,000 students of civic schools in the city.
Mundhe said, “We have distributed three stationery items to the students. The tender process for the rest is on.”
He added, “However, the students need not worry. The Government Resolution issued in December says students will get the money for the school items directly in their bank accounts.”
Mundhe said that the process to open joint accounts of students and their parents is on.
Mundhe said, “The scheme will be implemented from the current academic year itself. The children will be able to purchase the stationery items and the amount spent by them will be deposited in their bank account.”