In the Himachal Pradesh Cabinet meeting which was presided by the Chief Minister has granted approval to ‘Atal School Uniform Scheme’, aimed at providing two pairs of school uniform, one in April and another in October during each academic session to about nine lakh students studying in State run educational institutions from first to matric standard. It will go a long way in bringing about uniformity and discipline amongst the students belonging to different economic strata of the society. It has also been decided to constitute a Committee under the Chairmanship of the Additional Chief Secretary (Forests) and consisting of Principal Secretary Finance, Principal Secretary Industries, Principal Secretary Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Secretary Education, Directors of Higher and Elementary Education, as its Members, for effective implementation of the Scheme and procurement of uniform by March 31, 2012.