Providing student credit card for pursuing higher education forms a part of Kumar's seven resolves which he had promised before polls and which has been adopted by the coalition government led by him.
    
Addressing the 54th quarterly banks review meeting, the Chief Minister sought cooperation of the banks for implementation of the scheme.
    
He said the scheme would help lift GER (Gross Enrolment Ratio) in the state. Bihar has a GER of 13 per cent and Kumar said efforts would be made to increase it to 50 per cent.
    
For this it is necessary that students continue education after 12th standard and the student credit card would remove the financial obstacle in this regard, Kumar said.
    
The Chief Minister asked the banks to expedite opening branches at panchayat level. Security norms should be followed and those found violating them would be punished.

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