The Punjab Education Development Act, 1998 was amended in the year 2007 to establish Adarsh schools in the State of Punjab. The Punjab Education Development Board was established in January, 2008, with the objective to establish Adarsh Schools in the State, to provide free and quality education to the poor and needy students. Total 119 + 9 = 128 sites have been identified to open Adarsh Schools from pre-Nursery to 10+2 classes. Under Public Private Partnership Mode 24 Adarsh Schools are being run in the State.
Source of Income: The education cess levied on the liquor is collected by the Excise and Taxation Department.