Nod for Scholarship Scheme for SCs,STs

Nod for Scholarship Scheme for SCs,STs

Nod for Scholarship Scheme for SCs,STs

cc The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved a Scholarship scheme for higher education for students of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes. To be implemented from the current financial year, it would cover students beyond the 12th class, whose family income did not exceed Rs.2 lakh a year.

This was announced by Finance Minister and Cabinet spokesperson P. Chidambaram. The scholarship would cover the tuition fee and other non-refundable dues for those studying in government and government-funded institutions. For those in private institutions, the scholarship would be restricted to Rs.2 lakh a year for courses other than those conducted by flying clubs for commercial pilot training. Students training to be commercial pilots would get an enhanced amount, up to Rs.3.75 lakh a year.

In addition, all students would be provided Rs.2.220 a month as living expenses, subject to actuals, and an allowance of Rs.3000 for books and stationery. They would be eligible to buy a computer and accessories for Rs.45,000 as an one-time assistance. The scheme is expected to benefit 1,220 SC and 635 ST students in the first year, and 15, 730 SC and 7, 910 ST students during the five years of its operation.

Nod for Scholarship Scheme for SCs,STs