Centre released Rs 150 cr for SC students

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Nov 19, 2014 23:55 IST

The Centre has already released Rs 149.67 crore to the department of welfare of scheduled castes (SC) and backward classes (BC), Punjab, as its share for post-matric scholarships for scheduled castes. This was revealed by Vijay Sampla, union minister of state for social justice and empowerment.

The objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to the scheduled caste students studying at post-matriculation or post-secondary stage to enable them to complete their education. Scholarships will be paid to the students whose parents' or guardians' income from all sources does not exceed Rs 2.5 lakh per annum.

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