The Punjab government has launched a welfare scheme to ensure uninterrupted education facilities to the speech and hearing challenged children belonging to the economically weaker sections of the society with an annual income of not more than Rs 60,000.
Stating this here on Tuesday, an official spokesperson said that an amount of Rs 2400 annually had been given to the speech and hearing impaired children from class 1 to class 8 under scholarship scheme launched by the Punjab social security and welfare of woman and child development department.
He said for students of class 9 and above and also for any other higher course, an amount of Rs 3,600 annually as stipend had been fixed.
He said under the scholarship scheme a budget allocation of Rs 28.28 lakh for the year 2012-13 had also been made. The district social welfare officers had been directed to identify the beneficiaries for this scheme so that the genuine students could be given the scholarship amount, he added.