UP government will bear the cost of education of meritorious students of scheduled castes, preparing to start the scheme
Employment News-The state government will bear the cost of education of meritorious students of scheduled castes. For this, preparations are being made to launch the Chief Minister Meritorious Scholarship Scheme soon. The Directorate of Social Welfare has sent the related proposal to the government. In this, meritorious students studying in 165 reputed institutes located across the country will be benefitted.
This innovative scheme is being brought for the meritorious students of Scheduled Castes in UP. Under this, the government will pay the full fees of the students of UP who are in top-2 or 3 in all India level entrance examinations like JEE-Main, JEE-Advanced, Common Admission Test (CAT), Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) and NEET.
Apart from this, they will also get scholarship, so that their other necessary expenses can also be met. This includes all government medical colleges and universities, IITs, NITs and institutions like Triple IT. A total of 165 institutes located in UP and other states, including Kamla Nehru Institute of Technology Sultanpur and HBTU Kanpur, have been identified, where the students of SC category of UP origin studying will get the benefit of the scheme. Students from families with annual income up to Rs 8 lakh will get opportunities.
According to highly placed sources of Social Welfare Department, 30 percent of the beneficiaries in this scheme will be girls. The maximum meritorious two children of a parent will get the benefit. As per the proposal, the maximum annual income should be 8 lakhs to avail the benefits. About 500 meritorious students are planned to be benefited under this scheme in the first year.
It will cost Rs 40-50 crore annually. Till now, the SC category students who are reimbursed the fee, the maximum income limit is Rs 2.5 lakh per annum. It is believed that soon the government will give final approval to this scheme. Preparations are underway to implement this scheme from the current financial year itself.