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Stipend to SC/ST Students

PIB December 11/2012 : Under the pre-matric scholarship scheme for SC/ST students studying in classes IX and X, the rate of scholarship is Rs.150/- per month for day scholar and Rs.350/-per month for hostellers, for a period of ten months in a year and books and ad-hoc grant of Rs.750/- per year for day scholars and Rs.1000/- per year for hostellers. Additional allowance for students with disabilities is also admissible to those who are studying in private un-aided recognized schools.

Under the Post-matric scholarship scheme for SC/ST students, central assistance includes maintenance allowance, reader charges for blind students, study tour charges, thesis typing/printing charges, book allowance to students pursuing correspondence course, reimbursement of compulsory non-refundable fees and additional allowance for students with disabilities. The maintenance allowance for hostellers is between Rs.380/-per month to Rs.1200/- p.m. and for day scholars from Rs.230/-p.m. to Rs.550/-p.m. depending upon the level of courses.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri P. Balram Naik in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.



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