17/10/2012

75 per cent attendance mandatory for SC/ST students to avail scholarship

 

Patna,(BiharTimes): The Bihar government on Tuesday made 75 per cent attendance in classes in first half of the year for the SC/ST students to be eligible to receive scholarship. This decision was taken at a cabinet meeting presided over by the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

According to the Principal Secretary (Planning and Development) Vijay Prakash all SC/ST students from Class I to X will be required to ensure 75 per cent attendance in their classes from April 1 to September 30 to be eligible to receive the scholarship from the state government.

The requirement of 75 per cent attendance in classes by the SC/ST students was consistent with the state governmentís policy for eligibility for other benefits like the Chief Ministerís girl uniform scheme and bicycle scheme for boys and girls.

He said as per the decision the scholarship amount will be disbursed to the SC/ST students in the second half of the financial year and the state government will incur an annual expenditure of Rs 433 crores on this head.

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