New Delhi, Jan 30 : The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today approved a centrally sponsored scheme of pre-matric scholarship for students belonging to minority communities.
The CCCEA approved Rs.1868.50 crore for the scheme to be implemented during the XI Five Year Plan (2007-2012). Out of this, Rs.1408.40 crore will be borne by the Centre, whereas Rs. 460.10 crore will be shared by the States.
Union Territories would be provided 100 per cent Central assistance, a government release said.
Thirty percent of the scholarships will be earmarked for girl students of each minority community in a State or Union Territory and will be transferable to boy students only if eligible girl students are not available.
Under the scheme, 25 lakh scholarships will be given to the meritorious students belonging to notified minority communities during 2007-2012.