• search

Less than half disbursed for scholaships to SC students

Written by: Staff
|

Chandigarh, Mar 16 (UNI) The Punjab government today admitted that less than half of the earmarked amount of Rs 6,762.2 crore has been disbursed for scholarships to the scheduled caste students in schools, in the last two financial years.

A sum of Rs 679.29 crore only has been disbursed out of the total of Rs 2,973.82 crore earmarked for the scholarships to the SC students from class sixth onwards in 2004-05, while Rs 2,650.95 crore out of the earmarked money up to Rs 3,788.41 crore was disbursed in 2005-06 (up to February 28, 2006), Minister of State for Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Gurkanwal Kaur informed the Vidhan Sabha in reply to a question here today.

A total of Rs 6,762.2 crore were earmarked in the two financial years (2004-05 and 2005-06) for disbursement to the SC students of class sixth and above under the State Education Welfare Scheme and post-metric Scholarships, while the total disbursement for the said period was marked at Rs 3,330.51 crore.

UNI PS JS VD RK1815

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more