Wednesday 22 August 2012

State Scholarships

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched a centrally sponsored ‘National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme’ in 2008-09 for providing scholarships @ Rs. 500 per month to one lakh new students from class IX every year which are continued upto class XII subject to fulfillment of certain conditions. As per the scheme those students studying as regular students in class VIII in Government, Government aided and local body schools and whose parental income from all sources is upto Rs. 1.5 lakh per annum are eligible to appear in the selection test under the scheme.

The Ministry is considering increasing the rate of scholarships under the scheme. No specific time frame for its implementation can be indicated at this stage as the decision would depend on availability of funds among other issues. 
This information was given by Shri Dr. D. Purandeswari, Minister of State for Human Resource in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today. 

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