Badal reviews the status of scholarships to SC, BC and minority students

Chandigarh/October 1
Punjab’s Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal on Tuesday reviewed the status of pre-matric and post-matric scholarships to SC, BC and minority students.
A Punjab government spokesperson said that the state government has earmarked Rs 450.79 crore during current fiscal year to provide the pre-matric and post-matric scholarships to the students belonging to scheduled castes, backward classes and minority communities.
“A sum of Rs 210.70 crore and Rs 240.09 crore has been earmarked to benefit 15.98 and 5.72 lac students of these caste/communities under pre-matric and post-matric scholarship schemes respectively during 2013-14,” said the spokesperson, adding that Badal reiterated his firm commitment for overall development of the students belonging to scheduled castes, backward classes and minority communities across the state and asked the officers of the Welfare department for the timely disbursement of scholarships under these schemes.