SCHEME FOR SANCTIONING SPECIAL GRANT TO SCHEDULED CASTE GIRL STUDENTS STUDYING IN POST- MATRIC AND POST GRADUATE CLASSES
The object of the scheme is to provide financial assistance for the upliftment of the Scheduled Caste girl students studying in post-matric and post-graduate classes. Now this is a Non Plan scheme and is presently being implemented through the Education Department, Director Research and Medical Education and Director, Tech. Education.
YEAR OF START
This scheme was started in the year 1980-81.
The Scheduled Caste girl students who are domicile of Punjab State are eligible to get special grant under this scheme. The income of their parents/guardians from all sources should not exceed Rs.60965/- P.A. Under this scheme, financial assistance @ Rs.50/- and Rs.60/-P.M. per girl student is given to students studying in post-matric and post-graduate classes respectively. This grant is in addition to the Post-Matric Scholarship. Under this scheme, special grant is payable from 1st April or from the month of admission whichever is later, to the month in which the examinations are completed at the end of the academic year, provided that if the students secure admission after the 20th day of month, the payment will be made from the, following month of the admission.
This scheme is being implemented through the DPI (Colleges), DPI (Schools), Director, Technical Education & Industrial Training, Punjab and Director, Research and Medical Education, Punjab. The eligible students as per the norms of scheme need to apply to the Head of Institution in which he/she is studying. Recommendations received from such colleges/schools are scrutinized by the implementing departments and are forwarded to Welfare Department for sanctioning the amount. The scheme has been covered under Online Management System since 2012-13. Therefore, the grant is disbursed directly in the accounts of students by the Welfare Department.
Rajinderpal Kaur says