INR 2 lakh grant to be given to SSC students from economically weaker sections

To be eligible for the same, students must have scored 90 per cent in the SSC exams, and the families should have an annual income of no more than INR 2.5 lakhs.

INR 2 lakh grant to be given to SSC students from economically weaker sections

Maharashtra's Social Justice Minister, Dhananjay Munde, on Thursday, June 24, 2021, approved a grant of INR 2 lakhs for students from 11th and 12th standards, who belong from the economically weaker sections and have secured 90 per cent or more marks in their board exams. 

The decision was announced by Minister Dhananjay Munde, and to be eligible for the same, parents should need to have an annual income of less than INR 2.5 lakh. Officials have informed that this grant amount will be beneficial for the preparation of vocational courses like MH-CET, JEE, NEET for the students belonging to the  poor families from the scheduled castes. 

To efficiently implement the same, Minister Munde had given instructions to the officials. The decision to announce the grant was taken after demands were made by the students and parents' associations. The decision was taken at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Research and Training Institute's (BARTI) 30th Board of Governors meeting which was held on June 21, 2021. The grant is being given as a part of the scheme started in the name of Bharat Ratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar.

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As per reports, the scheme will not be applicable to those children who have parents employed in the government service. For eligible candidates, submission of proof of income and caste is mandatory. 

 the number of beneficiaries in this scheme is going to be unlimited! This information has been given by The Director General of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Research and Training Institute (BARTI), Dhammajyoti Gajbhiye, also mentioned that there is no limit to the number of students who can avail the grant and the institution will be responsible for transparent implementation of the scheme which is being provided for higher education to students belonging to poor families who work in the either unorganized sectors, are low paid, on a contract basis or in the other private sectors. 

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Offering his thought, Social Justice Minister Dhananjay Munde said that the government will do its best to ensure that the benefits of this scheme is made available to the deserving students, and can shape their future.

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