Wednesday, December 30, 2009

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By Express News Service
30 Dec 2009 03:21:00 AM IST

Scholarships for SC, ST students to be delayed

HYDERABAD: Sanctioning of scholarships and rebursing the fees of SC,
ST, BC and EBC students, numbering about 9.8 lakh, for the current
academic year is likely to be delayed.
Officials could not complete verification of applications, including
those for renewal, in view of the fact that many colleges in the State
have been closed for the past one month due to agitations.
Speaking to mediapersons here today, Social Welfare Minister P Subash
Chandra Bose said that the verification of applications was held up
due to closure of colleges following agitations for and against
separate Telangana.
However, the officials are learnt to have been preparing plans to
complete the verification process before the conclusion of the current
academic year at the earliest. About Rs 920 crore has already been
sanctioned which will be released to 7.3 lakh students for renewal of
For the academic year of 2008-09, the government received 24.19 lakh
applications online for scholarships covering students belonging to
SC, ST, BC and EBC sections. Of these, 10.6 lakh applications are for
renewals while 13.3 lakh students are fresh applicants. Fee
reimbursement for all renewal applications of students will be
completed by January 15. The government would initiate the process of
fee reimbursement and scholarships to fresh applicants after January
15, Bose said.

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