Sunday, October 2, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Post-matric Scholarship online

Orissa | Posted on Oct 02, 2011 at 12:20pm IST
Post-matric Scholarship online
indianexpress Express News Service , The New Indian Express

BHUBANESWAR: The Orissa Government on Saturday put online

its post-matric scholarship and widened its scope to encourage
students from the disadvantaged sections pursue higher education.

Called 'Prerana', the e-scholarship programme will bring in
transparency, accountability and responsiveness, Chief Minister Naveen
Patnaik said after its


"Post-matric scholarship has been a major scheme to facilitate higher
and technical education among the weaker sections such as ST, SC, OBC,
SEBC and minority students," he said.

Prerana allows online registration for the scholarship as students can
log on to Naveen said the State
Government has, over the past few years, already taken a number of
special measures to promote education

in the schools meant for SC and ST students. "The Government is trying
to bring the SC and ST people to the mainstream by providing them
quality education,"

he said and added so far 1.5 lakh students have benefited from the
scholarship programme.

Chief Secretary BK Patnaik said the Government would monitor the
implementation of the e-scholarship programme and expand it for the
school students in future. Commissioner-cum-Secretary, SC/ST
Development, Minorities and Backward Classes Welfare Department,
Santosh Sarangi said

that there was no cap on the number of applicants in case of ST and SC
students under the scholarship scheme. For the OBC, SEBC and
minorities, it will be on first-comefirst- serve basis.

The students will have to submit the personal details in the online
application form along with passport size photo, caste and income
certificates. The completed forms will go to institutes for
verification and then to the District Social Welfare Officer whose
approval will lead to sanction of the scholarship.

The scholarship amount will directly be deposited in the bank account
of the student.


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