Demand for scholarships to SC/ST students in HPS
Pavithra S Rangan/ Staff Reporter
The Telangana SC and ST Parents Association of the Hyderabad Public
Schools condemned the government's failure in providing scholarships
to all SC/ST students admitted to the schools in the general category.
While students admitted under the SC/ST reservation are being provided
full scholarships from class 1 to 12, the association demanded that
nearly 160 other SC/ST students admitted under the general category
too be provided the scholarship.
"While all other private and government institutions have scholarships
for SC and ST students as per G.O Ms No. 182; in HPS, SC/ST children
admitted in the general category in both the Ramanthapur and Begumpet
Schools have not been given a rupee this year," said Telangana JAC
leader Addanki Dayakar.
"Notices stating that students will not be allowed to attend classes
if the fee is not paid before February 2 too have been given. Their
parents being extremely poor cannot afford this fee," he added.
Officials of the Social Welfare department, however, informed that a
total 50 SC and ST students, selected by way of a lottery system, are
being given full scholarships in the Begumpet, Ramanthapur and
Pulivendula branches of the school.
They said that it was not possible to provide scholarships to all SC
and ST students admitted into the schools even through the general
category as they had limited funds at their disposal.
Agitated association members demanded that the scholarships for all
students released on or before January 30, in view of the last date of
fee payment. They warned that the government's non-compliance with
their demands would warrant dire consequences.
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