The state govt. of UP has hiked the SC / ST annual scholarship amount by Rs. 750 and raised the income limit of the beneficiary family to Rs. 2.50 lakh to ensure inclusion of more students. Yogi Adityanath govt. has decided to provide scholarship to each eligible student in Uttar Pradesh. UP govt. will disburse scholarship amount and make fees reimbursement from the state budget to around 1.10 crore students in FY 2018.
All the students from SC / ST community would also remain eligible for fees reimbursement which will be given on the basis of merit. UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath has announced these decisions during the review meeting of Social welfare department held on 22 October 2018.
Majority of the students including those whose cases have been renewed in Uttar Pradesh have been paid scholarship on 2 October 2018 while the remaining scholarship will be awarded by 26 January 2019.
Yogi Adityanath Hikes SC / ST Annual Scholarship in UP
Extending a diwali gift for SC / ST students, Yogi Adityanath govt. has raised the amount for Pre-Matric scholarship from Rs. 2250 to Rs. 3000 per annum. In addition, the state govt. has raised the income limit of beneficiary families from Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 2.50 lakh to include more students.
Similar facilities will also be extended to the poor students of the general category. Around 23 lakh students have been awarded scholarships and around 40 lakh have been paid pension worth Rs. 1952 crore in FY 2018 under the Yogi government.
In the current fiscal year 2018, a record number of around 1 crore 10 lakh students have submitted applications for scholarship. All the students from the general, SC, ST, OBC & minorities community will receive scholarship amount.
In the previous years, the total number of students getting scholarship and fees reimbursement in a single year was around 60 to 70 lakh which has now raised to 1.10 crore in this year. Around 85 lakh students have already taken the final print of the submitted applications in 2018 and this number was 70 lakh in the FY 2017.
Yogi govt. lay emphasis on inclusion of more beneficiaries under the schemes like National Family Welfare Scheme and CM’s Community Marriage Scheme.