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UP govt to place 146 madrasas on grant list

Lucknow: UP’s Samajwadi Party government has decided to put 146 madrasas upto secondary level which were recognised till 2003 and which come upto the standard laid down by government, on its grant list. Under this decision the government has already put 100 such Madrasas on its grant list and for the remaining 46 madrasas, action is being taken to include these also in the grant list. Under this decision the government had allotted Rs. 463.30 crores in the financial year 2015-16 and during the current financial year i.e. 2016-17, another Rs. 100 crores have bee allotted. At present a total number of 560 Arabic-Persian madrasas in the state are being given financial assistance by the government because of which not only the standard of living of, the teaching and non-teaching staff of madrasas has improved but better opportunities also are made available to students for acquisition of education.

Scholarship schemes / facilities for minority community students: In order to further promote education among boy and girl students belonging to minority community in UP, the state government has started scholarship and some other schemes for them so that by acquiring higher education they may be able to make their future bright.

Pre-Matric scholarship scheme: Under this scheme, all minority community boy and girl students from classes one to tenth, the annual income of whose guardians / parents is upto Rs. one lakh and who have secured at least 50 percent marks in their previous examination are considered eligible for this scholarship and they will be given scholarships either on monthly or annually basis. In order to bring transparency in the award or distribution of scholarhsips to them and also to enable them get the scholarships immediately or at a very early date, arrangements have been made to deposit the scholarship amounts directly in their bank accounts.

Post Matric scholarship scheme: Under this scheme all students (boy and girl) belonging to minority community the maximum annual income of whose guardians is upto Rs. two lakh and who have secured 50 percent (aggregate) marks in previous examination will be considered eligible for such scholarship. Payment of scholarships will be through Bank Advice in their bank account under which NIC will have to be provided at district level. Under this scheme there is also the arrangement of reimbursement of admission fees which have been fixed for government institutions.

Merit-cum-means scholarship scheme: Under this scheme students of graduate, post graduate and vocational courses the annual income of whose guardians is upto Rs. 2.5 lakh and who secured 50% marks in their previous examination will be eligible for such scholarships and payment will be made in their bank account through DBT.

Pre and Post Matric Scholarship for reimbursement of fees: Under this scheme applications from boy and girl students will be received on-line. For the financial year 2016-17, UP government has made the annual income of guardians a maximum of Rs. 2 lakh. For pre-Matric students who are eligible for scholarships, it will be given at the rate of Rs. 150 per month but for a maximum of 10 months i.e. Rs. 1500 (total) in the form of ad hoc grants and an allowance of Rs. 750 i.e. Rs. 2250 (1500+750). All children of a guardian or parent will benefit from such scholarships…. After tenth class, under scholarships and fees reimbursement scheme the government has allotted, for the financial year 2016-17, Rs. 153 crores and Rs. 150 crores respectively under which 2,91,443 students are expected to benefit.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 August 2016 on page no. 14

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