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UP government issues guidelines for SC/ST scholarships

UP government issues guidelines for SC/ST scholarships

TNN Oct 2, 2012, 05.23AM IST

LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday issued guidelines to bring transparency in the fee deposition and scholarship distribution process meant for students belonging to scheduled caste and scheduled tribes who have passed in class 10{+t}{+h}. It has also issued timetable for the session 2012-13 along with the SC/ST scholarship guidelines - 2012 for these students.
Minister for social welfare, Avdhesh Prasad said that under these guidelines, institutes and their syllabus would be registered in the master database of the department. He said, "Those belonging to these categories can get application forms for scholarship and fee till November 30. The head of the educational institute can then submit his approval to the district (area) officer of the education department by December 15." He also added that the district officers in the education department can submit their approval to the Scholarship Approval Committee after verifying the institute and syllabus by December 31.
After these formalities, the approval of the committee will be informed to the district information technology officer till January 15, 2013. The scholarship or the fee amount will be accordingly transferred to the related students' bank accounts by January 31. "The software / website for the first step of scholarship /fee distribution will be locked by the NIC Lucknow on January 31, 2013", said Prasad.
Students appearing in the half yearly or final examination of the first semester who want to apply for the second semester would be able to get the fee amount for the second semester in the second phase only. The minister said that the amount for the second semester will be uploaded on the website by February 1, 2013. The approved amount will then be transferred to the student's account by February 15. For students who are eligible and are studying in institutes outside the state, their information, syllabus and institute's verification would be done separately at the district level. The director of social welfare department has been directed to prepare separate software for students living outside the state with the help of National Informatics Centre, so that these students can also get the amount according to the set timetable.

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