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Decision to benefit 5,500 students
Cabinet decision to cost Rs. 42 crore
HYDERABAD: The Cabinet has approved the ‘Twin track approach' of giving post-matric scholarship to meritorious students from weaker sections in rural areas and enable them join reputed colleges in the private sector.
The decision would benefit 5,500 students belonging to SC, ST, BC, physically-challenged and EBCs during 2020-11 and it would cost Rs.42 crore. The government would simultaneously work on strengthening government colleges on par with private colleges. Giving the details to reporters, Information Minister J. Geetha Reddy here on Thursday said that the scheme was started by the Rural Development department in 2008-09.
Now it would be part of ongoing post-matric scholarship scheme.
The selection of meritorious students with a minimum of 450 marks in SSC exam would be selected on the basis of merit by district selection committee.
Mr. Rosaiah said that ‘Sadbhavana Diwas' on Friday to mark the birthday of late Rajiv Gandhi be celebrated on a grand scale by the party leaders and workers at the State Capital and also in the districts. The death anniversary of Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy would be observed in a befitting manner by the government in all the districts.
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