Scholarships worth Rs. 2.19 cr sanctioned for 3089 students of the valley

Srinagar, March 19: Director Social Welfare, Kashmir today convened a meeting of officers to review the functioning of the department besides the allocation of scholarships among students.
It was given out in the meeting that scholarships of Rs. 2.19 crore have been sanctioned in favour of 3089 students of different educations of the valley. Besides under pre-matric scholarships, Rs. 6 crore have been released for students of minority community, benefiting 30000 students.
It was informed that under post-matric scholarships, Rs. 1.31 crore have been sanctioned, Rs. 33 lakh for Specially Abled students, Rs. 35 lakh for Pahari Speaking students and Rs. 20.64 lakh for Scheduled Caste students have been sanctioned.
Director Social Welfare enjoined upon the officers to implement the scholarship schemes in letter and spirit and maintain transparency in the distribution of scholarships so that the benefits percolate down to the deserving student.

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