Jaipur: The Rajasthan Government has announced Rs 150 crore rupees Pre Metric
scholarships to the students of OBC category. Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Ashok Bairwa today told the state assembly that strict action will be taken against officials who did not disperse this scholarship to the eligible students in previous years.
BJP MLAs had earlier charged that despite of proper funds half of the eligible students not get this scholarship due to negligence of many district officials.
Government distributes scholarship at pre-matric level to encourage parents of minority communities to send their school going children to school.
The scheme is supposed to enable a level playing field for minorities and has the potential to lead to upliftment of the socio economic conditions of the minority communities.