Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 22:
Days after announcing a raise in reservation of seats in educational institutions for them, the Odisha government today announced a hike in pre-matriculation scholarships for students belonging to Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Scheduled Caste (SC) communities.
A directive issued by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the hike will be applicable to both hostel boarders and day scholars.
While monthly scholarship for boy boarde’s studying in classes from I to X has been increased to Rs 750, the same for girls has been increased to Rs 800.
Similarly, for day scholars studying in classes from VI to VII, the scholarship money has been increased to Rs 180 a month while that for the girls has been increased to Rs 240.
Besides, the scholarship amount has been enhanced to Rs 240 a month for boy day scholars studying in class VIII and to Rs 300 for girls.