Scholarship scheme for ST students discussed

JAMMU: Director Tribal Affairs MS Choudhary reviewed the implementation of “pre-matric scholarship” schemes for scheduled tribes at a meeting attended by chief education officers (CEOs) of Jammu province.
The Director instructed CEOs to submit list of eligible candidates by January 15 under the scheme “pre-matric scholarship to ST students for Class 9th and 10th” for the year 2016-17. He further directed the concerned officers to submit the final requirement of funds for providing scholarship to Gujjar and Bakerwal students under “pre-matric scholarship from class 1st to 8th” for the year 2016-17.
During the meeting, it was also decided that all the eligible students from Class 1st to 8th (Gujjar and Bakerwal only) and all schedule tribe (ST) students of Class 9th and 10th would contact concerned chief education officers to seek the benefits under the scheme.