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Bengaluru: ‘Minority pre-matric scholarship not withdrawn’

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Bengaluru: The pre-matric scholarships for SC, ST, OBC, and minority students have not been withdrawn, said Social Welfare Minister Kota Srinivas Poojary on Tuesday December 6.

The pre-matric scholarship is completely under the State Government and it will continue, he added.

Eligible students can apply for pre-matric scholarships online. The scholarship will be renewed for those who have already benefited from it using data from the Students Achievement Tracking System (SATS).

“For Classes 1–5, SC boys get Rs. 1,000 annually, while SC girls receive Rs. 1,100. Boys get Rs. 1,150 for classes 6-7, and girls receive Rs. 1,250. Boys get Rs. 1,250 in Class 8, while girls receive Rs. 1,350. Over 6.84 lakh students have been approved for scholarships of Rs. 78.77 Crore under this scheme, which has seen the release of Rs. 113.13 Crore,” he added.

“The Union Government contributes 60 per cent and the state gives 40 per cent for Classes 9 and 10,” he said.

Poojary’s response came the same day that Opposition Leader Siddaramaiah criticised the BJP government for withdrawing the pre-matric scholarship.

Siddaramaiah said that on one hand, they pay respect to Ambedkar and on the other hand, they do injustice to the oppressed class.

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