Hyderabad: Disclosing that the income ceiling for SC and ST students to avail fee reimbursement has been raised from Rs one lakh to Rs 2 lakh, the state government on Thursday clarified that all eligible students drawn from SC, ST, BC, Minorities and Economically Backward Classes will be issued the fee reimbursements and post matric scholarships as scheduled.
Speaking to media persons at the Secretariat on Thursday, Social Welfare Minister Pithani Satyanarayana made it clear that the managements of colleges would be punished if the fee was collected from those eligible students. He also asked the students not to worry over the facilities which will be extended to them as stipulated. Mr Satyanarayana also made clear the government’s intentions must not be misconstrued as a section of the press had stated that such details were missing in the EAMCET notification.
The Minister was speaking after a review meeting was held on the subject for arriving at clarity on the subject and decided to sanction the post metric scholarships and reimbursement of fees and maintenance of mess charges to all eligible students belonging to SC,ST, BC and Minorities after verifying their caste and income ceiling certificates.
The Minister observed that there was no clarity in submission of the certificates of caste and income by the students.
Over 1.93 lakh eligible students were there but they did not properly submit their certificates as scheduled, Mr Satyanarayana said, adding that further the income ceiling for all SC and ST students has been raised from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 2 lakh.
Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy also left instructions that all arrears to the colleges be paid by August ending, the Minister said.
Tribal Welfare Minister P Balraju also spoke in respect of enhancement of the income limit and maintenance charges to students.(INN)