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Fee reimbursement limit for minority students likely to be raised

Posted by on August 4, 2011 0 Comment

Hyderabad: Minorities welfare minister Mohammed Ahmadullah on Thursday gave an assurance to the effect that the income ceiling of Rs 2 lakh for claiming the fee reimbursement and post-metric scholarships by the minorities’ students will be considered.

Earlier, the Centre had raised the income limit of SC and ST families from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 2 lakh. “Efforts are on to extend the same facility to minority students also,” Mr Ahmadullah said.

The Minister announced before media persons at the state Secretariat that the Minorities Finance Corporation had bagged ‘E-World 2011’ award for best E-Governance initiative in education.

The award was presented by Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Jyothirditya Scindia to APSMFC Managing Director and Vice Chairman Mohammed Ilyas Rizvi, on August 2 in New Delhi. The function was organized by the E-World Forum and delegates from 20 countries took part, the Minister revealed.

Earlier, the APSMFC also received awards for E-Governance in 2010, E-India 2010 award and SKOCH award all in a row and the Minister had a good word for his department officials and Dr Rizvi.

Stating that the online scholarship management system of APSMFC was also voted best in the world at the global awards function, Mr Ahmadullah asserted that they were providing the best on line scholarships management system which is user friendly and transparent facilitating about five lakh students annually to claim post-metric scholarships in professional courses.

The Minister also assured that the N Kiran Kumar Reddy government would take all steps to provide good power supply during the Ramzan festival and was at variance on irregular supply of electricity.(INN)

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