November 1, 2020 11:05:26 am
Amid an alleged rip-off within the scholarship scheme, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday formally launched the not too long ago introduced state’s personal Dr B R Ambedkar Post Matric SC Scholarship scheme, and in addition nearly laid the inspiration stone of initiatives price Rs 50 crore at Bhagwan Valmiki Tirath Sthal (Ram Tirath), Amritsar, to mark the auspicious event of the Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti.
Participating within the Valmiki Jayanti celebrations right here, the CM additionally nearly inaugurated a brand new Ram Tirath ITI and gave the go-ahead for the institution of a Skill Development Centre to organize Dalit college students for aggressive exams. In addition, he introduced an annual vacation below the Negotiable Instruments Act in remembrance of the good character, and stated that GNDU, Amritsar, will organise an annual seminar on Bhagwan Valmiki on the eve of his start anniversary yearly.
On the event, the CM distributed Post Matric SC Scholarship Certificates to SC college students and congratulated the Valmiki Samaj on varied schemes launched by the Technical Education and different departments for the Dalit neighborhood within the state. His authorities was dedicated to the welfare of the neighborhood, he added.
Only not too long ago the federal government was on the defensive after the previous secretary in social justice and minorities division had alleged a multi-crore rip-off within the scholarship scheme and accused Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot.
Later, an inquiry by Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan gave a clear chit to the minister.
The CM stated the state scholarship scheme will be sure that poor SC college students get free larger training, which the Government of India had unfairly disadvantaged them of with its abrupt withdrawal of Central help of Rs 800 crore to the state. The Dr B R Ambedkar Post Matric SC Scholarship, being launched with none monetary contribution from the Centre, will present 100% payment waiver for SC college students to provide them internet financial savings of about Rs 550 crore, he stated.
The scheme, which is able to profit greater than Three lakh poor SC college students yearly, will contain no upfront fee by these college students to authorities/non-public instructional establishments. The institutes will present free training to SC college students below the scheme in opposition to direct subsidy from the state authorities, the CM introduced, including that the scholars can even get month-to-month stipend to purchase books, uniforms and so on.
Giving particulars of the Bhagwan Valmiki Tirath Sthal initiatives, the CM stated these embrace a panorama on Maharishi Valmiki (Rs 25-30 crore), facade lights (Rs 10.9 crore), filtration plant within the Sarovar (Rs 4.75 crore), furnishings for the sarai (Rs 2 crore) and building of a parikrama (Rs 1.Three crore).
Virtually inaugurating the momentary campus of the ITI at Ram Tirath, Captain Amarinder stated the institute will contribute to producing extra jobs for kids. Around 90 trainees had up to now been admitted to the institute, he introduced, including that the scholar energy can be raised to 240 by subsequent 12 months when the constructing can be renovated at a price of Rs 1.82 crore and equipment price Rs 3.5 crore can be procured. The variety of programs can even be elevated from the present 4 to 9, he added.
Technical Education Minister Charanjit Singh Channi stated the institute can be developed as a state-of-the-art facility.
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