Bihar scholarship for poor upper caste students soon

At present, the state government gives Rs 600 scholarship annually to a Class I to IV OBC students.

Written by Santosh Singh | Patna | Published: April 11, 2015 1:10 am
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Bihar government is set to introduce a scholarship for “economically backward” students from upper castes of both Hindus and Muslim communities. The Nitish Kumar government is waiting for the formal submission of the Bihar Upper Caste Commission report. The government has already been giving scholarships to backward and Dalit students till the middle-school level.

Government sources said the Human Resource Department had been waiting for a nod from the Chief Minister, who expects the Bihar Upper Caste Commission to submit its much-awaited report soon. The commission was set up about five years ago to study the economic conditions of upper caste Hindus and Muslims to identify “economically backward” pockets in order to extend them government benefits.

Dropping hints about the move, Kumar said at Madhubani Thursday that scholarship benefits might be extended to upper caste students once the upper caste commission submits its report.

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At present, the state government gives Rs 600 scholarship annually to a Class I to IV OBC and SC/ST student, Rs 1,200 to a Class V to VI student and Rs 1,800 to a Class VII and VIII student.

Former member of the commission and BJP MLC Sanjay Mayukh said, “NDA government under Nitish Kumar had made it clear to the commission to concentrate first on doing surveys of upper castes students’ economic status”. Mayukh said the survey focussed on land holdings and annual earning of a family.

Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI) had been entrusted with task of doing survey. ADRI member secretary Shaibal Gupta told The Indian Express: “We conducted survey in 20 of 38 districts and took about 10,000 samples from upper caste Hindus and Muslims families. Though deciding on criteria for giving scholarship is purely policy decision, a big number of upper caste students had faced economic constraints.”

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    Monika kumari
    Jan 3, 2017 at 6:08 am
    Sir Mai 2016 me intermediate paas ki hu with 1st division and Very gud Marks as well lt;br/gt;Mai general cast se aati hu lt;br/gt;Sir my economically position is not very well lt;br/gt;Kya 25000 hme milenge as;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Plz reply me plzzzz
    1. K
      Nov 2, 2016 at 9:54 am
      Chief Minister had announced to give 25000/- to each and every Girls Students who has ped in 1st Division of Intermediate Exam from B.S.E.B. but Kalyan Bibhag, Govt. of Bihar has not distributed to my daughter. I belong to General Category. Is it not for us?
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        Vinod Kumar
        Nov 2, 2016 at 9:46 am
        General Category girls ko inter mai 1st. division p hone par 25000/- kalyan bibhag Bihar Govt. nahi de rahi hai
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          Shrvan kumar
          Aug 19, 2015 at 10:49 pm
          For genral hindu like rajput, bumihar and barhman only pain and sc,st for gain. Indian goverment behave like step son with genral. In comming day genral will be crime. Due to bad enomical condition.i think goverment must be think upon it.
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            D P
            Apr 11, 2015 at 2:11 pm
            It is painful to note that persons like the honorable chief minister of Bihar is speaking in terms of upper castes & lower castes; muslims and hindus. Any reference to caste based help or religion based help must be avoided. In fact what the chief minister of Bihar is hinting at that he has the interest of upper caste people belonging to muslim as well as hindu communities in mind as well. This may be clearly construed as election gimmick. Such practices must be stopped by people of the state of Bihar.
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