Haryana govt to give free laptops to first 500 meritorious students

Posted on:27 Apr 2016 12:47:39
Haryana govt to give free laptops to first 500 meritorious students
27 April 2016 Current Affairs: The Haryana government has announced free laptops to 500 meritorious students who secure a minimum of 95 per cent marks in Class X Board examination this year. State Finance Minister Captain Abhimanyu said the laptops will be provided under State Merit Scholarship scheme. A scholarship of Rs 150 per student used to be given annually under the scheme. The state government would bear an additional expenditure of about Rs 2.50 crore on account of this facility. 

Schemes Offered : One 100 laptops would be provided to top 100 students in the merit list of the Board irrespective of their caste, sex or economic status, an equal number of laptops would be given to top girl students belonging to general category. Laptops would also be provided to top one hundred boys and an equal number of girls belonging to Scheduled Castes, and the remaining one hundred laptops to students belonging to Below Poverty Line families, in the merit list of the Board.

 

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