Maharashtra govt extends fee waiver to students with Rs 6 lakh family income limit

Posted on:15 Oct 2016 09:25:10

Maharashtra govt extends fee waiver to students with Rs 6 lakh family income limit
15 October 2016 Current Affairs GK: The Maharashtra government today decided to extend fee waiver to students whose family income limit is less than Rs 6 lakhs, for professional and higher education courses, including medical and engineering.

SC/ST students had 100 per cent fee waiver while OBC students had 50 per cent concession. It will now be extended to all students with income limit of Rs 6 lakhs and who have secured more than 60 per cent marks at the time of admission. Those with income limit upto Rs 2.5 lakhs will have no condition.

The government also decided that the Punjabrao Deshmukh scheme will be implemented to provide hostel fees to children of marginal farmers and registered labourers.

The government has also decided to implement Pandit Deendayal Upadhay Swayam Yojana for providing hostel and food facilities to tribal students.

 It would be Rs 6,000 per month, in 2-tier cities it would be Rs 5,000 and in 3-tier it would be Rs 4,000 per month.

In medical colleges, those with income limit of Rs 2.5 lakhs to Rs 6 lakhs, the government will pay interest of the educational loan taken by them. About 35,000 students in government and 3 lakhs in private colleges will benefit from the scheme.

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