Fee reimbursement linked to Aadhaar

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

  • 3,88,890 students would lose fee reimbursement

The State Government has issued guidelines for fee reimbursement to students.With the new guidelines, as many as 3,88,890 students would become ineligible for the benefit. As many as 80,284 SC, 16,320 ST, 2,01,165 BC students would be deprived of the fee reimbursement benefit.

Sources said that the government has put a ceiling of Rs.2 lakh per annum income per year for students belonging to SC/ST while Rs.1 lakh for others and they have to submit the Aaadhar numbers along with their applications. The guidelines included that the Aaadhar numbers of the student and parents will be coordinated and the fee reimbursement would be disbursed only when it is tallied. Those who have four wheeler or five acres of cultivable land, the fee reimbursement would not be extended resulting in a cut of 3,88,890 students from the benefit.

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