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 lately introduced state’s personal Dr B R Ambedkar Submit Matric SC Scholarship scheme, and in addition just about 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.
Collaborating within the Valmiki Jayanti celebrations right here, the CM additionally just about inaugurated a brand new Ram Tirath ITI and gave the go-ahead for the institution of a Talent Improvement Centre to organize Dalit college students for aggressive exams. As well as, he introduced an annual vacation beneath the Negotiable Devices Act in remembrance of the nice persona, and mentioned 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 Submit Matric SC Scholarship Certificates to SC college students and congratulated the Valmiki Samaj on varied schemes launched by the Technical Schooling and different departments for the Dalit neighborhood within the state. His authorities was dedicated to the welfare of the neighborhood, he added.
Solely lately 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 mentioned the state scholarship scheme will make sure that poor SC college students get free greater training, which the Authorities 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 Submit Matric SC Scholarship, being launched with none monetary contribution from the Centre, will present 100% charge waiver for SC college students to offer them internet financial savings of about Rs 550 crore, he mentioned.
The scheme, which is able to profit greater than 3 lakh poor SC college students yearly, will contain no upfront cost by these college students to authorities/personal instructional establishments. The institutes will present free training to SC college students beneath 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 forth.
Giving particulars of the Bhagwan Valmiki Tirath Sthal initiatives, the CM mentioned these embody 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 1.3 crore).
Nearly inaugurating the momentary campus of the ITI at Ram Tirath, Captain Amarinder mentioned the institute will contribute to producing extra jobs for children. Round 90 trainees had thus far been admitted to the institute, he introduced, including that the scholar energy might be raised to 240 by subsequent 12 months when the constructing might be renovated at a value of Rs 1.82 crore and equipment price Rs 3.5 crore might be procured. The variety of programs can even be elevated from the present 4 to 9, he added.
Technical Schooling Minister Charanjit Singh Channi mentioned the institute might be developed as a state-of-the-art facility.
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