Fee rebate for OBC, SC/ST students

The Times of India, 9th Sept. 2009

LUCKNOW: After introducing 50% reservation quota for Scheduled Castes/Tribes (SC/ST) and other backward classes (OBC) in private technical educational institutes, the Maya government has now decided to strictly implement the fee concessions given to SC/ST and OBCs as being provided in government colleges. The general category candidates from economically weaker families will also get the benefit.

On Tuesday, the government made it clear that technical institutes not following the orders will be de-affiliated by the UP Technical University (UPTU). Such an order existed earlier also but was rarely being followed. But this, said officers in chief minister’s office, government is serious about implementing the order in private sector engineering and vocational colleges.

The order states that no tuition fees will be charged from the SC/ST students and concession would be provided up to the limit of Rs 25,000 for OBC and general category students, whose annual family income is less than Rs one lakh. The order will benefit over two lakh students in private engineering and vocational colleges in UP.

The government will pay to the colleges for the fee concessions granted to the SC/ST and poor OBC and general catgory candidates.


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