The state cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today took a decision to provide Kanya Vidyadhan to the meritorious students completing intermediate this year from UP Madarsa Shiksha Parishad and UP Sanskrit Shiksha Parishad, an official spokesman said. Extending the benefits of its ambitious Kanya Vidyadhan scheme, the Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday decided to bring the meritorious students of Madarsa and Sanskrit Shiksha Parishads in its ambit.
For the purpose, five percent each of the 75 percent grant provided to the UP Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UP Board) will be given to these boards, the spokesman said, adding, the beneficiaries will get Rs 30,000 in addition to scholarships or other benefits they get from any other scheme.
With a view to ensure all-round development of Sanskrit, the cabinet also decided to bring 77 Sanskrit schools and colleges in the state under the category of aided institutions which will have an additional burden of over Rs 12.53 crores on the state exchequer, the spokesman said.
The ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) has decided to give funds under Kanya Vidya Dhan to female students who have cleared their intermediate exams from Secondary Sanskrit Education Board or from madrasas. They were in the process of preparing a proposal in this regard which would be presented before the state Cabinet soon. Earlier, benefits under the scheme were only extended to girl students who had cleared their intermediate exams through the Uttar Pradesh board.