P.C decided to pay 75% of pre-matric scholarship for minorities in Gujarat, even
if the state government does not pay the rest 25%.
The Planning Commission has decided to pay 75% of pre-matric
scholarship for minorities in Gujarat, even if the state government does not pay
the rest 25%. The Gujarat government has been rejecting Centre’s scholarship schemes
for minorities on the grounds that they discriminate against non-minorities.
BJP Narendra Modi-led government has contended that Gujarat had its own scholarship
schemes for all school children irrespective of religion. Speaking to TOI, National
Commission for Minorities (NCM) chairman Wajahat Habibullah said, “The Centre has
decided to pay 75% of the Centres pre-matric scholarship for minorities without
insisting on pre-payment of 25% by the Gujarat government”. Last year, the Bombay
High Court had upheld central scholarship schemes for minorities saying it had no
adverse impact on the majority community.
Courtesy: Times of India