Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Virendra Kumar will launch the residential education scheme on Friday. Its objective is to provide quality education for scheduled caste students in reputed private schools. In a statement, the ministry said that under this scheme, poor students of scheduled caste communities will get free residential education from class 9 to class 12, whose parents’ annual income is up to Rs 2.5 lakh.
Under this, about three thousand scheduled caste students in states and union territories will be selected every year through the National Entrance Test (NETS) for the best by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Selected students will be given admission in class 9th and 11th in best private residential schools affiliated to CBSE.
According to the statement, these students can be linked to the Post Matric Scholarship Scheme or the Higher Education Scheme of the Ministry to continue further studies with adequate financial support from the Government of India.