Bihar Government to provide free education till PG to SC/ST and girl students
Bihar government has decided to provide free education to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and girl students till Post Graduation (PG) level in the state.
This decision was taken at the state cabinet meeting headed by Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi.
Now no fee will be taken from the SC/ST and girl students at the time of admission in government universities and colleges in state.
State government will reimburse the financial loss to such universities/colleges after admitting students as per this decision.
The move will cost the State exchequer Rs. 29 crore annually and benefit over four lakh students belonging to the three categories in the State.
Categories: States Current Affairs - 2017