Pending Rs 73 crore scholarship grant released

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CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government on Tuesday released pending grants of Rs 72.60 crores towards Aashirwad scheme and SC scholarship.

The funds have been released following direction from chief minister asking finance department to clear all pending dues of these government schemes to beneficiaries across the state.

According to an official spokesperson, of Rs 72.60 crore, an amount of Rs 54.52 crore has been released on account of Aashirwad scheme for around 26,000 beneficiaries across the state.

With the release of the outstanding payment related to period from June to December 2018, the entire state liability has been cleared. The department has also released funds to the tune of Rs 18.08 crore on account of pending SC students scholarship.


Author: Hela