10% Poor Section Quota In Government Recruitment From February 1: Centre

Instructions regarding reservation in admission to educational institutions will be issued by the HRD NEW DELHI:  All central government posts will be filled after factoring in the recently approved 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections from February 1, according to an official order. The Ministry of Personnel in the order said that detailed instructions regarding the procedure for the implementation of the EWS quota will be issued separately. “It is hereby notified that 10 per cent reservation would be provided for economically weaker sections in central government posts…

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Tribal schools of Maharashtra Part 4: With poor infrastructure, underqualified teachers, education takes a backseat

Primary and secondary schools run in tribal areas are by-and-large a neglected topic in our everyday discourse. The following is the fourth part of a five-part series that seeks to explore some of the issues that affect these schools. The room is about an inch or two wider than the space occupied by two double bunk beds lined up one after another. One has to walk sideways to pass through the space in between the beds. Bed sheets are sullied. There is no ventilation and the light hardly comes through even…

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Scholarship rescues poor meritorious students

KOLKATA: Sourav Kaibartya, a fisherman’s son who scored 94.2% in his higher secondary examination this year got entry into NIT Durgapur forengineering course. The boy was at a loss as to who will fund his education. That is when a corporate house came into his rescue. Thirty-seven students like him from West Bengal meritorious but from poor families will now get to continue their studies with an initiative from Magma Fincorp Ltd.As a part of the organisation’s CSR activity, M scholarship for 2016 that will help the scholarship holders for…

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Assam announces unfastened higher schooling for the poor

GUWAHATI: Assam government nowadays announced unfastened education for college students with family income less than Rs one lakh in line with annum who’re taking admissions in higher secondary, three-year diploma and polytechnic diploma courses from this yr. “As a ways as my expertise goes, Assam is the first nation in India to make higher training unfastened for bad college students. There will be really no rate for those college students whose parents’ profits is much less than Rs 1 lakh a year,” Assam schooling Minister Himanta B ..

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`Poor` students may get education loan at 4% interest

Government is planning to provide education loans at four percent interest rate to help students from weaker sections of society to pursue higher studies. Discussions are on between the HRD Ministry and the Planning Commission on this innovative concept, which is seen as a significant initiative of the UPA government. “It (education loan at four per cent proposal) is at a preliminary stage. We have discussed this idea with the Planning Commission and it is supportive,” HRD Minister Kapil Sibal told a news agency. This loan will be provided by…

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