Amarinder seeks review of revised guidelines on post-matric scholarship for SC students

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has urged the Centre to review the revised guidelines for the post-matric scholarship scheme for Scheduled Castes students. Singh pointed out that “these guidelines amounted to the Centre indirectly absolving itself of contributing any money towards the scheme in Punjab…” In a letter written to Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot, the chief minister cited the revised guidelines, dated May 3, 2018, received by his government to note that the move was highly detrimental to furthering the career prospects of poor SC students, who could not pay the high tuition and admission…

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Scholarship exam age revised as per RTE act

PUNE: Confusion over the upper age-limit for scholarship exams was cleared up by the chairman of the Maharashtra State Council of Examinationon Wednesday, when he declared that the revised age limits for students of Classes V and VIII were according to the Right to Education Act and will not be changed. Lakhs of students in the state attempt these exams. Till last year, the scholarship exams were held for students of Classes IV and VII, but this was revised to suit RTEparameters. Now the exams will be held for students…

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Jawaharlal Nehru noted At 15 locations In Revised Syllabus: Rajasthan education Minister

JAIPUR: HIGHLIGHTS Minister rejects allegations references to Nehru removed from textbooks Do now not favour politics in education, says Rajasthan’s education Minister in advance, Congress led a protest against the Vasundhara Raje government Rejecting allegations approximately the elimination of references to India’s first high Minister Jawaharlal Nehru from a category VII textbook in Rajasthan, the state faculty training minister Vasudev Devnani stated that the revised syllabus has Mr Nehru’s name at 15 locations in distinctive textbooks. “The government has no longer ignored Jawaharlal Nehru’s call from textbooks. His call is…

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Economist on Revised Jobless Claims: Numbers Suggest ‘Not Much Slack Remains in the Labor Market’

This week’s jobless claims were lower than expected, but that’s not the biggest economic news this week. That honor goes to the revised claims for the first week of March, reportsBusiness Insider. “Most of the changes were relatively modest, but the most notable aspect of the revisions is that claims for the week of March 5th (3 weeks ago) were revised down to 253,000 which is, as far as we can tell, the lowest weekly claims figure since November 24, 1973,” writes Thomas Simons, senior economist at Jefferies. Simons called…

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