Imphal: Chief Minister N Biren Singh has said his government’s priority is to strengthen human resources in the State. Biren stated this while distributing scholarships of Pre-Matric and post-matric for OBCs, SCs and economically backward classes students which was held at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat on Thursday.
Speaking on the occasion, N Biren Singh said according to School Education Quality Index released by NITI Aayog, Manipur has topped among smaller states in the country. He mentioned that many initiatives and schemes have been launched to support our young and talented people of the state. The state government has launched Chief Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for civil services aspirants of the state after considering the hardships faced by the students belonging to economically backward families and others, he added.
The chief minister stated that since 2018-19, the government of India has implemented the pre-matric and post-matric scholarship schemes for OBCs, SCs and Economically backward classes students through ‘Online Scholarship Management System (OSMS). Under the visionary leadership of prime minister Narendra Modi, the government has introduced Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) system to curb corruption while disbursing funds to beneficiaries. He mentioned that the scholarship amounts have been transferred through DBT and there is no chance of middlemen corruption.
N Biren informed that a total of Rs. 23,01,05,164 has been disbursed to the respective bank accounts of 34,995 students for the year 2019-20 (2nd phase) and 2020-21 today. Out of which, a total of Rs 1,91,62,624 has been transferred to 2,335 students under OBC Post-Matric 2019-20 (2nd phase), Rs 14,14,68,710 has been transferred to 22,580 students under OBC Post-Matric 2020-21, Rs 82,32,500 has been transferred to 3,499 students under OBC Pre-Matric 2020-21, Rs 17,57,250 has been transferred to 485 students under SC Pre-Matric 2020-21, Rs 5,94,84,080 has been transferred to 6,096 students under SC Post-Matric 2020-21.
The chief minister handed over the scholarships to some selected students during the function. The students also expressed their happiness to the chief minister for disbursing the scholarships and supporting the students economically and morally.