Girls to get 30 % scholarship


Staff member
Chandigarh July 27:

With a view to promote meritorious students belonging to economically weaker sections of minority communities from Class XI to PhD and technical/vocational courses of Class XI to XII; the Department for Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes, Punjab, has invited applications for post-matric scholarships under the central scheme.

A government spokesman said the scholarship under this scheme would be provided to those students who did not have less than 50 per cent marks and the annual income of their parents exceeded Rs 2 lakh. Thirty per cent scholarships had been earmarked for girl students.

Sports equipment: Sportspersons of rural Punjab have a reason to cheer as the Sports Department has now placed an order to purchase sports equipment, kits and other infrastructure worth Rs 2 crore that will be distributed in the villages. Disclosing this here on Thursday, Pargat Singh, Director, Sports, said the Department had floated the biggest-ever tender for purchase of sports equipment for next two years.

Bus service: The Punjab government has decided to provide quality urban bus service with public-private partnership in the five corporation towns of Amritsar, Jalandhar, Patiala, Bathinda and Ludhiana. The bus service had already been launched at Jalandhar in August 2008. Local Bodies Minister Manoranjan Kalia said Amritsar and Ludhiana local bus service would start shortly. He also announced that Rs 33.30 crore had been allocated for the purchase of 150 buses for Amritsar and Rs 65.20 crore for 200 buses for Ludhiana.

Electricity bills: The PSEB has entered into an agreement with the Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies (PACS) in various villages that would act as collection agents for the PSEB. The PACS in various villages have been authorised to collect electricity bills on behalf of the PSEB and for this service the Societies would charge Rs 5 and Rs 4 as service charge from the consumer and the Board, respectively.