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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 160
ANSWERED ON:  21.07.2015
Reduction in Pre-matric Scholarship
UDIT RAJ
Will the Minister of



SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT be pleased to state:-


(a) whether the Government has reduced the Central Assistance provided to the States for the students under pre-matric scholarship;

(b) if so, the details of Central Assistance released during the last three years and the current year, State-wise;

(c) the reasons therefor; and

(d) the remedial steps being taken in this regard?


ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT

(SHRI VIJAY SAMPLA)
(a) to (d): Government does not reduce the Central Assistance to the States/UTs under the Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme. Central Assistance is released as per the regulations of the Scheme to all the States/UTs after taking into consideration the demand raised by the States/UTs and unspent funds available with them. A statement giving the details of the Central assistance released during the last three years to the States/UTs is annexed

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