Bangalore, Apr 29 ANI | 4 months ago

Karnataka Minister for Social Welfare H Anjaneya today announced that the state government had released Rs 131.5 crore towards reimbursement of Backward Class students fees exempted.


'The amount was due for release since last seven years. The state government is reimbursing the school fees to students belonging to Backward Class,' the Minister told newspersons here.

He said that following the delay, the students have opted agitation path to bring pressure on the government. If the amount had been released every year, the situation would not have arised.

Mr Anjaneya said that from this year, the reimbursement will be made Online.

Eligibility criteria for availing exemption has been fixed under new rules.

Under this, for new applications meant for Grade One and for Blind, students should have obtained 40 marks, for renewal application 50 marks, Grade 2A, 3A, 3B and other caste students 60 marks and for renewal, 60 marks was made compulsory.

He said that some students have appealed to pay the fee reimbursement to their respective Educational Institutions. It will be studied and after verification, suitable steps will be taken.

The Minister warned saying that criminal action will be taken against the Educational Institutions, which fail to transfer the reimbursement amount to the respective students.

(Posted on 29-04-2014)