She also requested the states to take necessary initiatives to ensure full Aadhaar enrolment of all minority community students so that the bank accounts already existing or being generated though the Prime Minister’s Jan Dhan Yojana can be seeded through their Aadhaar numbers.
“This will enable us to extend the full benefit of this scholarship also to the deserving students without delay and with transparency,” she said. Scholarships at the pre-matric and post-matric levels and merit-cum-means based ones are one of the focus areas of her ministry aimed to uplift the lot of the minority communities in the country, she said.
The scholarship scheme, which was earlier formulated as a collaborative scheme of the Centre and the states on a 75:25 basis is currently a fully centrally sponsored one, she said.
Source: The Hans India