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Centre provides Financial Assistance for Hostels for SC Students

The Department of Social Justice and Empowerment provides financial assistance under the Scheme, namely, ‘Babu Jagjivan Ram Chhatrawas Yojana (BJRCY)’ to the eligible implementing agencies for construction of hostel buildings/expansion of the existing hostel facilities for Scheduled Caste students. In addition, one-time grant of Rs. 2500/- per student is provided for making provision of a cot, a table and a chair for each student.

At the beginning of each financial year, the State Governments/UT Administrations are intimated their Notional Allocation under the Scheme for the respective financial year with a request to send fresh proposals as per scheme guidelines. Further, the cost norms under the Scheme have been revised during 2014-15, which would be applicable for the proposals received in the Ministry on or after 01.01.2015 to provide for escalation in cost of construction.

During the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-13 to 2014-15 (upto 09.03.2015), 110 hostels under the Scheme have been sanctioned to the implementing agencies in various States.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Vijay Sampla in the Rajya Sabha today.

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