Financial help to poor girls for higher education in UP

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SummaryGirls would be provided a consolidated amount of Rs 30,000 under the Kanya Vidya Dhan scheme.

Uttar Pradesh government today gave clearance for providing a consolidated one-time Rs 30,000 financial help to Class XII pass out girls, hailing from weaker economic background, for their higher education.

The government today issued a Government Order (GO) stating girl students, who passed intermediate or equivalent examination in 2012 and onwards, would be provided a consolidated amount of Rs 30,000 under the Kanya Vidya Dhan scheme, an official release said.

As per the government order, a girl who had passed intermediate or equivalent examination in 2012 and onwards will qualify for this scheme, provided her total annual family income is not more than Rs 35,000.

The girls can submit their application for Kanya Vidya Dhan at a place other than District Inspector of School office as decided by district magistrate on his own discretion, the release said.

The last date for receiving the application for Kanya Vidya Dhan for this year would be September 20, and the district magistrate has been directed to ensure that SDMs and Tehsildars issue income certificate to girl's parents for deciding his family income.

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