Telangana govt orders formation of panel over FAST scheme

Written by PTI | Hyderabad | Updated: Jul 31 2014, 02:17am hrs
The Telangana government today issued orders to constitute a committee of officials to finalise guidelines for the implementation of the proposed 'Financial Assistance to Students of Telangana' (FAST) scheme.

The detailed guidelines for the implementation of 'FAST' during the current academic year 2014-15 will be finalised by the committee of Principal Secretaries or Secretaries of the departments of Scheduled Castes Development, ST, BC Welfare, Higher Education, PR and RD, General Administration and Law, a Government Order (GO) issued today said.

"FAST shall be made applicable to all the students pursuing ongoing studies and fresh admissions and whose parents were bonafide residents of Telangana State as on 01-11-1956 and shall come into force from the current academic year 2014-15.

"The Certificates for the bonafide residence shall be issued by the Revenue Department after seeking for information from the applicants through a detailed format to ascertain the bonafide residence status of the parents/grand parents of the students," the GO said.