Union Minister of social Justice and Empowerment launched the Scheme “SHRESHTA”

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The Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Dr. Virendra Kumar has launched “SHRESHTA” scheme for residential education for high school students in targeted areas.

  • Through the Shreshtha scheme, poor meritorious students of scheduled castes will be given quality education in reputed private schools.

  • Under this scheme, those poor students of scheduled caste will get free residential education from class 9th to class 12th, whose parents' annual income is up to Rs 2.5 lakh.

  • Under the scheme, about 3000 students belonging to Scheduled Castes will be selected in the States and Union Territories every year through the National Entrance Test (NETS) by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

  • Selected students can get admission in class 9th and 11th in any of the best private residential schools affiliated to CBSE.

  • The entire cost of Meal Fee, School Fee and Hostel Fee will be borne by the Government of India.

  • The maximum limits for school fee (including tuition fee) and hostel fee (including mess fee) for students are as follows


Scholarship per student annually









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