27 May : As many as 1703 disabled students were benefited in the year 2009-10 under the scholarship scheme for disabled by spending Rs. 43.48 lakhs according to Director, Social Justice and Empowerment. He said that the students with 40 percent disability or above were being provided scholarships from Rs. 150 to 450 per month for pursuing studies from first class to post graduation, alongwith professional and technical courses,
He said that such students, who were residing in the hostels were being given double the amount mentioned above. He said that annual income of parents or guardian of the applicants should not exceed Rs. 60,000 and income certificate alongwith other necessary documents should be forwarded to respective District and Tehsil Welfare Officer.
For any further information the applicants can visit www.himachal.gov.in/welfare website.