Around 4 lakh students in Maharashtra have not received the pre-matric scholarship in the last academic year as revealed in a Right to Information (RTI) filed by a school principal Razaulla Khan.
In the RTI revelation, it was revealed that out of 7.18 students who renewed their pre-matric scholarship for the last academic year, only 3.31 lakh applications were accepted.
Also, around 46000 applications were rejected for meeting the eligibility criteria. The problem occurred when students failed to provide required data to National Scholarship Portal (NSP), online application procedure.
Another blunder was revealed in the form of information that said that many schools in Maharashtra did not notify their students regarding the renewal of scholarship application.
Talking about the scholarship, the scholarship was introduced with prime objective of uplifting the financial status of the poor parent so that they can send their children to schools for which the state government granted a yearly scholarship of Rs 1000 to those children whose parent's annual income is below the margin of Rs 1 lakh in addition to the Rs 500 granted for the admission and the monthly emolument of Rs 350 for tuition fee.