In the wake of the Maratha community’s agitation for reservations in education and jobs, the government ofMaharashtra announced some decisions on Thursday regarding educational benefits. The state cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, raised to Rs 6 lakh the upper income limit for defining an Economically Backward Class and announced extension of monetary benefits under this category to students from all castes.
Earlier, scheduled castes and tribes were eligible for 100 per cent fee reimbursement and Other Backward Class students for 50 per cent.
Source : Educational sops for poor in Maharashtra
Courtesy : Business Standard