Manipur government’s priority is to strengthen human resources: CM Biren
The Manipur chief minister distributed pre-matric and post-matric scholarships to students belonging to OBC, SC and Economically Backward Class (EBC) in Imphal on Thursday.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Thursday said that the state government’s priority is to strengthen human resources in the state. He also said that several initiatives and schemes have been launched to support the young and talented people of the state.
The chief minister was speaking during the distribution of pre-matric and post-matric scholarships to students belonging to OBC, SC and Economically Backward Class (EBC) in Imphal.
According to the School Education Quality Index released by NITI Aayog, Manipur topped among smaller states in the country.
Pointing out that several initiatives and schemes have been launched to support the young and talented people of the state, Biren said the state government has launched the Chief Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for Civil Services Aspirants of the state.
The Chief Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for Civil Services Aspirants was launched after considering the hardships faced by the students who come from economically backward families, he said.
Since 2018-19, the Central government has implemented the pre-matric and post-matric scholarship schemes for OBC, SC and Economically Backward Class students through ‘Online Scholarship Management System (OSMS)’.
Under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government has introduced the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) system to curb corruption while disbursing funds to beneficiaries, he added.
Biren also mentioned that the scholarship amounts have been transferred through DBT and there is no chance of corruption by any middleman.
The chief minister informed that a total of Rs 23,01,05,164 has been disbursed to the respective bank accounts of 34,995 students for the year 2019-20 (second phase) and 2020-21 on Thursday. Out of which, a total of Rs 1,91,62,624 has been transferred to 2,335 students under OBC Post-Matric 2019-20 (second phase), Rs 14,14,68,710 has been transferred to 22,580 students under OBC Post-Matric 2020-21, Rs 82,32,500 has been transferred to 3,499 students under OBC Pre-Matric 2020-21, Rs 17,57,250 has been transferred to 485 students under SC Pre-Matric 2020-21 and Rs 5,94,84,080 has been transferred to 6,096 students under SC Post-Matric 2020-21.
During the function, the scholarships were handed over by the CM to some selected students. The students also expressed their happiness for disbursing the scholarships and supporting the students economically and morally.
Secretary to chief minister, Ningthoujam Geoffrey; MOBC director, Ng Bhogendro; bank officials; teachers; and students were present during the function. (DIPR)