Distributes financial aid, gold medals to meritorious students from the Vysya community
Officials told to look into reasons for the delay, says Chief Minister
Scheme was started by YSR; allocation during 2008-09 rose to Rs. 350 cr.
HYDERABAD: Chief Minister K. Rosaiah has offered to look into the procedural delays in fee reimbursement of students belonging to weaker sections and poor among unreserved communities, on reports of government assistance reaching them very late.
Speaking at programme organised by ‘Sri Kasi Annapurna Vasavi Arya Vysya Vrudhashramam and Nityannasatram’ here on Monday, to disburse financial assistance to poor and meritorious students and to present gold medals to State toppers, the Chief Minister said that he had already spoken to the officials concerned in this regard.
He admitted that there were some procedural hassles in the implementation of the GO issued for the purpose and assured to look into the matter. Former Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy had taken up the scheme with Rs. 30 crore in the first year and the allocation during 2008-09 rose to Rs. 350 crore.
He was, however, non-committal on the request of organisers for allotment of 2 acres land near Shamshabad airport for constructing facilities for NRIs among Arya Vysyas.
Earlier, president of the organisation J. Nagabhushanam detailed the activities including scholarships and loans to the students of the community, running of ‘nityannasatrams’ at Varanasi, Tirupati, Shirdi and Haridwar.
He stated that they were giving Rs. 2.5 crore assistance to students this year and were planning to hike it to Rs. 5 crore next year. Several MLAs and MLCs of the community also attended the programme.