The Punjab Government has started taking online applications from the students belonging to the Scheduled Caste and Backward Classes categories for the post-matric scholarship. Students had uploaded their applications online and the schools were directed to put forward these applications to the sanctioning authorities after inquiry. The last date for the same has now been extended from November 10 to 17.
Giving this information here today, District Welfare Officer Sardool Singh said if they were yet to forward the applications to the sanctioning authorities, they could forward the same by November 17. The sanctioning officer has to complete his or her work from November 11 to December 4 so that students could be given scholarships in time.
Similarly, those students who had applied online but could not upload their documents, now they have got the opportunity do the same by November 17.
DWO Sardool Singh further added that in 2017-18 the welfare department had taken concrete steps to weed out fake records and duplicacy in scholarship applications. He said the scholarship applications had now been linked with the Aadhaar numbers.
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