The students belonging to scheduled castes and scheduled tribes who visit abroad to imbibe education under the State Government’s scheme will be exempted from the condition of returning to India after studies. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that students of Madhya Pradesh should go abroad, get lucrative employment there, earn money and brighten the state’s name.
Shri Chouhan was undertaking tri-monthly review of SC, ST Welfare Department here today. Department’s Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah, Minister of State Shri Harishankar Khatik and Chief Secretary Shri Avani Vaish were also present on the occasion.Decisions taken at meeting
Vanya Radio’s extension in Balaghat district too.
Hostels, ashrams with limited numbers will be at least 50-seater.
Talented children going abroad will be provided funds as per requirement.
Condition of retuning to country abolished.
The Chief Minister said that the very objective of Madhya Pradesh government’s scheme for sending talented SC, ST students abroad to pursue technical or other specialised studies is that students of these classes should also move ahead by acquiring higher education. The rule regarding condition of returning to the country after studies is not practical. Why should this rule become a hurdle if such students get lucrative jobs in foreign countries?
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that monitoring should be undertaken that students get their scholarships in time. He also instructed for undertaking review of self-employment schemes of the department at the minister level. He instructed to present a report within 15 days on how the format of self-employment schemes can be improved in the present context. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan instructed to urge the Central Government to change the name of the scholarship scheme for children of families engaged in unclean trades.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan instructed to complete constructions works of the department within stipulated time. He said that action should be taken by fixing time-limit of unfinished construction works. The construction agencies must utilise funds immediately. The tendency of funds held up by agencies is improper, he added.
At the meeting, Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah said that there is a proposal to open English-medium schools in every development block in the state under PPP mode. Suggestions for this will be sought from the private sector. Kunwar Shah also informed that efforts are being undertaken to tune up departmental sports complexes as per norms laid down by Sports Authority of India. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that this work should be undertaken with the cooperation of Sports and Youth Welfare Department.
Principal Secretary SC, ST Welfare Shri Devraj Virdi, Director, Tribal Research and Development Institute Shri Devendra Singhai, Director, Tribal Area Development Schemes, Managing Director of MP State Cooperative Scheduled Caste Finance and Development Corporation Sushri Sunila Singh and other concerning officers were also present on the occasion.