Tamilnadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has written a letter to Indian Prime minister Shri Narendra Modi, it is sated that TN CM is seeking personal involvement from PM modi to urgent release Post Matric Scholarship to students belonging to the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes in Tamil Nadu from Government of India’s share totals Rs.1549.76 crores for the period up to 2015 – 2016.
In 2015-16, total expenditure of Rs.1295.55 crores – Rs.942 crores is Government of India’s share & released Rs.567.34 crores. 2014-15, arrears Rs.1175.10 crores were pending. Total balance of Rs.1549.76 crores
In Tamil Nadu centrally sponsored scheme of Post Matric Scholarship given to the students belonging to the Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes pursuing higher studies in recognized institutions, in the scheme 100 per cent Central Assistance is provided to all States/UTs beyond the committed liability.