Dharamsala, May 7
The Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBSE), in a meeting held here today, has decided to increase the amount of scholarship awarded to deserving students of Classes X and XII and to put in place implements the recommendations of the Sixth Wages Commission for its employees from January 1, 2016.
The book distribution center will be renamed Arya Bhat Sadan
- Vedic mathematics as an introductory subject from class III to V, music from class VI to XII and moral education from class V to X
- A soundproof room to be built at a cost of Rs 2crore
- The council’s book distribution center will be renamed Arya Bhat Sadan
- Class X book title, “Freedom Struggle of India”, will be changed to “Indian history”
- In the event of death, employees covered by the new pension plan will benefit from the new defined rules of the contributory pension plan
Council chairman SK Soni in an interview with The Tribune said that it was decided at the meeting to increase the scholarship given to 400 students, who obtain meritorious positions in the class council exams X, from Rs 14,000 to Rs 24,400. The scholarship is granted for two years until they complete their studies, he added.
He said the board decided to increase the scholarship given to 100 students, who obtain meritorious positions in the class XII board examinations in Arts and Commerce streams, from Rs 30,000 to Rs 45,000. to 100 students, who obtain meritorious positions in the Class XII Scientific Council Examinations, has been increased from Rs 60,000 to Rs 85,000. The scholarship is granted for the period until their graduation.
Soni said the council also decided to add unmarried girls and children with disabilities to the categories of students who receive Dr Radhakrishnan scholarships. The board awards these scholarships to 14 students in Class X and 14 students in Class XII. Now, in class X, the scholarship would be awarded to 11 students in the open category, one disabled child and two students, who are single girls.
Soni said that in Class XII, the scholarship would be given to 10 students in the open category, one disabled child and three students, who are unmarried girls. Dr Radhakrishnan scholarships are granted from the interest earned by the council on the corpus Rs 21 lakh kept for the purpose. The amount granted to students varies according to their economic condition and merit.
He said it was also decided to increase the annual grant given to affiliated schools from Rs 20,000 to Rs 50,000. environment, culture and information technology.