During the year 2009-10, a budget provision of Rs. 1213.8096 Crore has been made for scheduled
caste and general category. Distinctive features/ accomplishments of the project are given below:-
Uttar Pradesh is the first state in the country to have used IT based initiative for electronic transfer of scholarships.
A massive exercise done for collecting & compiling data for more than 3 cr. beneficiaries and nearly 2 lakh schools (government & private) across the state.
Nearly 3 lakhs persons worked day & night to accomplish the task in a record time of three months.
A complete web based portal designed, developed and implemented by NIC, Uttar Pradesh in two months
Banks opening zero balance accounts for all eligible beneficiaries to facilitate direct transfer of scholarship
The total budget outlay for scholarship in UP is more than 2000 Cr. Out of this first installment of bout 600 crore has already been disbursed by the banks through the e- Scholarship application.
12 Nationalized banks and about 50 rural and other banks have been identified/empanelled for transfer of scholarship to the students/gram panchayats.
G.O. from State Government making e-Scholarship operational from academic year 2007 issued on 22nd June 2007.
Web address http://scholarship.up.nic.in
Handicapped Welfare Department
Pension for Disabled persons
Rs. 300/- per month as a pension for maintenance to destitute persons having minimum 40%
disability and having income of Rs. 1000/- or less per month.
Artificial Aids and Appliances for Disabled Persons
Artificial aids and appliances are provided free of cost to destitute disabled persons up to the limit
of Rs.5500/-.This facility is available only to destitute disabled persons whose income if Rs. 1000 or less
Shop Construction/Running of Shop Scheme
To encourage disabled persons to setup their own shop on own land Rs. 20,000 is provided to
disabled person out of which 5000/- shall be as subsidy and 15000/- as loan on which 4% simple interest is charged annually. If the disabled person is not having own land and he is interested to carry out some
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