Enhancement of Rate of Scholarship under “Shikshashree”

Government of West Bengal
Backward Classes Welfare Department
Administrative Buildings, 4th Floor
DJ-4, Sector-II, Salt Lake, Kolkata- 700 091

No. 3908-BCW/6S-22/14(Pt. II) Date: 25-11-2016

From: Commissioner
B.C.W Department, Govt of West Bengal

To: Commissioner,
BCW & TD Directorate

Sub: Enhancement of rate of scholarship under “Shikshashree” scheme for Scheduled Caste students studying in class V to VII.


I am directed to inform you that the scholarship scheme Shikshashree for SC students of class V to class VIII was introduced in the financial year 2014-15 with the approval of cabinet vide U.O No. 1747 dated 13.06.2014. Now, rate of scholarship has been enhanced only for the SC students as per approval of Cabinet vide U.O No. 187 dated 22.11.2016 as per following table.

ClassExisting RateNew Rate
Class VRs. 500/- per annumRs. 750/- per annum
Class VIRs. 650/- per annumRs. 750/- per annum
Class VIIRs. 700/- per annumRs. 750/- per annum
Class VIIIRs. 800/- per annumRs. 800/- per annum

The scholarship at enhanced rate should be disbursed to the Scheduled Caste students from the current financial year 2016-17. All initiatives should be taken to ensure that all eligible students come under the purview of this scheme and no eligible students are left out.

I am further directed to request you to communicate this to all the districts and to kindly send the revised requirement of fund, if any on this count so that action may be taken from this end.

Yours faithfully,

Sd/- Atonu Chatterjee

No. 3908-BCW dated 25.11.2016

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