No. SBCW-835/14 Date: 27.06.2014
From: Sri Sanjay K. Thade, IAS,
Principal Secretary to the Govt. of West Bengal
To: P.O-cum-DWO/ DWO
Sub: Introduction of Sikshashree Scholarship Scheme for SC/ST students studying in class V to VIII.
To provide quality assistance to SC/ST day-scholar students of Classes V to VIII in a smooth, transparent and efficient way a single new scheme for providing assistance to the target group, “Sikshashree” scholarship scheme by merging the existing schemes of Book Grant, Maintenance Grant and Other compulsory charges has been introduced.
Please find enclosed the guideline of the scheme along with application form in both English and Bengali. Wide publicity should be given to the scheme to ensure maximum coverage. I would also like to emphasis that Inspectors / Additional Inspectors should mandatorily be tagged to each school within the jurisdiction of the District. These entrusted officers will be named as “Nodal Officer Sikshashree _________________ School.” They will be responsible for implementation of Sikshashree Scheme in that school. Application forms should be printed by the P.O cum DWO/ DWO and supplied at the block level for availability at schools. However forms also be used by copying, photo coping, typing, handwritten or downloading from the official website of the BCW Department.
I would also request you to strictly adhere to the timeline as stated in the guidelines. All initiatives should be taken to ensure that all eligible students come under the purview of this scheme and no eligible students is left out.
Sd/- S.K. Thade
Principal Secretary to the Govt. of W.B.