It is evident that discrimination has been shown by the state government in awarding OBC Premetric Scholarships to the Poor Backward Students.
Double in order
Annual income of the guardian shall not exceed Rs.6 lakhs. In this order, the children of the backward classes are silent. The order for children belonging to the backward classes was issued on September 28. Only children belonging to Backward Classes studying in Government / Aided schools should apply. The cutoff for students applying to unaided schools has been reduced to a minimum of 80 per cent. Reduced parental income to 2.5 lakh. The government has slapped tens of thousands of poor Ezhava, Vishwakarma and Hindu Nadar students on different criteria in order to issue the same scholarship.
This is the first time that Ezhava, Vishwakarma and Nadar students have been enrolled in pre-matric scholarships. But many of them may have been the evil mouthpieces of some bureaucratic aristocrats who hoped it would not
The scholarship amounted to Rs.
The President of the Kerala Recognized School Management Association, Anand Kannasa, said the government would take a stand against this discrimination. The association has also asked SNDP general secretary Vellapally Natesan to intervene to bring the matter to the notice of the chief minister and other ministers.