Haryana Government to Give Free Laptops to Meritorious Students

Haryana govt announced free laptops for meritorious students who secure a minimum of 95 pc in Class X Board exam.

Published: 25th April 2016 08:06 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th April 2016 01:28 PM   |  A+A-


CHANDIGARH: The Haryana government today announced free laptops for 500 meritorious students who secure a minimum of 95 per cent marks in Class X Board examination this year.

State Finance Minister Captain Abhimanyu said the laptops will be provided under State Merit Scholarship scheme. A scholarship of Rs 150 per student used to be given annually under the scheme.

The proposal to give laptops instead has been approved by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, he said, adding the state government would bear an additional expenditure of about Rs 2.50 crore on account of this facility.

Abhimanyu said while one 100 laptops would be provided to top 100 students in the merit list of the Board irrespective of their caste, sex or economic status, an equal number of laptops would be given to top girl students belonging to general category.

He said such laptops would also be provided to top one hundred boys and an equal number of girls belonging to Scheduled Castes, and the remaining one hundred laptops to students belonging to Below Poverty Line families, in the merit list of the Board.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp