The centrally-sponsored post matric scholarship scheme for Adi Dravida students would be brought under Direct Cash Transfer from January 1.
According to Director of Adi Dravidar Welfare S K Paneerselvam, the bank account details from eligible students were being collected along with Aadhar numbers of those possessing Aadhar cards. The bank details of the students will be given to the Directorate of Accounts and Treasuries for payment through the bank account.
Besides, the centac-sponsored Adi Dravida students in various colleges whose parental income is above `2 lakhs p.a. will also be given the tuition fee reimbursement, as per government policy, through their bank accounts. At present, cheques are being given to students eligible for scholarships. Other schemes like Prematric scholarships would also be brought under direct cash transfer subsequently, said Paneerselvam.