Various departments of the government like School Education, Higher and Technical Education, Social Justice and Special Assistance, Tribal Development are currently offering various scholarships, free ships to students of various categories of various educational courses under different schemes.
With a view to review all such schemes as well to examine feasibility of establishing certain criteria for eligibility of the students and schools, colleges and course which benefit from all such schemes, Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar has constituted a committee. This committee will be headed by Principal Secretary (Financial Reforms) and will have secretaries of Medical Education, Social Justice, Planning, Higher and Technical Education, School Education as its other members. A government Resolution in this regard has been issued by Finance Department on 01.07.2015
The Finance Minister had tabled a White Paper on Financial position of the state in the Budget session of the legislature. In this White Paper the need to establish a Fees Determination Tribunal has been stressed with a view to bring more efficiency and transparency in fees determination.
The committee has been entrusted with suggesting measures to determine criteria for students to be given free ships, Scholarships as well as schools, colleges who will be eligible to implement these schemes. The committee will also look into bringing transparency in the procedure of expenditure of these funds thereby improving efficiency of these schemes.