Cabinet has approved the major changes in scholarship scheme for children of central armed forces to wards of state police personnel killed in naxal and terrorist attacks. The government also enhanced the monthly scholarship for the children under this scheme from Rs 2,000 to Rs 2,500 for boys and from Rs 2,250 to Rs. 3,000 for girls.
“Our Government’s first decision dedicated to those who protect India! Major changes approved in PM’s Scholarship Scheme’ under the National Defence Fund including enhanced scholarships for wards of police personnel martyred in terror or Maoist attacks,” PM Modi tweeted soon after the decision was taken at the first Cabinet meeting of the new government.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his 57 ministers were sworn-in Thursday.
Earlier on Friday, the President allocated the portfolios to the new ministers even as PM Modi held back-to-back meetings with foreign leaders who were in the country to watch him taking oath.