The defence ministry will provide fee support of up to Rs 40,000 per annum to a maximum of 50 students initially of class 6 of the 100 schools to be affiliated by the Sainik School Society under a new scheme.
The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the affiliation of 100 schools from the academic year 2022-23 in government and private sectors with Sainik School Society under the Ministry of Defence.
Officials have said as the academic session will begin in the new schools with admission to class 6, the scholarship in the first year will be for the students enrolled for it and the fee support will be progressively increased up to students of class 12.
Initially, the total maximum expenditure on account of the financial assistance will amount to Rs 20 lakh per class per school per year, the officials said adding it will result in a grant of Rs 20 crore and Rs 40 crore for 100 schools during the first and second year respectively.
They also said the Sainik School Society will ask the schools for reasonable fees. Each of the 100 schools will be put under an existing Sainik school in each of the states. At present, 33 Sainik Schools are operating across the country. The officials said one retired armed forces officer will be associated with the school management of each school and similarly ex-servicemen will be associated for the conduct of drills and various games.
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