Coronavirus: Hostels under SC/ST dept to remain closed

Bhubaneswar: Over 6000 hostels in Odisha meant for SC/ST boarders studying in residential schools will remain closed from March 25 to June 15 in view of COVID19, said an official on Friday.

The state government will provide three months advanced scholarship to the parents of these students.

The SC and ST Development department will transfer fund of Rs 143 crore to the bank accounts of respective headmasters of education institutions/special officers of micro-projects for subsequent disbursement of money in cash to the parents/guardians of the boarders.

The girl boarders will get Rs. 2400 and boys will get Rs 2250. All the boarders will be given money in cash and signatures of parents/guardians will be taken.