Since it is the season for analyzing sectarian Government schemes, here goes one more… 🙂
The aim of this post is to provide a comparison of the scholarship schemes implemented by the Government of Karnataka for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes and Minority students, studying in pre-matic classes.
The pre-matric scholarship scheme for SC/ST students is managed by the Department of Social Welfare
The pre-matric scholarship scheme for Minority students is managed by the Department of Minorities.
The comparison year is 2015-16
As per the 2011 Census, the population of Karnataka is 6.11 crore
The population of SCs and STs is close to 24% (17% SC, 7% ST)
The population of minorities (all combined) is close to 16% (Muslims 12.9%, Christians 1.7%, plus others)
Total number of scholarships given for SC students are 9,17,165
Total number of scholarships given for ST students are 3,20,994
Hence, the sum total of scholarships for SC/ST students are 12,38,159
Total number of scholarships given for minorities are 10,27,406
The maximum scholarship amount provided for SC/ST students is Rs 1000
The maximum scholarship amount provided for minorities is Rs 5000
Note 1: The minorities scholarships are partly funded by the Government of India. That considered, it still is counted here since the eventual beneficiaries all belong to the state of Karnataka.
Note 2: Depending upon the individual case, varying amounts have been sanctioned. Hence the reference to maximum amounts above
The corpus for SC/ST pre-matric scholarship is 123.82 crores
The corpus for minorities pre-matric scholarship is 513.7 crores
24% <–> 123 crores
16% <–> 513 crores
#Core2 alarm bells should be ringing real loud by now!