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Free edn. for Sainik school cadets securing 85%
Correspondent IMPHAL, MAR 13
Published on 14 Mar. 2010 12:12 AM IST
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Cadets of Sainik School, Imphal who secure 85% (80% for schedule tribe and scheduled caste cadets) or above in the entrance or annual exam will get free education with Manipur government deciding to bear 100 percent of the tuition fee and dietary charge for them. Official sources said the state government has revised the rate of scholarship given to the cadets of the Sainik School, Imphal located at Pangei in Imphal east district. Earlier, the government provided 100% tuition fee and dietary charge only for cadets securing 90% marks and above in the entrance and annual exam of the school. The source said the mode of revision of the scholarship was based on the proposal submitted by the principal of the school. As per the latest revised scholarship rate, 70 percent of the tuition fee and dietary charge of the cadets who secured 75% to 84.99% (70% to 79.99% for ST/SC) will be borne by the state government. The rate for the cadets securing 60% to 74.99% (55% to 69.99% for ST/SC) will be 60 percent while 50% of the tuition fee and dietary of cadets securing 50% to 59.99% (50% to 54% for ST/SC) will be borne by the state government. The Sainik School, Imphal is among the 24 such schools in the country run by the respective state governments and Ministry of Defence with budgetary provision of government of India. The Sainik Schools are a system of schools in India established by Sainik School Society, and conceived in 1961 by V. K. Krishna Menon, the then Defence Minister of India, to rectify the regional and class imbalance amongst the Officer cadre of the Indian Military, and to prepare students for entry into the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, Pune and Indian Naval Academy.

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