The HRD Ministry has announced a cash award of Rs. one lakh each to about 200 meritorious students who have passed class XIIth this year in the Government schools affiliated to CBSE. The move was approved by the HRD Minister, Dr. M.M. Pallam Raju on Tuesday evening. The students who have studied from classes 9th to 12th and have passed the class 12th exam this year in the Government schools affiliated to CBSE and run by the State Government will be eligible.
The announcement said out of 200 rewards, 50 each will be for the students from Science, Commerce, Humanity and Vocational streams. Expressing satisfaction over the CBSE class 12th result announced yesterday, the Minister said the pass percentage this year is 82.10% which is highest in the last five years. The names of awardees will be announced in one month’s time.