Lucknow: Ahead of assembly polls next year,
Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday decided to give scholarship and
cycles to promote Muslim girls` madrasa education.
A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the
state cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Mayawati, an official
spokesman said here.
As per the decision Savitri Bai Phule Balika Shiksha
Madad Yojna in recognised madarsas in the state, girls
belonging to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families passing
maulvi/munshi examination (equivalent to class 10th) from UP
Madarsa Education Board would get scholarship of RS 15,000 and
a cycle on taking admission in Aalim first year
In the second year, they will get a scholarship of Rs
10,000, the spokesman said.
The scholarship would be given to students who have
cleared high school examination this year and have taken
admission in Aalim first year.
It will be given to only those girl students whose
parents or husbands are BPL or Antyodaya card holders.
In case of a married beneficiary, she should not be
less than 18 years of age.
At present, there are 1571 madarsa of Aalim level in
the state having permanent recognition. Of this, 459 are aided
and 1112 are unaided.
As per the data of Madarsa Board, there were 73,693
registered students in 2007, of whom 27,464 were girls and the
number increased to 58,449 by 2010.