Pune: Diversion of funds for students’ scholarships is on the cards.
A proposal regarding the same was tabled before the standing committee on Tuesday but could not be finalised as the meeting was adjourned. The proposal will again come for discussion next week and, if approved, Rs1 crore will be diverted for providing scholarship from the funds reserved for transport of civic school students.
“The funds for school transport will not be utilised as schools did not open for in-person studies. The classes were conducted online. So, these funds may lapse due to non-utilisation. Instead, they are being diverted for providing scholarship,” said a senior PMC official.
PMC offers scholarship to meritorious students. Any student scoring more than 85 % marks in SSC and 80% marks in HSC is eligible for this award.
Students of classes X and XII from municipal, private schools and colleges are awarded financial help for pursuing studies.