The girls students, who passed matriculation examination in first division from the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB), will get Rs 10,000 as stipend as the education department has finally released Rs. 63.73 crore to different districts for distribution.
About 61,707 girl students belonging to general category and backward classes-II passed matric examination with first division in 2013-14 will receive a stipend of Rs 10,000 to each of then under the Mukhyamantri Balika Protsahan Scheme. The department has also provided funds for 2,031 eligible students of previous sessions.
A maximum of Rs 3.94 crore has been provided to Vaishali district where 3,946 girls belonging to general and BC-II categories passed the examination with first division in 2013-14, while Rs 3.79 crore has been allotted to Patna district for 3,796 such students. Similarly, Rs 3.58 crore has been released to Bhojpur district for 3,588 students, Rs 3.51 crore to Nawada district (3,511 students), Rs 3.47 crore to Saran for 3,476 students and Rs 2.66 crore to Gaya district for 2,662 such students. The lowest amount (Rs 30.20 lakh) has been released to Madhepura district where only 302 girls from the two categories passed with first division.
Similar eligible girls belonging to the scheduled caste/scheduled tribes and the extremely backward castes are paid stipend of Rs 10,000 from the funds released by the SC/ST welfare department and the backward classes welfare department, respectively, said officials from the education department.