The Bihar government today decided to introduce scholarships for meritorious madrasa students in the state. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting
of the state cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Additional Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat Department, Upendra Nath Pandey told reporters here.
He said as per the decision, both boys and girls securing first division in Fauqania (Class 10) exams conducted by the Bihar State Madrasa Education Board
will be included in the Mukhyamantri Vidyarthi Protsahan Yojana (Chief Minister students' incentive scheme).For Molvi (Class 12) exams, only girl students
securing first division will be included under the scheme, he added. He also said that at the cabinet meeting, an approval was given to North Bihar Power
Distribution Company Ltd and South Bihar Power Distribution Company Ltd for taking a total working capital loan of Rs. 1700 crore from various consortium
banks on state government's guarantee.