The Arunachal Pradesh government on Wednesday released an amount of Rs 2685.34 lakh as stipend and scholarships for ‘payment of stipend and book grants for the academic session 2021-22’.

Taking to Twitter, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said the funds have been released on the instruction of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu.

“On the direction of Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu, an amount of Rs 2685.34 Lakh is released for the purpose of stipend & scholarships of the students,” Rijiju tweeted.

The notification stated, “Approval is hereby accorded for release of Rs. 2685.34 Lakh (Rupees Two Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-Five Lakh Thirty-Four Thousand) only to the Department of Higher & Technical Education for “Payment of Stipend and Book Grants for the academic session 2020-21”.

The government has instructed the higher education department to utilize the amount only after verifying the actual requirement and observance of guidelines.

This allocation will be regularised at the time of finalisation of the revised estimate 2021-22, said the notification.