माननीय प्रधानमंत्री ने राष्ट्र की स्वतंत्रता के 75 वर्ष पूर्ण हो जाने पर वर्ष 2022 तक सभी के लिए आवास की परिकल्पना की है। इस उद्येश्य की प्राप्ति के लिए केन्द्र सरकार ने एंक व्यापक मिशन "2022 तक सबके लिए आवास" शुरू किया है। 25 जून 2015 को प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी ने इस बहुप्रतीक्षित योजना को प्रधानमंत्री आवास योजना के नाम से प्रारम्भ किया है।
Hon’ble Prime Minister envisioned housing for All by 2022 when the Nation completes 75 years of its Independence. In order to achieve this objective, Central Government has launched a comprehensive mission “Housing for All by 2022”. This much awaited scheme has been launched by the Prime Minister of India, Sh. Narendra Modi on 25th June, 2015 as Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Scheme of ‘Merit Cum Means Based Scholarship’

SCHEME OF ‘MERIT CUM MEANS BASED SCHOLARSHIP’ FORSTUDENTS BELONGING TO THE MINORITY COMMUNITIES

1. OBJECT

The objective of the Scheme is to provide financial assistance to the poor and meritorious students belonging to minority communities to enable them to pursue professional and technical courses.


2. SCOPE

These scholarships are available for studies in India only and will be awarded through State Government/UT Administration or an Agency designated by the State Government/UT Administration for this purpose.

3. NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIP

During 12th Five Year Plan, 60000 fresh Scholarships will be awarded each financial year, besides renewals among the students of minority communities in States/UTs throughout the country based on the State/UT-wise population of these communities.
The distribution of fresh scholarships based on 2001 census is as under:

State-wise distribution of scholarship among the students belonging to minority
communities.




SL. No.States/UTsMuslimChristianSikhBuddhistJainParsiTotal
1Andhra Pradesh216536610101302564
2Arunachal Pradesh66414400115
3Assam2553306716702889
4Bihar42511666504284
5Chhattisgarh1271242220170310
6Goa291112003145
7Gujarat14238814616331697
8Haryana37983632180770
9Himachal Pradesh37222240085
10Jammu & Kashmir210566435102211
11Jharkhand1156339262501528
12Karnataka2002313512212802570
13Kerala2436187711104316
14Madhya Pradesh119053476516901524
15Maharashtra3180328671809403105798
16Manipur592291100290
17Meghalaya315051100538
18Mizoram323902200264
19Nagaland115550010567
20Odisha2362785330525
21Punjab118914518131204752
22Rajasthan148323254320201965
23Sikkim2110470060
24Tamil Nadu10751173322602279
25Tripura79320310042
26Uttar Pradesh951466210946409948
27Uttarakhand314866430395
28West Bengal626616023751706541
29Andaman & Nicobar924000033
30Chandigarh1124502060
31Dadra & Nagar Haveli2200004
32Daman & Diu4100016
33Delhi503401727480770
34Lakshadweep170000017
35Puducherry1821000039
Total:4279474615955246513081760000

4. CONDITIONS FOR SCHOLARSHIP

i) Financial assistance will be given to pursue graduate level or post graduate level technical and professional courses from a recognized institution. Course fee and Maintenance allowance will be credited/transferred directly into the bank account of selected students.
ii) Students who get admission to a college to pursue technical/professional courses, on the basis of a competitive examination will be eligible for the scholarship.
iii) Students who get admission in technical/professional courses without taking any competitive examination will also be eligible for scholarship. However, such students should have not less than 50% marks at higher secondary/graduation level. Selection of these students will be done strictly on
merit basis.
iv) Continuation of the scholarship in subsequent years will depend on successful completion of the course during the preceding year.
v) A scholarship holder under this scheme will not avail any other scholarship/stipend for pursuing the course.
vi) The annual income of the beneficiary/parent or guardian of beneficiary should not exceed Rs.2.50 lakh from all sources.
vii) The Income Certificate would remain valid for One Year.
viii) The State Department will advertise the Scheme every year and receive the applications online through the concerned institutions as per the timeline.
ix) Aadhaar Number is also required for payment of scholarship.
x) The concerned State Government/Union Territory Administration will be responsible for processing and scrutinizing the applications submitted by the students (as per the work flow opted) and send the proposal of eligible students online to this Ministry for sanction of the scholarships as per timelines.
xi) The online proposal for release of fund from the State Department must be forwarded to and received in the Ministry as per the timeline fixed by this Ministry every year.
xii) Fund for Administrative Expenses in subsequent year will be released after receipt of the Utilization Certificate for the fund released in the previous year.

5. EARMARKING

i) 30% scholarship is earmarked for girls students of each minority community in a State/UT which is transferable to male students of that community in case of non-availability of female students in that community in the concerned State/UT. 30% is the floor and not the ceiling for eligible girl students.
ii) If the physical target of scholarship for a particular minority community in a state/UT is not utilized, it will be distributed among the same minority community in other States/UTs strictly in accordance with merit and without disturbing the national ratio.
iii) A student residing in a particular State/UT will be entitled for scholarship under the quota of that State/UT only irrespective of his/her place of study.
iv) The number of scholarship has been fixed State/UT-wise on the basis of minority population of the States/UTs. Within the State-wise allocations, the applications from Listed Institutions will be exhausted first. The list of such Institutions is available on the website of this Ministry i.e. www.minorityaffairs.gov.in

6. EVALUATION

i) The Scheme will be evaluated at regular intervals and the cost of the evaluation will be borne by the Ministry of Minority Affairs under the provision of the Scheme. A provision of 2% of the total budget will be made to meet the Administrative and Allied costs viz. expenditure on monitoring of the Scheme, impact study, evaluation study, purchase of office equipments, engaging of contract employees, if necessary and other expenditure to run the Cell etc. This will be shared between the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India and the State Governments/UT Administration. 

7. MODIFICATION

i) Minor modification in the Scheme with no financial implication may be made by the Competent Authority in the Ministry without seeking recourse to SFC/EFC/Cabinet. However, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure would be consulted.

8. RATE OF SCHOLARSHIP

The rate of scholarship will be as under :



SL. No.Type of Financial AssistanceRate for hostlerRate for Day Scholar
1Maintenance Allowance (For 10 Months only)Rs.10,000/-per annum (Rs.1000 p.m.)Rs.5,000/-per annum. (Rs.500 p.m.)
2Course FeeRs.20,000/-per annum or Actual whichever is lessRs.20,000/-per annum or Actual whichever is less
TotalRs.30,000/-Rs.25,000/-

Full Course fee will be reimbursed for the listed institutions.

9. PAYMENT

i) The scholarship amount i.e. Course fee and Maintenance allowance would be credited/transferred directly into the bank account of selected students.
ii) Scholarship will not be paid for the period of internship/housemanship in the M.B.B.S. course or for a practical training in other course if the student is in receipt of some remuneration during the internship period or some allowance/stipend during the practical training in other course.

10. OTHER CONDITIONS FOR THE AWARD

i) The scholarship is dependent on the satisfactory progress and conduct of the scholar. If it is reported by the Head of the Institution at any timethat a scholar has by reasons of his/her own act of default failed to make satisfactory progress or has been guilty of misconduct such as resorting to or participating in strikes, irregularity in attendance without the permission of the authorities concerned etc., the authority sanctioning the scholarship may either cancel the scholarship or stop or withhold
further payment for such period as it may think fit.
ii) If a student is found to have obtained a scholarship by false statement, his/her scholarship will be cancelled forthwith and the amount of the scholarship paid will be recovered, at the discretion of the concerned State Government. The student concerned will be blacklisted and debarred for scholarship in any scheme forever. 

iii) A scholarship awarded may be cancelled if the scholar changes the subject of the course of study or changes the Institution of study, without prior approval of the State Government/UT Administration. The Head of the Institution shall report such cases to this Ministry.
iv) A scholar is liable to refund the scholarship amount, if during the course of the year, the studies for which the scholarship has been awarded, is discontinued or change in the subject of study.
v) The regulations under the scheme can be changed at anytime at the discretion of the Government of India.
vi) The list of Graduate Degree level and Post Graduate level technical and professional courses under Merit cum Means based Scholarship scheme is available on the website of this Ministry i.e.
www.minorityaffairs.gov.in

11. PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING

(i) The scheme is implemented through National Scholarship Portal (NSP). It is mandatory for all students to apply online on the website of this Ministry i.e. www.scholarships.gov.in.
(ii) The list of documents to be scanned & uploaded for both Fresh and Renewal Scholarships as under:
a) Student Photo. (Mandatory)
b) Institution Verification Form. (Mandatory)
c) Self declaration of Income Certificate by the student. (Mandatory)
d) Self declaration of community by the student. (Mandatory)
e) In case of Fresh: Self Attested Certificate of ‘Previous Academic Mark sheet’ as filled in Form. (Mandatory)
f) In case of Renewal: Self-Attested Certificate of Previous Year Marksheet as filled in the Form. (Mandatory)
g) Fee Receipt of current course year. (Mandatory)
h) Proof of Bank Account in the name of student. (Mandatory)
i) Aadhaar Card (optional)
j) Residential Certificate. (Mandatory)

12. FUNDING PATTERN OF THE SCHEME 

100% Central Assistance will be given.
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Source: http://www.scholarships.gov.in/#

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