Pre Matric SC Scholarships Guidelines 2022-23 Year Released - APPLY Online for IX & X Students.
CENTRALLY-SPONSORED SCHEME OF PRE MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP FOR SCHEDULED CASTE STUDENTS STUDYING IN CLASSES 9TH & 10TH GUIDELINES. Government Scholarships SCHEME OF PRE MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP FOR SCHEDULED CASTE STUDENTS STUDYING IN CLASSES 9th &10th
Detailed Guidelines for Pre Matric Scheduled Caste Scholarships for 9th, 10th Students for 2022 is Released. Online APPLICATION is also enabled. Details of the Guidelines, Eligibility Criteria for Pre Matric SC Scholarships, Scope of Pre Matric SC Scholarships, Rules for Pre Matric SC Scholarships, Selection Process for Pre Matric SC Scholarships explained below.

Discussion Points in this Article:
  • About Pre Matric SC Government Schlarships 2022-23
  • Scopte of Government Pre Matric SC Government Schlarships 2022-23
  • Eligibility for Govt Pre Matric Scheduled Castes Scholarships 2022-23
  • Amount of Pre Matric SC Scholarships
  • Dates for Submission of Online Pre Matric SC Scholarships 2022-23
  • Online application procedure Pre Matric SC Scholarships 2022-23

Pre Matric SC Scholarships Guidelines 2022-23 Year Released - APPLY Online for IX & X Students


Pre Matric SC Scholarships Guidelines 2022-23 Year Released - APPLY Online for IX & X Students.
CENTRALLY-SPONSORED SCHEME OF PRE MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP FOR SCHEDULED CASTE STUDENTS STUDYING IN CLASSES 9TH & 10TH is presented by the locahub.in website.  GUIDELINES CENTRALLY SPONSORED SCHEME OF PRE MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP FOR SCHEDULED CASTE STUDENTS STUDYING IN CLASSES 9th &10th

OBJECTIVES of Pre Matric SC Scholarships 2022-23

Objectives of the Pre Matric SC Scholarships scheme are:
(a) To support parents of SC children for education of their wards studying in classes IX and X so that the incidence of drop-out, especially in the transition from the elementary to the secondary stage is minimized, and
(b) To improve participation of SC children in classes IX and X of the pre-matric stage, so that they perform better and have a better chance of progressing to the post-matric stage of education.

SCOPE of Pre Matric SC Scholarships

Scholarship under the Scheme will be available for studies in India only and will be awarded by the Government of the State/Union Territory to which the applicant belongs i.e. where he is domiciled.

ELIGIBILITY Conditions for Pre Matric SC Scholarships

  • (i) Student should belong to Scheduled Caste.
  • (II) His/ her Parent/Guardian's income should not exceed Rs. 2.50 lakh per annum.
  • (iii) He / she should not be getting any other Centrally-funded Pre Matric Scholarship. However benefit of National Means-cum- Merit scholarship scheme of D/o School Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development can be availed by the beneficiaries of Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC students.
  • (iv) In pursuance to the provision of Section 7 of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act 2016, a student is required to furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar or undergo Aadhaar Authentication. If not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, student is required to make application for Aadhaar enrolment.
  • (v) She/ he should be a regular, full time student studying in a Government School or in a School recognized by Govt. or a Central/State Board of Secondary Education.
  • (vi) Scholarship for studying in any class will be available for only one year. If a student has to repeat a class, she / he would not get scholarship for that class for a second (or subsequent) year.

ANNUAL PARENTAL/GUARDIAN’S INCOME for Pre Matric SC Scholarships

Scholarships will be paid to the students whose parents/guardians’ income from all sources does not exceed Rs. 2, 50,000/- (Rupees two lakh fifty thousand only) per annum.

  • NOTE 1: So long as either of the parents is alive, only income of the parents, as the case may be, from all sources has to be taken into account only and of no other member even though they may be earning. In the form of income declaration, income is to be declared on this basis. Only in the case where both the parents have died, the income of the guardian who is supporting the student in his/her studies has to be taken. Such students whose parent’s income is affected due to unfortunate death of one of the earning parents and resultantly comes within the income ceiling prescribed under the scheme, shall become eligible for scholarship, subject to their fulfilling other conditions of eligibility, from the month in which such sad incidence takes place. Applications for scholarships from such students can be considered even after lapse of last date of receipt of applications, on compassionate grounds.
  • NOTE 2: House rent allowance received by the parents of a student shall be exempted from the computation of ‘income’ if the same has been permitted to be exempted for the purpose of Income tax.
  • NOTE 3: Income certificate is required to be taken once only i.e. at the time of admission to courses which are continuing for more than one year.

VALUE OF Pre Matric SC Scholarships 2022-23

The value of scholarship includes the following for complete duration of the course:-

  • (i) scholarship and other grant,
  • (ii) additional allowance for students with disabilities studying in private un-aided recognized Schools.

The details are as follows:

Rates of scholarship and other grant will be as follows:

Item Day Scholars Hostellers
Scholarship (Rs. p.m.) (for 10 months) 225 525
Books and Ad hoc Grant (Rs. p.a.) 750 1000

  • (i) Additional Allowances for SC students with disabilities studying in private unaided Schools- Under the Centrally-sponsored Scheme of ‘Inclusive Education of the Disabled at Secondary Stage’ (IEDSS) implemented by the M/o HRD, financial assistance is already being given under its “Student Oriented Component” to students with disabilities studying at the Secondary stage in Govt., local body and Govt. aided schools. However, students in un-aided schools are not covered under IEDSS.
  • Therefore, SC students with disabilities, studying in classes IX & X in private un-aided recognized schools, will be eligible for allowances under this Scheme, as follows:
Allowances for students with disabilities studying in Private un- aided Schools Amount (In Rs.)
(i) Monthly Reader Allowance for Blind students 60
(ii) Monthly Transport Allowance for students with disabilities
(as defined in the Persons with Disabilities Act 1995), if such students do not reside in the hostel which is
within the premises of the Educational Institution.
60
(iii) Monthly Escort Allowance for Severely Disabled (i.e. with 80%  or  higher  disability)  Day  Scholars/Students  with  low
extremity disability.
60
(iv) Monthly Helper Allowance admissible to any of the hostel willing to extend help to a severely orthopaedically
handicapped student residing in the hostel of an Educational Institution who may need the assistance of a helper.
60
(v) Monthly Coaching Allowance to Mentally Retarded and
Mentally ill Students.
240


Note: The disability as defined under the Persons with disabilities (equal opportunities, Protection of rights and full participation Act, 1995) Act has to be certified by competent medical authority of the State Govt./UT Administration.

Selection of Candidates for Pre Matric SC Scholarships

  • (i) All eligible Scheduled Caste candidates will be given scholarships as prescribed in this Scheme.
  • (ii) Candidates belonging to one State but studying in another State will be awarded scholarships by the State to which they belong and will submit their applications to the competent authority in that State.

DURATION AND RENEWAL OF Pre Matric SC Scholarships

  • (i) The scholarship will be payable for 10 months in an academic year.
  • (ii) The award once made will continue subject to good conduct and regularity in attendance. It will be renewed for Class X after the student passes Class IX.

PAYMENT OF Pre Matric SC Scholarships

  • (i) Scholarship is payable from 1st April or from the month of admission, whichever is later, to the month in which the examinations are completed, at the end of the academic year (including scholarship during holidays), provided that if the scholar secures admission after the 20th day of a month, the amount will be paid from the month following the month of admission.
  • (ii) In case of renewal of scholarship, it will be paid from the month following the month up to which scholarship was paid in the previous year.
  • (iii) The Government of the State/Union Territory Administration, to which they belong, in accordance with the procedure laid down by them in this regard, will pay the scholarship money to the selected students.

CONDITIONS FOR CONTINUATION OF Pre Matric SC Scholarships

(i) The scholarship is dependent on the satisfactory progress and conduct of the student. If it is reported by the Head of the Institution/School at any time that a student 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 scholarships 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 statements, 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/ UT Administration. The student concerned will be blacklisted and debarred for scholarship in any scheme forever.

(iii) A student is liable to refund the scholarship amount at the discretion of the State Government/ UT Administration, if during the course of the year, the studies for which the scholarship has been awarded, is discontinued by him/her.

Pre Matric SC Scholarships Guidelines 2022-23 APPLICATION PROCEDURE

(i) An application for scholarship can be made online on the respective State/ UT scholarship portal where available and in hard copy otherwise. Where applying on line, the documents may be scanned and uploaded. Hard copy of application uploaded will be submitted as per the requirement of portal where application has been made. Every application either online or in hard copy will compulsorily include:
  1. a. One copy of the application for scholarship in the prescribed form.
  2. b. One passport size photograph with signature of the student thereon (for fresh scholarship).
  3. c. One self attested copy of certificates, diploma, degree etc. in respect of all examinations passed.
  4. d. A certificate of Caste duly signed by an authorized Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar.
  5. e. Income declaration of self employed parents/guardian should be in the form of a certificate issued by Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar. Employed parents/guardians are required to obtain income certificate from their employer. Employed parents/ guardians should obtain consolidated certificate from Revenue officer for any other additional source of income.
Detailed Process of Online Application Submission is explained Here

Last Date to Submit Pre Matric Scholarships Application

  • Application for scholarship should be submitted by the student by 30th November of the academic year in which he/ she is studying, provided that for valid reasons State authorities may extend the last date.

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