Modifications In Pre And Post Matric Scholarship Schemes:
Department of Social Justice & Empowerment informed Lok Sabha about the Modifications in Pre and Post Matric Scholarship Schemes.
The scheme-wise important changes introduced are as follows:
Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC students:
- The funding pattern under the scheme was revised from the concept of committed liability to a fixed sharing pattern of 60:40 between Centre and the States (90:10 in case of North Eastern States) or Notional Allocation whichever is lower.
- The Annual Family Income limit was increased from Rs. 2.00 lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh in 2018 and rates of maintenance allowances were also increased.
Post-Matric Scholarship for Scheduled Castes (SC) students:
- During the year 2020-21, the Union Cabinet has approved the revision and continuation of the scheme from the year 2020-21 to 2025-26 which includes, inter-alia, revision of funding pattern to a sharing ratio of 60:40 between the Centre and the States (90:10 in case of NE States)
Pre-Matric Scholarship for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and Post Matric Scholarship for OBCs:
- The income limit has been changed under Pre Matric Scholarship of OBC and Post Matric Scholarship for OBCs as per details given below:
- Pre-Matric Scholarship for OBC: increased from Rs.1.00 lakh to Rs. 2.50lakh per annum.
- Post Matric Scholarship for OBC: increased from Rs.1.50 lakh to Rs.2.50lakh per annum.