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Modifications in Pre And Post Matric Scholarship Schemes

  • IASbaba
  • February 12, 2021
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Modifications in Pre And Post Matric Scholarship Schemes

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – Education; Welfare schemes

In news

  • Lok Sabha was informed about the Modifications in Pre and Post Matric Scholarship Schemes for SCs and OBCs.
  • Ministry: Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

Important changes introduced in the scheme 

  • Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC students:
    • The funding pattern – 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 increased from Rs. 2 lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh. 
    • Rates of maintenance allowances were also increased.
  • Post-Matric Scholarship for SC students
    • It shall continue from 2020-21 to 2025-26
    • Funding pattern – sharing ratio of 60:40 between the Centre and the States (90:10 in case of NE States)
  • Pre-Matric Scholarship for OBCs and Post Matric Scholarship for OBCs
    • Pre-Matric Scholarship increased from Rs.1 lakh to Rs. 2.5 lakh per annum.
    • Post Matric Scholarship increased from Rs.1.5 lakh to Rs.2.5 lakh per annum.

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