Schemes for SC Students





Schemes for SC Students

The scheme-wise details of the Budget allocation and Central assistance released to States/UTs under the Centrally Sponsored Schemes of the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, for assisting the Scheduled Castes (SC) Students to pursue their education during the last three years are:

Name of Scheme
Years
Budget Allocation (Rs. in crore)
Central assistance released (Rs. in crore)
Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme class IX & X (w.e.f. 1.07.2012)
2011-12*
2012-13
2013-14
-Nil-
824.00
900.00
-Nil-
931.37
546.53
Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2218.00
1500.00
1500.00

2711.34
1654.65
2153.49
Upgradation of Merit SC Students
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
4.00
5.00
5.00
2.9074
1.9698
4.3843
*        The Pre-matric Scholarship Scheme for SC students studying in classes IX and X has been implemented only from 1.07.2012.

The Ministry gets the evaluation of the schemes done from time to time. A study of the “Impact of the Scheme of Post Matric Scholarship to SC Students in Haryana and Gujarat” was submitted by the Indian Council for Scientific Research & Social Development (ICSRSD), Varanasi during 2011. The evaluation study supported the continuation of the Scheme. It, inter-alia recommended to upward revise the rates of Scholarship and annual parental Income ceiling under the Scheme. Annual parental income ceiling has since been raised to Rs. 2.5 lakhs from academic year 2013-14.
An independent evaluation of the “Up-gradation of Merit of SC Students” Scheme was last got done through the Indian Social Institute, New Delhi in 2011. The evaluation study supported the continuation of the Scheme. It, inter-alia recommended to upward revise the rates of Scholarship. The Scheme was revised w.e.f. 01.08.2013.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Vijay Sampla in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha here today.

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