Pre-matric scholarship scheme for the year 2012-13 for students belonging to the minority communities

Port Blair, Mar 27: Applications are invited for Pre-Matric Scholarships for the year 2012-13 from the students belonging to minority communities notified by the Central Government, who are pursuing studies from class I to X in Government/recognized private Schools/Institutes.

The financial assistance will be given to eligible students who have secured not less than 50% marks in previous final examination and annual income of his/her parents/guardians from all sources not exceeding Rs. 1 lakh. A scholarship holder under this scheme will not avail any other scholarship/stipend for pursuing the studies and will not be given to more than two students in a family. Continuation of the scholarship in subsequent years will depend on the successful completion of the courses during the preceding years. 30% of scholarships are reserved for female candidates, if enough women candidates are not available, male candidates would be selected.

Application for Fresh and for Renewal (who were granted Pre- matric scholarship for previous years) in the prescribed format along with following documents should be submitted to the Directorate of Social Welfare, A&N Administration, Goalghar, Port Blair along with requisite declaration/documents latest by 31.08.2012 through the Head of the School/Institute of the student.

1. One copy of passport size photograph with signature pasted on
application form
2. Attested certificates of educational qualifications
3. Income declaration- affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper worth
Rs.10/- for self-employed parents/guardian or income certificate
from the employer for employed parents/guardian.
4. Minority community declaration- affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper worth Rs.10/- by the student that he/she belongs to anyone of
the minority communities notified by Central Government.
(certificate not required to be enclosed for renewal application).
5. Proof of permanent residence (Certificate not required to be enclosed for renewal application if address has not changed)
6. Receipt in acknowledgement of scholarship in the previous year
duly countersigned by the Head of the school/institute. (for renewal case)

Admission fee from class VI to X @ 500 per annum subject to actual for hostellers as well as for day scholars. (ii) Tuition fee from class VI to X @ 350 per month subject to actual for hostellers as well as for day scholars. (iii) Maintenance allowance will be payable for a period not exceeding 10 months in an academic year @ 100/ – per month for day scholars for a student from class I to V. (iv) Maintenance allowance for student for class VI to X will be @ 600/- per month subject to actual for hostellers and @ 100/ – per month for day scholars.

The details of the scheme and application form may be downloaded from the website www.minorityaffairs.gov.in and also available in respective Schools/Institutes of students.

Non-submission of above said declaration/documents, unsigned, incomplete application will result in summary rejection without assigning any reason whatsoever. Distribution of scholarship by the Ministry for the year 2012-13 among the students belonging to minority community for A&N Islands is 4328 i.e. Muslims-1125, Christian-2999, Sikh-102, Buddhist-68 & Parsi-34.

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