Ministry of Minority Affairs
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Scholarship Schemes

Posted On: 03 FEB 2022 5:38PM by PIB Delhi

The Ministry of Minority Affairs implements three Scholarship Schemes viz. Pre-Matric, Post-Matric and Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship Schemes for the educational empowerment of students belonging to economically weaker sections of the six notified minority communities i.e. Buddhist, Christian, Jain, Muslim, Parsi and Sikh in all States/UTs across the country. A total of thirty (30) lakh Pre-Matric, 5 lakh Post Matric and 60,000 Merit-cum-Means scholarships are targeted to be distributed as ‘Fresh’ Scholarships every year, besides, Renewal scholarships. The  three  scholarship  schemes are  being  implemented  through  the  National  Scholarship  Portal  (NSP)  and are  being  disbursed  under  direct  benefit  transfer (DBT)  mode  to  improve  the  efficiency  and  bring  transparency  by  removing duplicity  and  stopping  pilferages.  

 

The details of number of applications received, verified by States/UTs and sanctioned by the Ministry of Minority Affairs under the above mentioned schemes during 2016-17 to 2021-22 are as under:

 

Year

Pre-Matric Scholarship

 

Number of verified applications received

Number of applications Sanctioned

 

2016-17

74,25,553

41,53,524

 

2017-18

85,70,708

53,11,257

 

2018-19

86,88,465

56,91,854

 

2019-20

70,84,410

55,68,025

 

2020-21*

60,38,248

52,29,148

 

2021-22**

78,29,283

24,05,498

 

Total

4,56,36,667

2,83,59,306

 

Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme

 

 

2016-17

13,65,838

6,24,990

 

2017-18

14,07,780

6,98,069

 

2018-19

12,80,958

6,84,265

 

2019-20

11,24,202

7,43,141

 

2020-21*

11,61,252

6,62,912

 

2021-22**

9,91,534

1,38,105

 

Total

73,31,564

35,51,482

 

Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship Scheme

 

2016-17

189584

121937

 

2017-18

180421

119472

 

2018-19

180274

117771

 

2019-20

145398

118359

 

2020-21*

137340

120208

 

2021-22**

118351

52720

 

Total

9,51,368

6,50,467

             

   *   Disbursement of Scholarships for 2020-21 continues in 2021-22.

** It includes sanction for finally verified renewal applications of 2021-22 only. Disbursement for fresh application 2021-22 is yet to begin.

(d):  The details of budget allocated and released under the above mentioned schemes from 2016-17 to 2021-22 are as under:-

(In ₹ Crore)

Scheme

Pre-Matric

Post Matric

Merit-Cum-Means

Year

Budget Allocated

Amount Released

Budget Allocated

Amount Released

Budget Allocated

Amount Released

2016-17

931.00

585.94

550.00

287.11

335.00

220.54

2017-18

950.00

1108.13

550.00

479.72

393.54

388.79

2018-19

980.00

1176.19

692.00

354.89

522.00

261.17

2019-20

1220.30

1324.84

496.01

428.77

366.43

285.63

2020-21

1330.00

1325.54

535.00

512.81

400.00

396.34

2021-22

1378.00

474.52*

468.00

80.58*

325.00

134.09*

Total

6789.30

5995.16

3291.01

2143.88

2341.97

1686.56

*Expenditure as on 31.01.2022.

This information was given by the Union Minister for Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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