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Government of India
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
22 DEC 2021 5:02PM by PIB Delhi
Students Benefitting from Schemes of the Ministry in Kerala

Under the Centrally sponsored Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for SCs, the Department provides central share of funds to the States towards scholarships for the SC students studying in classes IXth and Xth.

The total number of students who benefited under the scheme during 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21 in the State of Kerala, as reported by the State Government, is as follows:

 

FY

No. of Benefited Students

2018-19

42219

2019-20

72520

2020-21

76050

 

Free coaching Scheme for SC and OBC students is a Central Sector Scheme and implemented directly from this Department through empaneled institutes. Scholarship is released directly from this department without any involvement of States/UT. From 2018-19 to 2020-21, no institute from Kerala is empaneled under this scheme.

This information was given by Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri A. Narayanaswamy in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

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