Memo.Rc.No.734/B5/CMW2020 Dated: 17/08/2020
Commissioner of Minorities Welfare - GOI Scholarships- Timeline and other activities under the three Scholarship Schemes minority communities for the year 2020-21 Certain instructions issued Regarding.
Ref: 1. F.No.SS-15/19/2020-Scholarship-MOMA, of Joint Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Minority Affairs, New Delhi, dt:14- 08-2020.
Immediate attention of the District Minorities Welfare Officers/ District Nodal Officers in the State is invited to the subject and reference cited.
It is to inform that, the Ministry of Minority Affairs implements three scholarship schemes i.e., Pre-Matric, Post Matric and Merit-cum-Means based scholarship schemes for the Minorities as Central Sector Schemes with 100 % central funding. Under these schemes scholarships are awarded to the economically weaker and meritorious students from the six centrally notified communities i.e., Buddhist, Christian, Jain, Muslim, Sikh and Zoroastrian (Parsis) pursuing studies in India in a Government or recognized private school/Institute/college/university, In this regard, the following information / instructions were issued to all DOs / DO's in the State for the academic year 2020-21 for smooth implementation of aforesaid schemes.
- During the year 2020-21, the online implementation of the Pre Matric, Post Matric and Merit-cum-Means based scholarship schemes shall be done through the National Scholarship Portal(NSP) of the Government of India under URL:www.scholarships.gov.in.
- A mobile app- National Scholarship (NSP) has also been prepared for the same for use by applicants in the remote/hilly areas.Only online applications under the Scheme will be accepted and no request for Offline applications will be entertained.
- The detailed guidelines of three scholarship schemes and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) with the timelines is available on the National Scholarship Portal (NSP).
- Ministry has been initiated the process of inviting online applications for the aforesaid schemes, as per existing guidelines.
- The District Minorities Welfare Officers/District Nodal Officers in the State should publicize the schemes through advertisements in leading newspapers and other popular means in their respective Districts to enable the minority students to avail the maximum benefits of these scholarship schemes.
- To increase publicity of the aforesaid three scholarship schemes for minorities, efforts may also be made to place hoardings at District Collectorate Offices to promote the awareness for the minority students as well as Institution Registration on NSP portal etc.
- KYC registration of pending institutes and efforts to be made to increase the number of renewal applicants under Pre-Matric, Post Matric and Merit-cum-Means based scholarship schemes and to ensure Aadhaar seeding/authentication of all online applications in their respective Districts.
Timelines for the year 2020-21:
Hence, all the District Minorities Welfare Officers in the State are requested to follow the above instructions scrupulously without fail.