Financial Assistance under Post Matric Scholarship to OBCs

Proposals for release of Central Assistance for current  financial year have been received from State Governments of Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttarakhand and UT of Puducherry under  the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Post-Matric Scholarship to the students belonging  OBCs (PMS-OBC).Details of State-wise release of Central Assistance under Post-Matric Scholarship to the Students belonging to OBCs (PMS-OBC) during 2012-13Rs. in lakh Sl.No.State/ UTsCentral Assistance Released1.Andhra Pradesh1036.002.Bihar1265.003.Goa18.004.Gujarat735.005.Haryana310.006.Jharkhand400.007.Karnataka745.008.Madhya Pradesh3552.009.Maharashtra1375.0010.Rajasthan835.0011.Tamil Nadu880.0012.Uttar Pradesh2440.0013.Uttarakhand494.0014.Assam1285.0015.Tripura146.0016.Sikkim39.32Total:15555.32

So far, proposals from State Governments viz; Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal have been received during current financial year 2012-13 for Central Assistance under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Post Matric Scholarship for SC students (PMS-SC). However, proposal from State Government of Karnataka  has not been received yet during the current financial year.Details of State-wise Central Assistance released to States/UTs on ad-hoc basis  under Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Post-Matric Scholarship for SC students during 2012-13                                                                          (Rs in lakh)Sl. No.Name of the State /UTAd-hoc Central Assistance  released during 2012-131.Andhra Pradesh7900.782.Assam750.003.Bihar835.244.Chhattisarh498.785.Goa2.236.Gujarat870.607.Haryana579.688.Himachal Pradesh89.259.Jammu & Kashmir67.6010.Jharkhand82.6811.Karnataka3029.8012.Madhya Pradesh1473.7813Maharashtra3215.8014.Manipur176.1015Meghalaya6.2016.Odisha344.1717.Punjab398.9218.Rajasthan1476.5819.Tamil Nadu3946.9020.Tripura588.4521.Uttar Pradesh4747.5522.Uttarakhand357.9223.West Bengal2631.1324.Sikkim16.7025.Puducherry49.1026.NCT of Delhi161.7827.Daman & Diu0.73  Total34298.45
            There is no separate Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for Vimukh Jati and Nomadic Tribes (VJNT). However, students of VJNT covered under the SC category and Central Government/State Government/UT Administration list of OBCs are eligible to avail benefits under respective Post Matric Scholarship Schemes.
Clearance of proposal is an ongoing process and all the complete proposals received in a financial year are processed in accordance with guidelines of the Scheme and the extant financial rules.  Central Assistance is released subject to availability of funds.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri D. Napoleon in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.