12 MAR 2020 5:50PM by PIB Delhi
Scholarship Schemes for Minorities

Ministry of Minority Affairs is implementing various schemes for the socio-economic and educational empowerment of six centrally notified minorities. The number of students who have been provided Pre-Matric, Post-Matric and Merit-cum-Means based Scholarships during the last three years i.e. 2016-17 to 2018-19, State-wise, is annexed as below.

The details of funds allocation and expenditure incurred under Pre-Matric, Post-Matric and Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship Schemes during the last three years i.e. 2016-17 to 2018-19 and the current year is as follows:

 

(In Rs. Crore)

Scheme Pre-Matric Post-Matric Merit-cum-Means
Year Funds allocated Expenditure incurred Funds allocated Expenditure incurred Funds allocated Expenditure incurred
2016-17 931.00 585.94 550.00 287.11 395.00 220.54
2017-18 1108.13 1108.13 561.29 479.72 393.54 388.79
2018-19 1269.00 1176.19 500.00 354.89 402.00 261.17
2019-20 1199.82 *738.73 482.66 *280.54 361.51 *212.48

* – Provisional Data as on 06.03.2020. Disbursement of scholarships continues during 2019-20.

 

Evaluation Studies of Pre-Matric, Post Matric and Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship schemes have been carried out by an independent agency- M/s Research & Development Initiative in 2013-14. It observed that the Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme has been able to achieve its objectives to a large extent as it has reached the most deprived in the minorities; raised their demand for school education; reduced the financial burden of poor parents; enabled most children to stay through school education; and improve their performance levels. The Post Matric Scholarship scheme has been also able to achieve its objectives to a large extent as it has reached the most deprived in the minorities; raised their demand for higher secondary and higher education; somewhat reduced the financial burden of poor parents; enabled a large proportion of beneficiaries to stay through their course/higher education; improved their performance levels. These perceived impacts of the Post-matric Scholarship Scheme are statistically significant. Similarly, the Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship scheme has been able to achieve its objectives by reaching the most deprived in the minorities; raised their demand for technical and professional education; somewhat reduced the financial burden of poor parents; enabled a large proportion of beneficiaries to stay through their technical/professional course; improved their performance levels. It has also observed that these schemes have contributed significantly towards the long term objective of empowering the minorities through education.

 

The aforesaid three Scholarship Schemes for Minorities are proposed for continuation beyond 2019-20. As such, all aspects, including raising the number and amount of scholarships or otherwise are to be looked into by this Ministry during the process of approval of these schemes for such period.

 

Annexure as referred above
Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship Scheme: State-wise and year-wise details of scholarships awarded/sanctioned during the last three years
S.No. States/UTs 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19*
Scholarship awarded Scholarship awarded Scholarship Sanctioned
1 Andhra Pradesh 1950 2568 2599
2 Telangana 2447 2908 2854
3 Arunachal Pradesh 0 0 0
4 Assam 4309 4938 4437
5 Bihar 11357 11028 11144
6 Chhattisgarh 566 497 421
7 Goa 114 0 76
8 Gujarat 4007 4012 3437
9 Haryana 1230 1112 821
10 Himachal Pradesh 79 66 48
11 Jammu & Kashmir 5237 6103 5794
12 Jharkhand 2246 2424 1264
13 Karnataka 12918 9779 15979
14 Kerala 20908 19194 22038
15 Madhya Pradesh 2804 2112 2154
16 Maharashtra 5183 6379 4336
17 Manipur 375 296 364
18 Meghalaya 1162 1209 1182
19 Mizoram 254 398 543
20 Nagaland 1267 1228 1186
21 Odisha 606 749 537
22 Punjab 6981 5319 3273
23 Rajasthan 3988 3833 3555
24 Sikkim 55 13 21
25 Tamil Nadu 5493 6063 5475
26 Tripura 162 167 125
27 Uttar Pradesh 12657 10530 9901
28 Uttarakhand 652 574 526
29 West Bengal 12311 12393 13154
30 Andaman & Nicobar 2 0 2
31 Chandigarh 25 11 8
32 Dadra & Nagar Haveli 7 5 1
33 Daman & Diu 10 1 0
34 Delhi 518 484 459
35 Lakshadweep 0 0 0
36 Puducherry 57 59 57
Total 121937 116452 117771
* Provisional Data as on 06.03.2020. Disbursement of Scholarship for 2018-19 continues in 2019-20.

 

 

Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme: State-wise and year-wise details of scholarships awarded/sanctioned during the last three years
S.No. States/UTs 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19*
Scholarship awarded Scholarship awarded Scholarship Sanctioned
1 Andhra Pradesh 126764 120350 129589
2 Telangana 159023 157736 169146
3 Arunachal Pradesh 0 0 0
4 Assam 137516 169325 116564
5 Bihar 60399 112488 222209
6 Chhattisgarh 7329 7673 5595
7 Goa 1414 0 349
8 Gujarat 113690 123638 128432
9 Haryana 2419 4596 6259
10 Himachal Pradesh 1665 1600 1541
11 Jammu & Kashmir 54137 117679 155312
12 Jharkhand 18976 46124 50466
13 Karnataka 418552 321073 433314
14 Kerala 498400 516560 573776
15 Madhya Pradesh 71286 95428 108841
16 Maharashtra 445635 586128 688310
17 Manipur 3382 5453 14882
18 Meghalaya 8470 4988 5392
19 Mizoram 47427 29732 42696
20 Nagaland 16718 23459 28156
21 Odisha 14771 9574 10611
22 Punjab 379737 408251 409392
23 Rajasthan 117789 132479 135980
24 Sikkim 1026 740 392
25 Tamil Nadu 330731 309645 325580
26 Tripura 1 4895 3283
27 Uttar Pradesh 422293 541116 691804
28 Uttarakhand 14480 20292 21275
29 West Bengal 675373 991851 1206629
30 Andaman & Nicobar 16 0 56
31 Chandigarh 2394 2139 1342
32 Dadra & Nagar Haveli 63 54 134
33 Daman & Diu 0 0 0
34 Delhi 3 7232 2216
35 Lakshadweep 0 0 0
36 Puducherry 1645 1922 2331
Total 4153524 4874220 5691854
* Provisional Data as on 06.03.2020. Disbursement of Scholarship for 2018-19 continues in 2019-20.

 

 

 

Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme: State-wise and year-wise details of scholarships awarded/sanctioned during the last three years
S.No. States/UTs 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19*
Scholarship awarded Scholarship awarded Scholarship Sanctioned
1 Andhra Pradesh 12002 13626 13292
2 Telangana 15017 15465 15597
3 Arunachal Pradesh 0 0 0
4 Assam 28330 29200 27856
5 Bihar 46630 47105 49333
6 Chhattisgarh 2001 2137 2114
7 Goa 239 0 140
8 Gujarat 18257 18823 20652
9 Haryana 3413 5218 3792
10 Himachal Pradesh 503 529 430
11 Jammu & Kashmir 23676 22480 28536
12 Jharkhand 12946 14751 12616
13 Karnataka 41720 32220 48924
14 Kerala 54613 55941 65875
15 Madhya Pradesh 15296 17538 18536
16 Maharashtra 44085 45604 48332
17 Manipur 2852 3346 3860
18 Meghalaya 4954 6034 6563
19 Mizoram 1331 1331 1300
20 Nagaland 3676 5520 4360
21 Odisha 3179 3019 2134
22 Punjab 58822 51292 55829
23 Rajasthan 24608 21973 24437
24 Sikkim 207 97 104
25 Tamil Nadu 38444 32690 36628
26 Tripura 909 1021 1164
27 Uttar Pradesh 74833 86787 86303
28 Uttarakhand 2920 4045 2830
29 West Bengal 88387 78171 99957
30 Andaman & Nicobar 5 0 18
31 Chandigarh 259 167 115
32 Dadra & Nagar Haveli 26 11 13
33 Daman & Diu 39 4 46
34 Delhi 531 4794 2063
35 Lakshadweep 0 0 0
36 Puducherry 280 382 516
Total 624990 621321 684265
* Provisional Data as on 06.03.2020. Disbursement of Scholarship for 2018-19 continues in 2019-20.

 

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

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