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PRIME MINISTER’S SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME

PRIME MINISTER'S SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME

PRIME MINISTER’S SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME FOR WARDS OF STATES/UTs POLICE PERSONNEL MARTYRED DURING TERROR/NAXAL ATTACKS

About PRIME MINISTER’S SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME FOR WARDS OF STATES/UTs POLICE PERSONNEL MARTYRED DURING TERROR/NAXAL ATTACKS

Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme (PMSS) under the aegis of the National Defence Fund, was introduced from the academic year 2006-07 to encourage higher technical & professional education for the dependent wards & widows of Central Armed Police Forces & Assam Rifles (CAPFs & AR) Personnel. From the academic session 2019-20, this scheme has further been extended for the dependent wards of State Police Personnel who are martyred during Terror/Naxal attacks.

 

Number of Scholarship

 

For the wards of CAPFs & AR, total 2000 Scholarships (equally for both girls & boys) under PMSS will be given for the each academic year in addition to renewal cases of previous years. Shortfall in fresh cases shall not be adjusted from girls/boys, if applicants (Boys/Girls) are selected less than 1000. Similarly, total 500 scholarships will be given to the wards of State Police Personnel who are martyred during Terror/ Naxal attacks in equal number to the Boys and Girls (i.e. 250 for boys and 250 for girls).

 

Eligibility

 

A) For CAPFs & Assam Rifles :-

 

I) Wards/widows of deceased C

 

II) APFs & AR personnel died in harness/election duty, wards of personnel disabled due to causes attributable to Government service and Wards of ExCAPFs & AR personnel in receipt of Gallantry Awards.

 

III) Wards/widows of retired and serving CAPFs & AR Personnel. (Personnel below Officer Rank)

 

IV) Pursuing first professional degree programme in the field of Engineering, Medicine, Dental, Veterinary, BBA, BCA,

B. Pharma, B.SC (Nursing, Agriculture, etc.), MBA and MCA etc. in accordance with the guidelines as mentioned in Para- 8 (B).

 

V) Having minimum 60% marks in Minimum Entry Qualification (MEQ) i.e. 10+2/Diploma/Graduation or equivalent in case of new applicant.

Or

 

For applicants applying under renewal category, it is mandatory to pass the each subsequent academic year of the professional courses being pursued by them with minimum 50% marks.

 

VI) A grace period of one year only for cases, where there is a delay on part of candidate for submission of application for renewal of scholarship may be entertained.

 

B) For State Police Forces.

 

Dependent wards of State Police Personnel who are martyred during Terror/ Naxal attacks are eligible under this category subject to the following:-

 

I) Pursuing first professional degree programme in the field of Engineering, Medicine, Dental, Veterinary, BBA, BCA, B. Pharma, B.SC (Nursing, Agriculture, etc.), MBA and MCA etc. in accordance with the guidelines as mentioned in Para- 8 (B).

 

II) Having minimum 60% marks in Minimum Entry Qualification (MEQ) i.e. 10+2/Diploma/Graduation or equivalent in case of new applicant.

 

Or

 

For applicants applying under renewal category, it is mandatory to pass the each subsequent academic year of the professional courses being pursued by them with minimum 50% marks.

 

III) A grace period of one year only for cases, where there is a delay on part of candidate for submission of application for renewal of scholarship may be entertained.

 

For more details refer the Information Document

 

Official Website

 

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