Scholarship Schemes for the educational empowerment of students belonging to economically weaker sections

Scholarship Schemes viz. Pre-Matric, Post Matric and Merit-cum-Means based Schemes for the educational empowerment of students belonging to economically weaker sections

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF MINORITY AFFAIRS

LOK SABHA 

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.355
ANSWERED ON 03.02.2022

SCHOLARSHIP SCHEMES

355. SHRI  M. BADRUDDIN  AJMAL

Will the Minister of MINORITY AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) the number of applications received by the Government from meritorious students of minority communities  for  Post-matric,  Pre-matric  and  Merit-cum-Means scholarship during the last five years;

SCHOLARSHIP SCHEMES

(b) the details about the number of applicants for each scholarship separately, year and scheme-wise;

(c) the number out of them who succeeded in getting scholarship during the above said period along with the details of the beneficiaries, year and scheme-wise; and

(d) the amount of funds allocated and spent for these scholarship schemes, year and scheme-wise?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF MINORITY AFFAIRS 

(SHRI MUKHTAR ABBAS NAQVI)

(a) to (c): The Ministry of Minority Affairs implements three Scholarship Schemes viz. Pre-Matric, Post Matric and Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship Schemes for the educational empowerment of students belonging to economically weaker sections of the six notified minority communities i.e. Buddhist, Christian, Jain, Muslim, Parsi and Sikh in all States/UTs across the country. A total of thirty (30) lakh Pre-Matric, 5 lakh Post Matric and 60,000 Merit-cum-Means scholarships are targeted to be distributed as ‘Fresh’ Scholarships every year, besides, Renewal scholarships. The three scholarship schemes are being implemented through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP)  and are  being  disbursed  under  direct  benefit  transfer (DBT)  mode to improve the efficiency  and  bring  transparency  by  removing duplicity  and stopping  pilferages.

The details of number of applications  received,  verified  by  States/UTs  and sanctioned by the Ministry of Minority Affairs under the above mentioned schemes during 2016-17 to 2021-22 are as under:

Year

Pre-Matric Scholarship

Number of verified applications received

Number of applications Sanctioned

2016-17

74,25,553

41,53,524

2017-18

85,70,708

53,11,257

2018-19

86,88,465

56,91,854

2019-20

70,84,410

55,68,025

2020-21*

60,38,248

52,29,148

2021-22**

78,29,283

24,05,498

Total

4,56,36,667

2,83,59,306

Post Matric Scholarship Scheme

2016-17

13,65,838

6,24,990

2017-18

14,07,780

6,98,069

2018-19

12,80,958

6,84,265

2019-20

11,24,202

7,43,141

2020-21*

11,61,252

6,62,912

2021-22**

9,91,534

1,38,105

Total

73,31,564

35,51,482

Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship Scheme

2016-17

189584

121937

2017-18

180421

119472

2018-19

180274

117771

2019-20

145398

118359

2020-21*

137340

120208

2021-22**

118351

52720

Total

9,51,368

6,50,467

*  Disbursement of Scholarships for 2020-21 continues in 2021-22.
** It includes sanction for finally verified renewal applications of 2021-22 only. Disbursement for fresh application 2021-22 is yet to begin.

(d): The  details  of  budget  allocated  and  released  under  the  above  mentioned schemes from 2016-17 to 2021-22 are as under:-

(In ₹ Crore)

Scheme

Pre-Matric

Post Matric

Merit-Cum-Means

Year

Budget Allocated

Amount Released

Budget Allocated

Amount Released

Budget Allocated

Amount Released

2016-17

931.00

585.94

550.00

287.11

335.00

220.54

2017-18

950.00

1108.13

550.00

479.72

393.54

388.79

2018-19

980.00

1176.19

692.00

354.89

522.00

261.17

2019-20

1220.30

1324.84

496.01

428.77

366.43

285.63

2020-21

1330.00

1325.54

535.00

512.81

400.00

396.34

2021-22

1378.00

474.52*

468.00

80.58*

325.00

134.09*

Total

6789.30

5995.16

3291.01

2143.88

2341.97

1686.56

*Expenditure as on 31.01.2022.

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