GoI Pre matric, Post matric, Merit cum Means Scholarships for Minority students 2017

GoI Pre Matric, Post Matric, Merit Cum Means Scholarships Fresh and renewal registrations for Minorities, NSP Pre Matric, Post Matric, Merit Cum Means Scholarships to Minority Students. Central Pre Matric, Post Matric, Merit Cum Means Scholarships for Minority Students/ National Scholarships to Minority Students : The Telangana State Minorities Economic Organization has sought to apply online for scholarships offered by the central government to minority students. The Organization said that, Eligible students may apply for the Pre Matric, Post Matric, Merit cum means based scholarships. The Last date for online applying for scholarship is September 31, and it is required to apply for renewals by September 31. Qualified Minority Students have suggested to apply in the National Scholarship Portal. Application deadline is September 31.

GoI Pre matric, Post matric, Merit cum Means Scholarships for Minority students 2017

Scholarships for Minorities:
A. GoI Pre Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities
B. GoI Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities
C. GoI Merit Cum Means Scholarship For Professional and Technical Courses CS

The Telangana State Minorities Economic Organization has sought to submit online applications for scholarships provided by the central government to the Minority Students. 1st Class to 10th class studying students may apply for the pre-metric scholarships. Intermediate to PhD studying students, Government, Private college students and ITI, ITC and other technical courses studying students may for the post-matric scholarship. Degree, PG, Technical, Vocational courses studying students may apply for the  Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship. The new date for applying for fresh scholarships is August 31, and it is required to apply for renewals by July 31.

Qualified Minority Students should apply for scholarships at the National Scholarships Portal and the upload the necessary certificates along with the online application. National Scholarships Portal services starting from student application, application receipt, processing, sanction and disbursal of various scholarships to Students are enabled. National Scholarships Portal is taken as Mission Mode Project under National e-Governance Plan (NeGP)

Office of the District  Minorities Welfare Officer, Warangal Rural :: Rc.No.C/02/DMWO/GOl/WGL-R/2017-18, Dt. 31-08-2017 :: Sub:- DMWO, Warangal - Implementation of Government of India Scholarships by TSMFC for the year 2017-18 - On line of Fresh & Renewal Pre, Post Matric and Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Applications in the website is extended up to 30-09-2017 - Sending of Press Note for publication - Reqd. - Reg.

Ref: 1. F.No. 9/21/2017-SS, Government of India, Ministry of Minority Affairs, New Delhi, dt.31-05-2017.
2. Online date extended in the Website.

With reference to the above, herewith sending Press Note in Telugu for publication in all the daily news papers and electronic media that the date for online entry of FRESH & RENEWAL GOVERNMENT OF INDIA scholarships in "scholarships.gov."in website Pre & Post Matric and Merit cum Means Scholarships is extended up to 30-09-2017 vide reference 2nd cited. Therefore, I am herewith requesting you kindly publish in all the Daily News Papers so also telecast in local T.V. channels and announcement in All India Radio (AIR), Warangal.

Important dates:
A. For Fresh Registrations:
a. Central Pre Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities - Open till 30-09-2017
b. Central Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities - Open till 30-09-2017
c. Central Merit Cum Means Scholarship For Professional and Technical Courses CS - Open till 30-09-2017
B. For renewals: 
a. Central Pre Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities - Open till 30-09-2017
b. Central Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities - Open till 30-09-2017
c. Central Merit Cum Means Scholarship For Professional and Technical Courses CS - Open till 30-09-2017


Eligibility for Pre-Matric, Post Matric and Merit- cum Means based Scholarship Schemes:
Students belonging to notified minority communities viz. Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi (Zoroastrian) studying in India only and fulfilling the Scheme guidelines are eligible to apply for these scholarships.


How to apply on online for scholarship:
The Pre-Matric, Post Matric and Merit cum Means based Scholarship Schemes are online Schemes. In order to apply online please visit the website through URL www.scholarships.gov.in link to the site is also provided in the website of the Ministry of Minority Affairs, i.e. www.minorityaffairs.gov.in.

Required documents for Uploading:
Documents are needed to be uploaded on Portal while applying for scholarship.
a. Documents which are required to be uploaded are given below:
i. Student Photo. (Mandatory)
ii. Institution Verification Form. (Mandatory)
iii. Income Certificate: Income Certificate issued by the Competent
Authority in the State/UT Government is required (Mandatory).
iv. Declaration of the Student. (Mandatory)
v. Religion Certificate: Self Declaration/Certification or Self Attested Community Certificate - (Mandatory).
vi. Mark sheet:
(a) In case of Fresh: Self-Attested Certificate of ‘Previous Qualifying Exam /Board Mark sheet’ as filled in the Form. (Mandatory).
(b) In case of Renewal: Self-Attested Certificate of Previous Year /Last exam passed Mark sheet (for same/ongoing course) as filled in the Form. (Mandatory)
vii. Fee Receipt of ‘Current Course Year’. (Mandatory)
viii. Proof of Bank Account in the name of Student. (Mandatory).
ix. Aadhaar Card (Optional. However,please read Instructions on Aadhaar below at Q. No. 7).
x. Residential/Domicile Certificate (Mandatory).
b. Above documents are required to be uploaded only if the total scholarship amount for a year crosses Rs. 50,000/- in any of the 3 scholarship schemes. The total scholarship amount coming Rs. 50,000/- in a year may take place only in Merit cum Means based scholarship scheme. The requirement for uploading of documents in such cases would be in both Fresh and Renewal cases.

Documents for verification:
Documents are needed to be given for verification to the Institute/School/college for verification of online application on the Portal after applying for scholarship. The list of documents to be given for verification to the Institute/School/college for verification of online application (for both Fresh & Renewal Scholarships) under Pre-Matric, Post-Matric and Merit cum Means based scholarship schemes (for scholarship claim up to Rs. 50,000/- where no uploading of document is required) are as under:
i. Student Photo. (Mandatory)
ii. Institution Verification Form. (Mandatory)
iii. Income Certificate:Income Certificate of Parent/Guardian issued by
the Competent Authority in the State Government is
required(Mandatory).
iv. Declaration of the Student. (Mandatory)
v. Religion Certificate:
(a) In case of Post Matric/Merit cum Means based scholarship schemes: Self Declaration/Certification or Self Attested Community Certificate - (Mandatory).
(b)In case of Pre-Matric scholarship scheme: Self Declaration of Community Certificate for Class I to X given by the Parent/Legal Guardian- (Mandatory).
vi. Mark sheet:
(a) In case of Fresh: Self-Attested Certificate of ‘Previous Qualifying Exam /Board Mark sheet’ as filled in the Form. (Mandatory).
(b) In case of Renewal: Self-Attested Certificate of Previous Year/Last exam passed Mark sheet(for same/ongoing course) as filled in the Form. (Mandatory).
vii. Fee Receipt of ‘Current Course Year’. (Mandatory)
viii. Proof of Bank Account (please see instructions below at Q. No. 5,
vii) (Mandatory).
ix. Aadhaar Card (Optional. However, please read Instructions on Aadhaar below at Q. No. 7).
x. Residential/Domicile Certificate (Mandatory).

Instructions for filling Bank Account details:
Instructions should be followed by student while filling up  Bank Account details:
i) Students must select their bank/branch name carefully from the drop down list.
ii) Thereafter the complete Saving Bank Account no. must be entered correctly.
Students are suggested to get their account number verified by their concerned Bank Branch. If bank details entered by students are found incorrect, the scholarship amount will not be transferred, though the application is approved for scholarship.

iii) IFS Code must be selected/submitted correctly from drop down list.
iv) Bank Account holder must check their ‘Know your Customer’ (KYC) status from bank and if required the KYC must be done for successful transaction of scholarship amount.
v) Bank Account must be operational/active till disbursal of scholarship (for all eligible applicants).
vi) Bank Account must be preferably in any Scheduled Bank (as per Reserve Bank of India list) with core banking facility.
vii) In case of Post Matric and Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship Schemes for minorities, the Bank Account must be in name of applicant/student only. In case of Pre-Matric scholarship scheme, the Bank Account may be in the name of either applicant/student or the applicant can have a joint account with his/her mother/father/guardian as indicated in the application.
viii) It is advised that the student should submit the account details of the Bank Account which is seeded with his/her Aadhaar number, as the payment of the scholarship amount to the student giving Bank Account seeded with Aadhaar is faster.

UID number/Aadhaar Number: UID number otherwise known as ‘Aadhaar’ number is Unique Identification Number given by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). The Aadhaar Number is required to be seeded with the Bank Account in which Scholarship Amount is desired to be transferred. For this the concerned Bank may be contacted with a copy of the Aadhaar card.

FAQs on Scholarships for Minorities:
READ | NSP Pre Matric Scholarships for Minority Students
READ | NSP Post Matric Scholarships for Minority Students
READ | NSP Merit Cum Means Scholarships for Minority Students

Do I need to get my Aadhaar Card to apply for Scholarship?
Although Aadhaar no. is optional for the Students at present, as the Gazette Notification under Section-7 of Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 (18 of 2016) (with respect to this scheme) has been notified in the Official Gazette of India by Ministry of Minority Affairs, it will be necessary for the eligible applicants to provide Aadhaar number while applying for the scholarship and in case, an individual does not possess Aadhaar one can provide the details of alternative identification documents, as stated in the Gazette Notification, detailed below:
(a) (i) if she or he has enrolled, her or his Aadhaar Enrolment ID slip; or
(ii) a copy of her or his request made for Aadhaar enrolment, as specified in sub-paragraph (b) of paragraph 2; and
(b) (i) Bank passbook with photograph; or (ii) Ration Card, or (iii) Permanent Account Number (PAN) Card issued by the Income Tax Department; or (iv) Passport; or (v) Certificate of identity having photo of such student issued by a Headmaster or Principal of School under official seal of the school; or (vi) Driving license issued by the Licensing Authority under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (59 of 1988); or (vii) any other documents specified by the State Government or Union territory Administration.
[Note- For Assam, Jammu & Kashmir and Meghalaya, the documents mentioned at para (b) shall only be required]

What is Aadhaar Based Payment?

Applicants/Students who have entered Aadhaar in their online application correctly and Aadhaar seeded with any of their bank account, in such cases the amount of scholarship will be credited to that Aadhaar seeded bank account only (though student has mentioned any other non-seeded bank account in online application).

Can I edit the information already saved and up to what time?
You can edit information filled by you until you submit the online application. To edit the application, go to the option “Student login”enter the application id then click on submit ‘login’ button.

Which fields I can edit before final submission of application?
You can edit all details except “Personal Details”. It may be noted that once you finally submit your application will be forwarded to the next level and after that youcannot edit further.

Which fields in the application form are mandatory?
Fields provided with red asterisk(*) mark are mandatory fields.

Do  I have to fill  up the online application in one sitting?
Answer: No. You can fill up the online application in many sittings, until you are satisfied that you have entered all desirable fields correctly. The software provides facility to save your application at every stage until you click on ‘Confirm &Submit’ button.

Is there any Application ID?
Yes. An Application ID will be provided to the candidate once his/her application is submitted online. It will be conveyed to candidates through SMS and e-mail. Students should remember their ID as it will be required while applying for renewal. Receipt of ID does not give itself a guarantee for award of scholarship.

What should I do if I forget my Application ID?
The process of re-collection of the Temporary/Permanent id is given as below:
“Student login-->Forgot Registration Details?”then enter the basic fields accordingly and click on the button “Get Registration details””.

What should I do, if I do not find my institute name in the drop-down menu?
You should immediately approach the institute to contact the nodal officer of the State in which your institute is located. You can also approach the Nodal Officer of that State directly through e-mail under intimation to the Ministry of Minority Affairs. If your institute is an eligible institution, the State Government concerned would enter it into the database and then you can apply.

What should I do, if I do not find my Course name in the drop-down menu in online application?
You should immediately approach the institute (where you are studying) to login their account and add the concerned Course. Thereafter, you may be able to find the desired course name in your online application.

If the desired course is not available even in Institute login, you/your Institute should immediately approach to the concerned State Department (where your Institute is physically located) to add the course.

How should I check the status of my application online?
You have to login under the option ‘Student Login’ by entering your Application id and Date of Birth. Once login, you will be able to view the option ‘Check Your Status’. Under this option you can check your online

What should I do before making any call/enquiry/representation at help desk of National Informatics Centre (NIC) and/or Ministry of Minority Affairs (MoMA)?
The applicant should first check his/her online status on NSP as stated in Q. No. 17 and then make any call/enquiry/representation at helpdesk of National Informatics Centre (NIC) and/or Ministry of Minority Affairs (MoMA).

What is the process of verification of my application?
Your application must be verified at Institute and District of the domicile State/UT level. You may contact the concerned verification authorities for online verification of your application within the timeline given on the NSP portal. Ministry of Minority Affairs will release the scholarship amount, only if your application is verified and approved by all verification authorities. In case, your application is rejected by any of the concerned authority due to any reason, you will not get the scholarship amount. However, you may contact to the concerned authority for clarification.

How can I check whether the amount of my scholarship is credited in my bank account or not?
You may check the transaction status on PFMS portal i.e. www.pfms.nic.in under “Know Your Payment” option on the home page.

What should I do for the successful payment of scholarship in my bank account?
You are advised to keep your bank account active to receive the scholarship amount (till the disbursal of scholarships).

Confirm from your bank that your account is not Dormant/Closed and also be sure that your account is free from transaction limit or any other conditions till the disbursal of scholarship is made in your account, to avoid any chance of transaction failure/return of scholarship amount.

Please note that in case of transaction failure/return of scholarship amount, there is no provision for re-payment and Ministry of Minority Affairs is not responsible for such laps.

How do I know the name and address of Nodal Officer/ State Department of my State?
To know the name and contact details of the Nodal Officer/State Department of all States/UTs, go through ‘Services’ menu then click on the link of ‘Ministry of Minority Affairs’ on the home page of National Scholarship

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