Unit v social welfare programmes 1

Top Class Education for ST Students
This is a Central Sector Scholarship Scheme for ST students introduced
from the academic year 2007-08 with the objective of encouraging
meritorious ST students for pursing studies at Degree and Post Graduate
level in any of the Institutes identified by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs for the
Salient features:
It supports meritorious ST students who gain admission in 213
identified quality educational institutions.

Scholarship once awarded will continue till completion of the course
subject to satisfactory performance.

Amount of Scholarship covers tuition fees, boarding and lodging
expenses, book grant and a onetime grant for purchase of a Computer along
with its accessories.

100% funding is provided by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs according to
the norms.

Each identified Institute has been allocated 5 awards, however, it can

be increased subject to an overall cap of 625 scholarships per year.

Fund is released by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs to the concerned
Institution directly.

The total family income of the student from all sources should not
exceed Rs. 2.00 lakh per annum.

Only those Scheduled Tribe students who have secured admission in
notified Institutions will be eligible for the scholarship.

If the number of the ST students admitted in a particular Institution
exceeds the number of awards allocated to that Institutions than the
scholarship will be restricted to that number of students who occupied top
slots in the inter-se merit list.

Full amount of tuition fee and other non-refundable dues in respect of
Government/Government-funded institutions are paid.

In case of students studying in private sector institutions a ceiling of
Rs. 2.00 lakh per annum per student will apply normally.
In case of students in private sector flying clubs for Commercial Pilot
Training the ceiling is Rs. 3.72 lakh per annum per student.

Living expenses are paid as per actual, subject to maximum ceiling of
Rs. 2200/- per month per student.

Expenditure on Books and stationery is paid @ Rs. 3000/- per annum
per student.

Cost of a latest computer along with accessories limited to Rs.
45,000/- as one time assistance during the entire course is paid to the

Under the Scheme, during the 11th Five Year Plan period (2007-08 to
2011-12), an amount of Rs. 13.83 crore was released to cover 814 students.

Upgradation of Merit of ST Students
The objective of the scheme is to upgrade the merit of ST students by
providing them remedial and special coaching in classes IX to XII. While
remedial coaching aims at removing deficiencies in various subjects, special
coaching is provided with a view to prepare the students for competitive
examinations for seeking entry into professional courses like Engineering
and Medical disciplines. The scheme was revised from time to time. The last
revisions in the Scheme were made during 2008-09.
Salient features:

The State Government/UT Administration selects certain schools in
different Districts/towns with hostel facilities which show excellence in
performance of students from class IX to XII.

The Ministry fixes the total number of awards for each State annually.

Coaching starts from class IX in the identified schools and continues
till the awardees complete class XII.

Coaching is provided in languages, science, mathematics as well as
special coaching for admission to professional courses like engineering and

While selecting the ST students the aim is to include at least 30% girl
students and 3% disabled students.

The scheme provides for 100% central assistance to the States/UT’s.
A package grant of Rs. 19,500/- per students per year comprising the
Rs. 11,500/- per students per year as under: Boarding & Rs. 7,000/lodging charges @ Rs. 700/- Per monthe for 10 months
Pocket Money @ Rs. 200/- for 10 months
Rs. 2,000/-
Books and Stationery
Rs. 2,500/-
Rs. 8,000/- per year per student for honorarium to Principal, Experts
and other incidental charges.

Besides the amount of scholarship, students with disabilities are also
eligible for the additional grants provided in the Scheme.

Vocational Training Centres in Tribal Areas
The main aim of this scheme is to upgrade the skills of the tribal youth in
various traditional/ modern vocations depending upon their educational
qualification, present economic trends and the market potential, which
would enable them to gain suitable employment or enable them to become
self-employed. This scheme was introduced in 1992-93 revised with effect
from 1.4.2009.
Salient features:

The Scheme is being implemented through the State Governments/UT
Administrations, Institutions or Organizations set up by Government as
autonomous bodies, educational and other institutions like local bodies and
cooperative societies and Non-Governmental Organizations etc.

The scheme is exclusively for benefit of the Scheduled Tribes as well
as PTGs and can be taken up anywhere in the country but priority will be
given to remote tribal areas, inhabited by particularly vulnerable tribes and
areas affected by extremist activities.

The capacity of each vocational training center is 100 or more trainees
i.e. for one trade there should be at least 20 candidates. As far as possible,
minimum 33% seats will be reserved for tribal girl candidates.

Each center may cater to five vocational courses in traditional or other
skills depending upon the employment potential of the area.

Each tribal boy/girl is trained in one trade of his/her choice, the
course being of maximum six months’ duration.

Each trainee is attached at the end of six months to a Master
Craftsman in a semi-urban area for a period of six months to learn his skill
by practical experience.
Each Vocational Training Centre set up under the Scheme running
five trades will provide training to 100 or more trainee i.e. for one trade there
should be atleast 20 candidates.

The funding under this scheme is provided in following two ways:

By setting up and running VTCs mainly in remote areas/ rural
areas deficient in facilities,

By supporting vocational training for ST as also PTG candidates
in already existing institutions in townships/ districts, etc. like it is,
Polytechnics, computer training centres, and other private recognized

The following Expenses are paid under the Scheme:
(a) Recurring

The maximum assistance of Rs.30,000/- per annum per ST trainee
comprising the following:

Stipend top trainee @ Rs. 700/- per month

Rs. 1600/- per trainee per annum for procurement of tools, raw
martial etc.

Monthly honorarium to faculty/supporting staff etc.

Boarding/lodging of trainees, electricity and water charges, etc.
Additional payment of annual rent as per actual subject to a limit of Rs.
10,000/- per month is admissible in case of rented building.
(b) Non-recurring:

Non-recurring expenses @ Rs. 0.48 lakh per trade for five years is
admissible under the scheme.
National Overseas Scholarships for Scheduled Tribe Students
It is a Central Scheme to provide financial assistance to meritorious
students for pursuing higher studies in foreign university in specified files of
Master Level Courses, Ph.D and Post-Doctoral research programmes, in the
field of Engineering, Technology and Science. The Scheme was introduced
during the year 1954-55 and has since been revised from time to time. This
was Non-Plan Scheme, which became a Plan Scheme from 2007-08.
Salient features:

Financial assistance is provided to 15 meritorious students (13 for ST
and 2 for PTG) for pursuing higher studies abroad at the Masters level and
Ph. D and Post-Doctoral research programmes in 35 specified disciplines of
Engineering, Technology and Sciences.
The Scheme attempts at enhancing the employment avenues for ST

100% Central Assistance is provided directly to the candidates.

The prescribed financial assistance is provided till completion of the
course/ research or the following period, whichever is earlier:•
Post-Doctoral Research – 1&1/2 years (One and a half year)

Ph.D. – 4 years (four years)

Master’s Degree –3 years ( three years)

The extension of stay beyond prescribed period for levels of courses as
mentioned above, may be considered without financial assistance of any

kind except the air passage to return to India, on the recommendation of the
competent authority in the educational institution/ university as well as the
Indian Mission abroad.
Eligibility Criteria:

The candidate should belong to Scheduled Tribe community.

The candidate should be First Class with 60% marks or equivalent
grade in relevant degree for Master Degree, Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral

The age of the candidate should below 35 years.

Total income from all sources of the employed Candidates or his/her
parents/guardian should not exceed Rs. 25000/- per month (excluding
such allowances as are not treated as part of the total income for the
purpose of income tax).

Not more than one child of the same parents/guardian is eligible.

Candidates who are in employment must forward their applications
through their employer alongwith their NOC.

The finally selected candidates are required to obtain admission and
join an accredited university/ institution abroad within three years from the
date of communication of selection.
The selected candidates are given cost of tuition and other educational
fees charged by the foreign university etc., maintenance and other grants
along with travel expenses.

Only Passage Grants are available to four ST candidates every year
who are in receipt of merit scholarship for Postgraduate studies, Research or
Training abroad (excluding attending Seminars, Workshops, Conferences)
from a Foreign Government/ Organization or under any other schemes
where cost of passage is not provided.

The awardees are permitted to supplement their prescribed
allowances by undertaking Research/Teaching Assistantship up to
prescribed ceilings. Where income earned is beyond the ceiling, the
maintenance allowance under the scheme shall be correspondingly reduced
by the Indian Missions abroad.
11th Five Year Plan period
Releases (Rs.in crore)

2007-08 to 2011-12
12th Five Year Plan period
2014-15 (BE)
Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for ST Students
This is a Central Scheme to providing fellowship to Scheduled Tribe
students for pursuing higher studies such as M.Phil and Ph.D. The scheme
was introduced in the year 2005-06.
Salient features:

UGC is a nodal agency for implementation of the Scheme.
It supports ST students in their higher studies such as M.Phil and
Ph.D in all the Universities/Institutions recognized by the UGC.

The fellowship is on the pattern of UGC fellowship awarded to regular
full time research students in M.Phil and Ph.D courses.

The total number of fresh fellowships each year is 667.

In case, number of candidates exceed number of awards, UGC select
the candidates based on percentage of marks obtained by the candidates in
Post-Graduation examination.

The distribution of fellowships amongst different States/UTs would

primarily be in the proportion of ST population in the respective States/UTs.

UGC may divert slots from a particular State if eligible candidate are
not available in that States.

Scholarship amount is disbursed to the candidates by the UGC
through Bank Smart Cards.

Amount of Scholarship covers fellowships, contingency expenses,
expenses for departmental assistance, escorts/reader assistance for disable
candidates and HRA on UGC pattern.
100% funding is provided by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs on the basis
of the norms.

Average cost of fellowship is Rs. 2.16 lakh for Junior Research Fellow
(JRF) and Rs. 2.40 lakh Senior Research Fellow (SRF).

A Scheduled Tribe candidate should have passed Post Graduation
examination and the requirement of 50% marks at post-graduation level will
not be insisted by UGC.

The student should get admission and registration for regular full time
M.Phil/Ph.D degree courses in University/Academic Institutions as per the

prescribed norms and advertisement of UGC.

If the number of the ST students exceeds the number of available
awards UGC selects the candidates based on percentage of marks in the
Post Graduate examination.

The maximum duration for which the scholarships are available is
given below:

M.Phil – 2 years (JRF)

Ph.D – 2 years (JRF) and 3 years (SRF)

M.Phil + Ph.D – 2 years (JRF) and 3 years (SRF)
Fellowship for JRF is provided @ Rs. 16000/- per month and for SRF
@ Rs. 18000/- per month.

Contingency for Fellows in Humanities and Social Science is provided
@ Rs. 10000/- per annum for two year and Rs. 20500/- per annum for the
rest of the period.

Contingency for Fellows in Science is provided @ Rs. 12000/- per
annum for two years and @ 25000/- per annum for the rest of the period.

Departmental assistance @ Rs. 3000/- per annum is provided to the
host institution.

Escorts/Reader assistance @ Rs. 2000/- per month is provided in

case of physically and visually handicapped candidates.

HRA on the UGC pattern.

Under the Scheme, during the 11th Five Year Plan period (2007-08 to
2011-12), an amount of Rs. 232.64 crore was released.
Post Matric Scholarship (PMS) for ST students
The scheme covers professional, technical as well as non-professional and
non-technical courses at various levels including correspondence courses
covering distance and continuing education. The Scheme was introduced
during the year 1944-45 and has since been revised from time to time. The
last revision of the scheme has been made w.e.f. 01.04.2013.
Salient features:

A Centrally Sponsored Scheme implemented by the State
Governments and Union Territory Administrations.

100% Central assistance over and above the committed liability of the
States Governments/UTs Admn. from the Government of India.
The Scheme provides financial assistance to the Scheduled Tribe
students studying at post matriculation or post-secondary stage.

Scholarships are available for studies in India only.

The State Government and UT to which the applicant actually belongs
award the scholarship.

The scheme also covers central assistance to States/UTs for setting
up Book Banks.

Scholarships are paid to students whose parents’/guardians’ income
from all sources does not exceed Rs. 2.50 lakh per annum.

All children of the same parents/guardian are eligible.

Scheduled Tribe candidates who have passed the matriculation or
higher secondary or any higher examination of a recognized University or
Board of Secondary Education are eligible.

The scholarships are available for the study of all recognized post
matriculation or post-secondary courses in recognized institutions except
certain identified training courses like Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s
Courses, Private Pilot Licence courses etc.

Students studying through correspondence courses are eligible.

Employed students on leave without pay for the entire duration of a

full time course are eligible for course.

The scholarship holder under this scheme will not hold any other

Students who have received coaching in any of the pre-examination
training centres with financial assistance from the Government will not be

Scholars are paid :-
Fees for enrolment/registration, tuition, games, Union, Library,
Magazine, Medical Examination and such other fees compulsorily payable
by the scholar to the Institution or University/Board.

Study tours charges upto a maximum of Rs. 1600/- per annum.

Thesis typing and printing charges upto a maximum of Rs. 1600/- for
the research scholars.

Additional allowances to the ST students with disabilities at the
prescribed rates for different degree of disability.

Annual allowance of Rs.1200/- for essential/prescribed books,
besides reimbursement of course fees to correspondence course students.

Maintenance allowance as mentioned below:Groups
allowance (in Rupees per
Hostellers Day Scholars
(i) Degree and Post Graduate level 1200
courses including M.Phil., Ph.D. and
Post-Doctoral research in Medicine
recognized systems of medicines),
Engineering, Technology, Planning,
Technology, Agriculture, Veterinary &
Business Finance /Administration,
Computer Science/ Applications.
(ii) Commercial Pilot License (including
helicopter pilot and multiengine rating)
(iii) Post Graduate Diploma courses in
various branches of management &
(iv) C.A./I.C.W.A./C.S./I.C.F.A. etc.
(v) M.Phil., Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral
Programmes (D. Litt., D.Sc. etc.) –
a) In existing Group II courses
b) In existing Group III courses
(vi) L.L.M.
Group – II
(i) Graduate/ Post Graduate courses 820
leading to Degree, Diploma, Certificate
in areas like Pharmacy (B Pharma),
Nursing (B Nursing), LLB, BFS, other
rehabilitation, diagnostics etc., Mass
Communication, Hotel Management &
Catering, Travel/Tourism/Hospitality
Nutrition & Dietetics, Commercial Art,
Financial Services (e.g. Banking,
Insurance, Taxation etc.) for which
entrance qualification is minimum Sr.
Secondary (10+2).
(ii) Post Graduate courses not covered
Group – III
All other courses leading to a graduate 570
degree not covered under Group I & II
eg. BA/B Sc/B Com etc.
Group- IV
All post-matriculation level non-degree 380
qualification is High School (Class X),
e.g. senior secondary certificate (class
XI and XII); both general and
vocational stream, ITI courses, 3 year
diploma courses in Polytechnics, etc.
Central assistance to States/UTs for setting up of Book Banks is given
@ prescribed rates. For the degree courses maximum limit is Rs. 7500/- for
a set of books for two students and for Post-Graduate course @ Rs. 5000/per student.

Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Hostels for ST boys and ST Girls

Article 16 of the Constitution enables the Central government to make
special provisions for the socio-economic development of the deprived
sections of the society to enable them to share the facilities at par with the
rest of the society. Education is the foundation for any kind of socioeconomic development. Education of Scheduled Tribes assumes added
importance in the sense that it elevates their social status and equips them
with the acumen to take advantage of the emerging opportunities both in
employment and other economic activities.

While illiteracy is a general problem for the country cutting across
caste, religion, region and such other barriers, its total effect on the life and
status of the Scheduled Tribes stands out prominently as an area of
national focus. The women among the Scheduled Tribe groups suffer from
triple jeopardy in as much as that they suffer from social barriers as STs,
then as females and then also as the least literate segment of the society.

Thus, there is a felt need for making a proactive discrimination in
favor of ST girls while modifying the present scheme of hostel constructions
so as to facilitate preferred proliferation of the educational infrastructure for
them through, State Governments/UTs and Universities.

The existing scheme of construction of hostels aims to supplement the
efforts of the State Governments for creating a congenial study atmosphere
free from the shackles of domestic shores, so as to encourage students
belonging to the target groups to purse their education career without
dropping out. Such hostels are immensely beneficial to the students of ST
community hailing from rural and remote areas.

While the Scheme of Hostels for ST Girls is in operation since the 3rd
Five Year Plan, the Scheme for of ST Boys was started with effect from the
year 1989-90.During the 10th Five Year Plan both the schemes have been
merged into a single scheme.
Applicability of The Scheme and Objectives of The Modification

The scheme is for ST boys and girls (including Primitive Tribal
Groups). The primary objective of the modification is to attract the
implementing agencies for undertaking hostel construction programme for
ST Girls studying in middle schools, higher secondary schools, colleges and
universities towards the broader vision of containment and reduction of
their dropout rate.
Implementing Agencies and Eligibility
Governments/Union Territory Administrations and the Central/other
Location and Scope of Hostels
The hostels under the Scheme should be constructed at a place where the
educational institutions concerned are situated, keeping in view the
concentration of ST population in a particular area or place. Further, the
hostels under the scheme would be sanctioned as far as possible as a part of

the established educational institutions or in close vicinity of such
institutions. The hostels for Vocational
Training Centres (VTCs) can be constructed only in those tribal areas where
State Governments/UT Administrations take initiative to run these centres
The hostels under the Scheme can be constructed for middle, secondary,
college and university level of education and also for Vocational Training
The construction of boundary walls, two rooms set for hostel warden, a
kitchen, a toilet, a common room and one room set for Chowkidar would be
an integral part of the hostel scheme.
The expenditure on maintenance of the hostels will be borne by the
implementing agencies concerned from their own funds.
Strength of the Hostels

Generally, the number of inmates for whom the accommodation can
be provided in a hostel under the Scheme should not exceed 100 but may
exceed if there is a requirement of additional seats.
Funding Pattern
Hostels for ST Girls
For construction/extension of hostels for ST Girls under the Scheme, 100%
central assistance would be provided to the State Governments/UT
Administrations and the Central/other Universities.
Hostels for ST Boys
For construction/extension of hostels for ST Boys, the central assistance to
the implementing agencies would be provided as detailed below:(a) The State Governments will be eligible to receive central assistance on
50:50 matching basis. However naxal-affected states (specified districts as
identified by Ministry of Home Affairs from time to time-list of specified
districts annexed) will be eligible for 100% central assistance. Also 100%
financial assistance would be provided to the UT Administrations;
(b) The Central Universities would be eligible for 90% financial assistance;
(c) Other Universities would be eligible on the basis of 45% central share,
45% State share and the remaining 10% to be borne by the Universities
concerned themselves;
(d) In case the State Governments concerned do not contribute their share of
45% to the Universities as prescribed in (c) above, the share of the former
will also have to be borne by the Universities concerned, thereby raising
their contribution to 55%.
The hostels for Vocational Training Centres (VTCs) for ST Girls and Boys will
be funded on the same criteria as other hostels for (girls and boys)
Manner of release of central assistance
The grants-in-aid shall be released after ensuring physical release of
Administration/University concerned.
General Provisions
(a) The central assistance will be limited only to the cost of
construction/extension of the Hostels for ST Girls and Boys (including
Primitive Tribal Groups) as indicated above.
(b) Unencumbered land will be made available free of cost by concerned
State Government/UT Admn./University for construction of the hostel.
(c) The application for the grant shall be supported by the utilization
certificate as well as details of physical and financial progress in respect of
hostels sanctioned earlier by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs along with details
of location of proposed hostel and number of seats in each hostel.
(d) Plan of the Hostel duly approved by the competent authority in the
State Govt./UT Administration/University.
(e) A certificate to the effect that matching provision wherever necessary
exists in the State Budget for the Scheme.
(f) The hostels shall be completed within a period of 2 years from the date of
release of the central assistance. However the period for completion of the
extension of existing hostels shall be 12 months.
(g) A few rooms/blocks of the hostels should be constructed barrier free and
facilities like ramps etc. should be included in the design of the construction
for the convenience of the ST students with disabilities.
(h) The cost of construction of hostels will be worked out on the basis of
State/UT PWD/CPWD schedule of rates prescribed for such type of
(i) In case, any State Government is unable to provide the required matching
share from its budget, any MP/MLA can provide the State’s share from
his/her MPLADS/MLALADS fund.
(j) Preference will be given to State Governments who commit annual
maintenance expenditure, as per reasonable norms.

The implementing agencies shall closely supervise the construction of
hostels regularly and shall submit quarterly progress reports, both physical
add financial, to the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, New Delhi till the completion
of the hostels.

For the purpose of effective monitoring, the ministry may itself
conduct or cause field visits to be conducted by appropriate
agencies/authorities to inspect the projects. The expenditure on
evaluation/monitoring and administration of the scheme shall be met out of
the funds provided for this scheme.
Article 46 of Part IV (“Directive Principles of State Policy”) of the Constitution
enjoins upon the State to promote with special care the educational and
economic interests of the weaker sections of the people, in particular, of the
Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes. Article 38(2) of the same Part
also enjoins upon the State to minimize inequities in income and to
endeavor to eliminate inequalities in status, facilities and opportunities, not
only amongst individuals but also amongst groups of people residing in
different areas or engaged in different vocations.
Objectives of the scheme are:
To support parents of ST children for education of their wards
studying in classes IX and X so that the incidence of drop-out, especially in
the transition from the elementary to the secondary stage is minimized, and

To improve participation of ST children in classes IX and X of the prematric stage, so that they perform better and have a better chance of
progressing to the post-matric stage of education.
Scholarship under the Scheme will be available for studies in India only and
will be awarded by the Government of the State/Union Territory to which
the applicant belongs i.e. where she/he is domiciled.


Student should belong to Scheduled Tribe

Her/his Parents’/Guardian’s income should not exceed Rs. 2.00 lakh
per annum.

She / he should not be getting any other Centrally-funded Pre-Matric
She/ he should be a regular, full time student studying in a
Government School or in a School recognized by Govt. or a Central/State
Board of Secondary Education.

Scholarship for studying in any class will be available for only one
year. If a student has to repeat a class, she / he would not get scholarship
for that class for a second (or subsequent) year.
Annual Parents’/Guardian’s Income

Scholarships will be paid to the students whose parents/guardians’
income from all sources does not exceed Rs. 2,00,000/- (Rupees two lakh
only) per annum.

NOTE 1: So long as either of the parents is alive, only income of the parents,
as the case may be, from all sources has to be taken into account only and
of no other member even though they may be earning. In the form of income
declaration, income is to be declared on this basis. Only in the case where
both the parents have died, the income of the guardian who is supporting
the student in his/her studies has to be taken. Such students whose
parent’s income is affected due to unfortunate death of one of earning
parents and resultantly comes within the income ceiling prescribed under
the scheme, shall become eligible for scholarship, subject to their fulfilling
other conditions of eligibility, from the month in which such sad incidence
takes place. Applications for scholarships from such students can be
considered even after lapse of last date of receipt of applications, on
compassionate grounds.
NOTE 2: House rent allowance received by the parents of a student shall be
exempted from the computation of ‘income’ if the same has been permitted
to be exempted for the purpose of Income tax.
NOTE 3: Income certificate is required to be taken once only i.e. at the time
of admission to courses which are continuing for more than one year.
Establishment of Ashram Schools in Tribal Sub-Plan Areas

The objective of the scheme is to provide residential schools for
Scheduled Tribes including PTGs in an environment conducive to learning to
increase the literacy rate among the tribal students and to bring them at par
with other population of the country. The scheme is in operation since
1990-91 and has been revised w.e.f. the financial year 2008-09.
Salient features:
This is a centrally sponsored scheme and is operational in the Tribal
sub-Plan States/UT Administrations.

The scheme covers primary, middle, secondary and senior secondary
level of education.

Under the revised scheme, State Governments are eligible for 100%
funding for establishment of Ashram Schools (i.e. school buildings, hostels,
kitchen and staff quarters) for girls in TSP areas and also for construction of
Boys’ Ashram Schools in TSP areas in naxal affected areas (identified by
Ministry of Home Affairs from time to time).

The funding pattern for the other Boys’ ashram Schools is on 50:50

basis, while cent percent assistance is given to UTs for construction of both
Girls’ and Boys’ Ashram Schools.

Financial assistance on 50:50 basis is given for other non-recurring
items of expenditure i.e. purchase of equipment, furniture and furnishing,
purchase of few sets of books for a small library for use of inmates of the
hostels etc.

The ST boys and girls can study in residential schools in an
environment conducive to learning.
State Grant
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs is implementing two Special Programmes viz.
Special Central Assistance to Tribal Sub-Plan (SCA to TSP) and Grants
under Article 275(1) of the Constitution of India. The SCA to TSP is meant
for filling up critical gaps in the family-based income-generating activities of
TSP and to cover employment-cum-income generation activities and
infrastructure incidental thereto. Besides family-based activities, other
activities run by the Self-Help Groups (SHGs)/Community are also to be
taken up. The Grants under under Article 275(1) of the Constitution of
India are for promotion of the welfare of Scheduled Tribes and up gradation
of the levels of administration in Scheduled Areas to bring them at par with
the rest of the State and for welfare of the tribal people. The grants under
Article 275(1) can also be utilized to construct and run Eklavya Model
Residential School for promotion of quality middle and high level education
to ST students.
Special Central Assistance to Tribal Sub Plan (SCA to TSP)
The Special Central Assistance (SCA) is provided by the Ministry of
tribal Affairs to the State Government as an additive to the State TSP. SCA is
Primarily meant for family-oriented income-generation schemes in sectors of
agriculture, horticulture sericulture and animal husbandry cooperation. A
part of SCA (not more than 30%) is also permitted to be used for
development of infrastructure incidental to such income generating

SCA is intended to be additive to State Plan efforts for tribal
development and forms part of TSP strategy. The objective of the strategy is
two folds:•
Socio-economic development of STs Protection of trials against
exploitation. of the above, SCA primarily funds schemes/projects for
economic development of STs.
The GOI guidelines broadly lay down the following norms:•
SCA is primarily meant for income generating family oriented schemes
and infrastructure incidental thereto (not more than 30% of the total outlay)

Wherever a scheme is provided for any Central Sector/Centrally
Sponsored Schemes (CSS), SCA should not be utilised for the same. Rather,
the allocations available under specific schemes can be availed of major
infrastructure development should be supplemented from the TSP flow,

rather than being catered out SCA like roads, electrification etc.

Schemes for funding demonstration units should not be financed out
of SCA. Rather, the follow-up of demonstrations should be catered to looking
to the Special disadvantages that the tribal funds themselves with.

Tribal populace Below Poverty Line should alone be supported with
SCA financed activities.

In any specific schematic projects financed by outside agencies, both
national and international, normally a part of the outlay is proposed as
State Government contribution. Such contribution should flow from
normally State Plan and not out of SCA.
Wherever State Government Organizations like Tribal Development
Cooperative Corporations (TDCCs) or Forest Development Corporations
(FDCs) are dealing with schemes related to tribal welfare and development,
the equity based should not be financed out of SCA, without prior approval
of the GOI. This will lead to better monitoring of the concerned activities.

Specific sectors related to the Tribal need to be givers a fillip by special
schemes in the areas like sericulture, horticulture, etc out of SCA.

Wherever conjunctional flow of funds can be ensured from other
ongoing development programmes, this must be dovetailed so as to have a
better spatial and demographic coverage.

Allocation under SCA to TSP
State-wise Allocation under the Programme SCA to TSP’ during 201314
Andhra Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
Uttar Pradesh
West Bengal
Total B.E. – Rs.120000.00 lakh
(Rs. In lakh)
For normal projects
For Incentive Projects
SCA is released for the economic development of the following:•
Integrated Tribal Development Project (ITDP) area contiguous large
area in which ST population is 50% or more out of a total population.

Modified Area Development Approach (MADA) pockets identification of
pockets containing 50% or more of ST population out of a total population of
10000 and above

Clusters-identified pockets containing 50% or more ST Population out
of a total population of 5000.
Primitive Tribes-identified isolated communities among the STs
Charactarised by the low rate of population, pre-agricultural level of
technology and extremely low levels of literacy (so far 75 Primitive Tribal
Groups (PTGs) have been identified.

Displaced tribal population outside (a),(b),(c) and (d) above.

Assistance for Margin Money Loan Programme (MMLP) for Tribal
Finance and Development Corporations in the States to implement MMLP.

Special Projects-Specific Project proposals are also received and
So far as the procedural aspect is concerned, the guidelines are as

SCA should be allocated by the State Governments/UT
Administrations to the ITDPs and no part of SCA should be released to any
department at the State level, Transfer of funds to implementing
departments/agencies if required should be done by the ITDP. to the
corresponding officer of the implementing agency/line.

ITDP should prepare 5 year/Annual Plans depending upon the local
parameters. Activities of, non-plan nature should not be catered to from

To fulfill the constitutional provisions, the schemes on which SCA is
proposed to the utilized, should be specified in the annual TSPs of the
States/UTs and administrative approval of the Government of India be
obtained financial sanctions however need not be obtained on a case by case

SCA is released to the States normally in three installments and the
entire amounts expected to be made available by the end of third quarter.
The releases would be subject to the performance by the State Governments
and the utilization of previously released funds.
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs issued guidelines for release and
utilization of SCA to TSP in May, 2003. There was a minor modification in
the guidelines in January, 2008.

Grants under Article 275(1) of the Constitution of India
Grants under Article 275(1) of the Constitution of India provides such sums
as Parliament may by law provide shall be charged on the consolidated
Fund of India in each year as grants-in-aid of the revenues of such States as
Parliament may determine to be in need of assistance, and different sums
may be fixed for different States:
Provided that there shall be paid out of the Consolidated Fund of India as
grants-in-aid of the revenues of a State such capital and recurring sums as
may be necessary to enable that State to meet the costs of such schemes of
development as may be undertaken by the State with the approval of the
Government of India for the purpose of promoting the welfare of Scheduled
Tribes in that State or raising the level of administration of the Scheduled
Areas therein to that of the administration of the rest of the areas of that
Funding Pattern:

This is a Central Sector Scheme and 100% grants are provided to the

The scheme covers States namely Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal
Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh,
Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh,
Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Rajasthan,
Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal
having Scheduled Tribe Population..

The grants are provided to the States on the basis of ST population
percentage in the State to the total tribal population of the Country.

The funds are released to the State Governments against specific
projects for the welfare of Scheduled
Tribes and strengthening of
administration of tribal areas from the year 2000- 2001. A part of funds are
also utilised to establish Eklavya Model residential Schools to provide
quality education to ST students from class VI to XII
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs issued revised guidelines, in super session of
the earlier circulars/ letters/ guidelines on the subject, under No.14011/ 9/
2001-SG&C dated 2.7.2002 for adoption during 10th Five Year Plan. There
was a minor modification in the guidelines in January, 2008.
Main Features of the Revised Guidelines dated 2.7.2002
The following are the main features of the revised guidelines issued by this
Ministry on 2.7.2002.

Grant under Article 275(1) is additionally to Normal Central
Assistance to the State Plan.

Adoption of the project approach and prior approval of the Ministry is

The projects under the first proviso to Article 275(1) are part of the
overall TSP and the Annual State Plans.

Micro-plans for each ITDA/ MADA are to be prepared through multidisciplinary teams.

Thrust areas are to be identified so that resources are better targeted
rather than spreading too thin.

Provision for utilization of 2% of the funds for project management
has been made.

Provision of expenditure up to 10% of the funds for maintenance and
infrastructure with prior approval of the Ministry has also been made.

Proportionate, at least 30% coverage of women is necessary.
TSP Component of the Annual State Plan is to be put in a separate
budget head under the administrative
control of their respective Tribal
Development Department.

Earmarking of 10% of funds out of the overall allocation under the
first proviso to Article 275(1) for innovative projects has been provided which
will be sanctioned amongst only those States who provide TSP in the State
Plan in proportion to the ST population of the State in a single budget head
and then have spent at least 75% in previous three years on an average
Proposed Activities
States can take up activities for strengthening the infrastructure in the

sectors critical to enhancement of human development indices such as
education, income generation, health irrigation, roads, bridges, forests,
agriculture, animal husbandry, food processing, processing of MFPs, human
resource development in technical and vocational spheres, water harvesting,
resettlement of displaced persons, tribal land management, sports
promotion. Generation of community welfare assets like residential schools,
Maintenance of schools, Providing skilled teaching including in tribal
language, Nutritional support to needy: children, mothers and elderly
people, Community Grain Storage, Assured Drinking Water, and Other
activities meant for welfare of Tribal population different from conventional
development etc.
Provision under Article 275 of the Constitution of India
275. Grants from the Union to certain States. – (1)Such sums as Parliament
may by law provide shall be charged on the Consolidated Fund of India in
each year as grants-in-aid of the revenues of such States as Parliament may
determine to be in need of assistance, and different sums may be fixed for
different states:
Provided that there shall be paid out of the consolidated fund of India as
grants-in-aid of the revenues of a state such capital and recurring sums as
may be necessary to enable that state to meet the costs of such schemes of
development as may be undertaken by the State with the approval of the
government of India for the purpose of promoting the welfare of the
scheduled tribes in that state or raising the level of scheduled tribes in that
state or raising the level of administration of the scheduled areas therein to
that of the administration of the rest of the areas of that state:
Provided further that there shall be paid out of the consolidated fund of
India as grants-in-aid of the revenues of the state of Assam sums, capital
and recurring, equivalent to –
the average excess of expenditure over the revenues during the two years
immediately preceding the commencement of this constitution in respect of
the administration of the tribal areas specified in Part I of the table
appended to paragraph 20 of the sixth schedule and
The costs of such schemes of development as may be undertaken by that
state with the approval of the Government of India for the Purpose of raising
the level of administration of the said areas to that of the administration of
the rest of the areas of that state.
[(1A) on and from the formation of the autonomous state under article 244A,
(i) Any sums payable under clause (a) of the second provision to clause (1)
shall, if the autonomous state comprises all the tribal areas referred to
therein, be paid to the autonomous State, and, if the autonomous State
comprises only some of those tribal areas, be apportioned between the state
of Assam and the autonomous state as the President may, by order, specify.
(ii) There shall be paid out of the consolidated fund of India a grants-in-aid
of the revenues of the autonomous state sums, capital and recurring
equivalent to the costs of such schemes of development as may be
undertaken by the autonomous state with the approval of the Government
of India for the purpose of raising the level of administration of the rest of
the state of Assam.]
(2) Until provision is made by Parliament under clause (1), the powers
conferred on Parliament under the clause shall be exercisable by the
President by order and any order made by the President under this clause
shall have effect subject to any provision so made by Parliament:
Provided that after Finance commission has been constituted no order shall
be made under this clause by the president except after considering the
recommendations of the Finance Commission.
Allocation under Article 275 -1 of the Constitution for the year 2013-2014
State-wise Allocation under the Programme Grants Under Article 275 (1) of the
Constitution of India during 2013-14
Allocation (Rs. In lakh)
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu & Kashmir
Madhya Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
Uttar Pradesh
West Bengal
Eklavya Model Residential School

In the context of the trend of establishing quality residential schools
for the promotion of education in all areas and habitations in the country,
the Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) for ST students take their
place among the JawaharNavodayaVidyalayas, the Kasturba Gandhi
BalikaVidyalayas and the KendriyaVidyalayas.

Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) are set up in States/UTs
with grants under Article 275(1) of the Constitution of India.
States/UTs are free to apportion funds out of their Article 275 (1)
Grants to construct and run additional EMRS over the number sanctioned
by the Ministry.

The State Governments/UT Administration will ask for new EMRS
after ensuring that all the existing EMRSs have been made functional.

The Ministry’s support to the States/ UTs for the EMRSs programme
and its expansion will be subject to the States/UTs ensuring high quality of
management and running of the schools. Quality management indicates
timely and smooth transition of funds allocated from the State
Government/UT Administration to the management societies/schools;

ensuring the recruitment of the desired number of teachers; ensuring the
provision of medical facilities to staff and students; clean and hygienic
surroundings and food for the children and providing a healthy, happy
environment for the academic and overall development of the children. If the
progress in the EMRSs is seen to be poor as a direct result of poor
management and lack of adherence to standards the States/ UTs concerned
would be unable to claim any more funds from the Ministry for this
Objectives of EMRS
The objective of EMRS is to provide quality middle and high level education
to Scheduled Tribe (ST) students in remote areas, not only to enable them to
avail of reservation in high and professional educational courses and as jobs
in government and public and private sectors but also to have access to the
best opportunities in education at par with the non ST population. This
would be achieved by:

Comprehensive physical, mental and socially relevant development of
all students enrolled in each and every EMRS. Students will be empowered
to be change agent, beginning in their school, in their homes, in their village
and finally in a larger context.
Focus differentially on the educational support to be made available to
those in Standards XI and XII, and those in standards VI to X, so that their
distinctive needs can be met,

Support the annual running expenses in a manner that offers
reasonable remuneration to the staff and upkeep of the facilities.

Support the construction of infrastructure that provides education,
physical, environmental and cultural needs of student life.
Structure of EMRSs

Admission to these schools will be through selection/competition with
suitable provision for preference to children belonging to Primitive Tribal

Groups, first generation students, etc.

Sufficient land would be given by the State Government for the school,
play grounds, hostels, residential quarters, etc., free of cost.

The number of seats for boys and girls will be equal.

In these schools, education will be entirely free.

Every class can have maximum 60 students preferably in 2 sections of
30 students each and the total sanctioned strength of the school will be 480

At the Higher Secondary level (class XI & XII), there will be three
sections per class for the three streams in Science, Commerce &
Humanities. The maximum sanctioned strength of the each section may be
30 students.
Management and Running of EMRS

The EMRSs may be affiliated either to the State or Central Boards of
Secondary Education as desired fit by the State Governments/UT

The norms and standards for a school class VI to class VIII in respect
of the number of teachers to be appointed, as provided in the Schedule to
the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 shall be
strictly followed.

Efforts may be made to recruit maximum no. of women teachers. At
the time of recruitment, preference may be accorded to candidates whose
spouses also qualify for selection as teachers. Women should be given
preference for employment among the non-teaching staff and in any case
women be deployed in the posts of cook, helper and cleaner.

Each State Government/UT Administration would be solely
responsible for the management and effective functioning of the EMRSs.

State Governments/UT Administration may opt for any feasible/
suitable mode of management whether by autonomous education societies;
public-private partnership with reputed educational institutions; in
arrangement with the State Department of Education or any other mode
found suitable.

All State Governments/UT Administration are encouraged to set up a
society/use an existing registered education society for the management of
the EMRSs. Such a society will be eligible for accepting donations,
contributions and grants from individuals and institutions, for the purposes
of augmenting the infrastructure/ facilities/ educational resources of the
schools in the interest of quality education.
A Management Committee may be constituted for each EMRSs which
could include, among others, reputed local NGOs involved with education.
Help of such NGOs may be taken to organize socially relevant, development/
welfare extension programmes.

The tasks of school admissions, appointment of teachers, appointment
of staff, personnel matters and day-to-day running of the schools would be
handled entirely by the society chosen by the State Government/UT
Administration and in the manner deemed most suitable.

The State Governments/UT Administration shall ensure and maintain
the highest quality in the selection of teachers and staff for academic and

extra-curricular excellence.

The Government of India, Ministry of Tribal Affairs shall not accept
any responsibility for the management of the School including student
admission, staff recruitment, personnel policy / administration estate
management etc.
Building Design and Layout

The land allocation for each school should be 20 acres of which upto
3.5 acres may be used for the construction purposes. The remaining area
must be maintained properly and a reasonable portion may be earmarked
for sports/ games.

The plan of the school must indicate a layout of the compound,
including the kitchen, vegetable garden and plantation (fruits and
nutritional trees like drumsticks (moringa/Sahjan), citrus) areas.
States/UTs are encouraged to use fuel saving or renewable energy
technologies in the school by availing of the schemes of the Ministry of New
& Renewable Energy.

The design of the EMRS must take certain essential components into
account as well as local, environmental characteristics. A list of suggested
essential components is at Annexure.

The norms and standards of a school in respect of ‘Building’ as laid
down in the Schedule to the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory
Education Act 2009, shall be strictly ensured.
Costs & Budget
Capital Cost (non-recurring)

The capital cost for the school complex, including hostels and staff
quarters will now be Rs. 12.00 crore with a provision to go up to Rs.16.00
crore in hill areas, deserts and islands. Any escalation will have to be met by
State Government/UT.
Recurring Cost

Recurring cost during the first year for schools would be @ Rs.
42000/- per child. This may be raised by 10% every second year to
compensate for inflation etc.

furniture/equipment including for the kitchen, dining, hostel, recreation,
garden etc. @ Rs.10 lakh per school – will be allowed once in every 5 years,
allowing for inflation.

The annual budget for recurring expenditure shall be formulated and
placed before the Management Committee for approval at the end of the
each financial year for the next year. The rates for calculation of recurring
costs may be based on the prevailing rates sanctioned for the
JawaharNavodayaVidyalaya from time to time.

The amount under recurring cost, due to each functioning EMRS,
would be released by the State/UT Government to the bank account of the
EMRS. The bank account of each EMRS for this purpose may be opened
jointly in the name of the Principal of the EMRS and any Member of the
Management Committee who is also a Government official.
Review and Monitoring

The progress of implementation of the scheme will be reviewed by the
Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs through periodic reports from the State
Government/ implementing agencies.

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs will conduct review meetings during
which States/UTs would be required to make presentations on the progress
of their EMRSs.

The guidelines for the use of the grants under Article 275 (1) provide
for an amount up to 2% of the total allocation to be used for administration
of the programme. This would be applicable in case of EMRS.
A centralized mechanism for the online monitoring of the EMRSs
would be developed. Meanwhile States/UTs may strength their own

The Government of India is free to make any modification in the
aforesaid conditions in consultation with selected State Governments/ UTs
whenever deemed necessary.

Development of Forest Village
After the enactment of Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, State Governments
faced problems in taking up non-forestry developmental activities relating to
infrastructure for improving socio-economic conditions of people living in
the villages located in the forest areas. Consequent to the intervention of
this Ministry, steps like stopping of illegal eviction of genuine tribal people
living in the forests, allowing diversion of forest lands for providing the basic
and essential developmental facilities to the tribal/forest villages etc. have
been achieved.
This programme was launched during the 10th Plan as a onetime measure
with for integrated development of 2690 forest villages originally identified
with about 2.5 lakh tribal families with a view to:

Raise the Human Development Index (HDI) of the inhabitants of the
Forest Villages

provide basic facilities and services like food, safe drinking water,
health care, primary education, approach roads, other infrastructural
facilities etc.

During the 10th Five Year Plan, Rs. 450 crore was allocated to the
Ministry of Tribal Affairs for the development of forest villages under Special
Central Assistance to Tribal Sub Plan (SCA to TSP).
Presently there are 2,474 forest villages/ habitations (reduced from the
original 2,690) spread over 12 States (reduced from the original 13 States).
As per the latest information available in the Ministry of Environment and
Forests on forest villages / habitations based on reports received from
States, details are as under:S. No.
Name of the State
No. of forest villages/habitations
Madhya Pradesh
61 habitations
Uttar Pradesh
West Bengal
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has approved proposals covering 2423 forest
villages in 12 States and also released Rs.65379.04 lakh (upto 2011-12). No
funds were released in 2012-13.
Under the programme, infrastructure work relating to basic services and
facilities viz. approach roads, healthcare, primary education, minor
irrigation, rainwater harvesting, drinking water, sanitation, community
halls, etc. and activities related to livelihood are taken up for
Process of approval
The project proposals received from the States for the activities to be
undertaken in the villages are scrutinized by the Ministry of Environment &
Forests and put up for the consideration of the Project Appraisal Committee
constituted for the purpose. Joint Secretary in the MTA acts as the
chairperson of the Committee in the normal course. As per recommendation
of Project Appraisal Committee, the proposals are approved and funds
released after getting the financial concurrence.
Implementing Agency:

Forest Development Agency (FDA) – forest division level

Joint Forest Management Committees (JFMCs) – village level,
composed of all willing adult members of the village
Funding pattern

The funding is done under the programme of ‘Special Central
Assistance to the Tribal Sub-Plan’ Fund flows from Ministry of Tribal Affairs
to Department of Tribal Welfare/ Tribal Development of the States and then
to the implementing agencies.

Since forest villages are most backward and are located in forest
areas, they have not got benefits of development over the years. To enable
these settlements/forest villages to get the fruits of development, to begin
with 100% financial assistance is provided under this special Programme.
As a first step, funding of proposals for each forest village has been generally
given for Rs.15 lakh each. Additional funding of Rs 15 lakh per village has
been initiated in the second phase during 2006-07.
Year-wise release of the funds so far is as under:
Release (Rs. in crore*)
Teams comprising of Director/ Dy. Secretary/ Under Secretary level officers
of the Ministry had been deputed to various States to get a first hand
information on the progress of the activities undertaken in the forest villages
for which funds were released by the Ministry. The reports received from the
teams has been very encouraging and based on the same and other factors,
extension of the programme was done so that sufficient developmental
activities could take place in these villages, which were comparatively
NGO/Public Cooperation
The prime objective of public cooperation is to enhance the reach of welfare
schemes of Government and fill the gaps in service deficient tribal areas in
sectors such as education, health, sanitation, drinking water, agrohorticultural productivity, social security, etc., through the efforts of
Voluntary Organizations (VOs) and Non – Governmental Organizations
(NGOs), and to provide an environment for socio economic upliftment and
overall development of the Scheduled Tribes (STs). Any other innovative
activity having direct impact on the socio economic development or
livelihood generation of STs may also be taken up through partnership with
VOs/NGOs. While the ultimate objective is delivery of services to remote and
unreached tribal areas, the standard of services provided is equally
important. Each partner VO/NGO is, therefore, expected to strive towards
delivery of quality services
Scheme of Coaching for Scheduled Tribes
The Scheme was started during 4th Plan period. The last revision took place
in the year 1998-99 in the scheme.
Objective of the scheme

The scheduled tribes coming from deprived families and
disadvantaged environment find it difficult to compete with those coming
from a socially and economically advantageous background. To promote a

More level playing field, and give ST candidates a better chance to
succeed in competitive examinations, the Ministry ofTribal Affairs supports
a scheme for coaching for disadvantaged ST candidates in quality

Coaching institutions to enable them to appear in competitive
examinations and succeed in obtaining an appropriate job in the
public/private sector.
Implementation of the scheme and Courses to be covered
State Governments/Universities/Registered Private Institutions shall be
covered under the scheme. However the State Government/Union
Administration shall make efforts to shift focus from Government run
institutions to quality private coaching institutions.
There shall be no restriction on a coaching institution, located in a
particular State/UT, on the admission of ST students belonging to other
Financial assistance will be given for only the eligible ST candidates who
undergo coaching.
The courses for which the coaching will be imparted shall be as follows:

Civil Services Examination/State Civil Services Examination.

Entrance Exams for Medical, Engineering, MBA and other professional

Other exams conducted by U.P.S.C. like CDS, NDA, etc./Staff

Commission Exams/Subordinated/Lower Subordinate Services Exam,
Central Excise, etc.

BSRBs/RRBs, General Insurance Corporation, etc.
For the purpose of implementation, the Ministry will publish an
advertisement in the month of November during 2007-08 and in the month
of April from 2008-09 onwards, in the leading national dailies to invite
applications from the new coaching institutions.
If any Coaching Institution runs coaching at different centres in different
districts/cities, separate proposal (s) shall be submitted for each
The proposals will be examined by the Committee asprescribed in para VI
and the institution will be given an opportunity to present their case before
the Committee.
The coaching institutions will be selected for a period of 5 years.
The coaching institution once selected by the Ministry, will not have to apply
afresh in response to the advertisement as prescribed in para II (iv) above
during the project period unless they are asked to do so.
The coaching institutions shall have to submit the proposals within the
prescribed financial norms in the prescribed Application Form.
The total number of students including non ST students shall not exceed 40
per class, admission being based on merit. The total number of ST students
admitted shall preferably contain 30% women ST candidates and 5%
disabled ST candidates.
In case number of applications received by a coaching institution is more
than the available seats, a selection procedure based on merit-cumperformance in qualifying exams, shall be adopted.
Within one week of start of coaching classes, the institute shall furnish the
course-wise names of the candidates with photographs enrolled for coaching
along with other details and full address in the prescribed format.
Eligibility of the Coaching Institution

The Pre-Examination Coaching Centres (PECs) run by State
Governments, Union Territories, universities and registered private
institutions shall be covered under the scheme, for coaching of ST

The institution should have the experience to run coaching for
competitive examinations for at least three years. Its past performance vis-àvis intake and success rates will be taken into consideration in selection.

The institution should have not been declared bankrupt at any point
of time.

The institution should have not been blacklisted by any debarment or
body of the Government at any point of time.

The institution should have the capacity to manage the
building/space to run coaching classes from its own resources.
Eligibility of the Candidates

Any candidate having the eligible qualifications for that particular
competitive exam can apply to the coaching institutions financially assisted
by this Ministry. The institutions will have to take these candidates on first
come first serve basis till all the seats are filled.

Candidates can avail coaching once only under the scheme for a
particular competitive exam and a maximum of two coaching courses in all.
The candidate will have to furnish an undertaking to the institution that he
is not availing/has not availed more than one such coaching with the
assistance of this Ministry in any institution earlier.
For More Information : Scheme of Coaching for Scheduled Tribes (191KB)
Scheme of Grant in Aid to Voluntary Organizations working for welfare of
The prime objective of the scheme is to enhance the reach of welfare
schemes of Government and fill the gaps in service deficient tribal areas, in
the sectors such as education, health, drinking water, agro-horticultural
productivity, social security etc. through the efforts of voluntary
organizations, and to provide an environment for socio- economic upliftment
and overall development of the Scheduled Tribes (STs). Any other innovative
activity having direct impact on the socio-economic development or
livelihood generation of STs may also be considered through voluntary
Scope and Eligibility
Organizations eligible for assistance shall be as follows:•
Any registered voluntary organization (VO) / non-governmental
organization (NGO) engaged in the conduct and promotion of social welfare
of STs. The organization should have been registered for at least three years.

Institutions or organizations set up by Government as autonomous
bodies either under a statute or as a society registered under the Societies
Registration Act, 1860.

A Public Trust registered under any law for the time being in force.
The trust must have been registered for at least three years.
In addition to the above eligibility conditions, the following criteria
would be kept in view while selecting the VOs/NGOs:

Experience of at least three years in the relevant field.

Aptitude and experience in welfare work pertaining to weaker

The location of the project proposed by the organization in service
deficient tribal areas. Preference will be given to programmes that benefit the
Primitive Tribal Groups or naxal affected aareas/remote/interior/backward
areas notserviced by Government Institutions or other established NGOs.

Financial viability of the organization to contribute its share, and
ability to continue the work for limited periods in absence of assistance from
the Ministry.

Good reputation and credentials.

Capability to mobilize community.

Networking with other institutions for optimum utilization of
resources allocated and assets created
For more Information: Scheme of Grant in Aid to Voluntary Organizations
working for welfare of STs (306KB)
Scheme of Development of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PTGs)
Primitive Tribal Groups
Among scheduled tribes, there are certain tribal communities who have
declining or stagnant population, low level of literacy, pre-agricultural level
of technology and are economically backward. 75 such groups in 17 States
and 1 Union Territory have been identified and categorized as Primitive
Tribal Groups (PTGs). States/UT-wise list of PTGs is at Annexure. Most of
these groups are small in number, have not attained any significant level of
social and economic progress and generally inhabit remote localities having
poor infrastructure and administrative support. Therefore, they become the
most vulnerable sections among the scheduled tribes and priority is
required to be accorded for their protection, checking the declining trend of
their population and their development. Such an approach may also
strengthen the few MADA and such micro-projects in operation in our
Since PTGs constitute the most vulnerable section among tribals and
inhabit isolated, remote and difficult areas in small and scattered
hamlets/habitats, the scheme aims at planning their socio-economic
development in a holistic manner by adopting habitat development approach
and intervening in all spheres of their social and economic life, so that the
quality of life of PTGs is improved and a visible impact is made.
The scheme will cover only the 75 identified Primitive Tribal Groups. The
scheme is extremely flexible because it enables every State to focus on areas
that they consider is relevant to their PTGs and their socio-cultural
environment. Activities under it may include housing, land distribution,
construction of link roads, installation of non-conventional sources of
energy for lighting purpose, social security including JanshreeBeemaYojana
or any other innovative activity meant for the socio-economic development
approach for the comprehensive socio-economic development of PTGs, more
particularly for the PTGs who are nomadic in nature. Whether efforts should
be made to bring nomadic PTGs to the settled mode of life, will be carefully
addressed. The funds under this scheme would be made available only for
those items/activities which are very crucial for the survival, protection and
development of PTGs and are not specifically catered to by any other scheme
of State or Central Government or by guidelines governing the utilization of
funds under Special Central Assistance to Tribal Sub-Plan and Article
275(1) of the Constitution. The general principle of convergence of funds and
functionaries will apply.
For More Information: Development of PTG Scheme (124KB)
Schemes of strengthening education among Scheduled Tribes Girls in a low
literacy Districts
The scheme aims to bridge the gap in literacy levels between the general
female population and tribal women, through facilitating 100% enrolment of
tribal girls in the identified Districts or Blocks, more particularly in naxal
affected areas and in areas inhabited by Primitive Tribal Groups (PTGs), and
reducing drop-outs at the elementary level by creating the required
ambience for education. Improvement of the literacy rate of tribal girls is
essential to enable them to participate effectively in and benefit from, socioeconomic development.

The scheme will be implemented in 54 identified Districts (Appendix-I)
where the ST population is 25% or more, and ST female literacy rate below
35%, or its fractions, as per 2001census.

Any other tribal block in a district, other than aforesaid 54 identified
districts, which has scheduled tribe population 25% or above, and tribal
female literacy rate below 35% or its fractions, as per 2001 census, shall
also be covered (Appendix-II, Blocks intimated by West Bengal and
Karnataka so far. Such Blocks fulfilling the criteria in other States may also
be considered as and when reported).

In addition, the scheme will also cover areas below a Block level (e.g.
Gram Panchayats) inhabited by the notified Primitive Tribal Groups (PTGs)

Out of all the aforesaid areas, the naxal affected areas shall be given
The scheme will be implemented through Voluntary Organizations
society/institutions of State Government/Union Territory Administration.
The existing multidisciplinary “State Committee for Supporting Voluntary
Efforts” (SCSVE) constituted by various States/Union Territories will be
responsible for identification and scrutiny of the projects of NonGovernmental
No.22040/10/2006/NGO/Education Government of India Ministry of Tribal
Organizations including autonomous society/institutions of State
Government/UnionTerritory Administration shall maintain women project
staff for the projects run under this scheme.

Voluntary Organization (VO)/Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)
have to fulfill the following requirements (through certificates from the
District or Panchayati Raj administration):

Registered for at least three years for the conduct and promotion of
social welfare of scheduled tribes.

Experience of at least three years in successfully running and
maintaining hostels and/or educational complexes.

Financial viability to continue the work for limited periods in the case
of delay or absence of assistance from the Ministry.

Good reputation and credentials, especially for guaranteeing the
security and safety of the hostellers.

Networking with other institutions including Panchayati Raj for
optimum utilization of resources allocated and assets created
For More Information:

Strengthening education among Scheduled Tribes Girls (198KB)

Vocational Training Centres in Tribal Areas
Scheduled Tribes are the most marginalized section of the society, therefore
to assist their socio-economic development, there is an imperative need to
provide more employment avenues and income generation opportunities. It
is aimed at upgrading the skills of the tribal youths in various traditional/
modern vocations depending upon their educational qualification, present
economic trends and the market potential, which would enable them to gain
suitable employment or enable them to become self-employed.
Under the scheme of Vocational Training, grants will be available for
organizing vocational trainings in recognized institutes or in Vocational
Training Centres (VTCs) subject to terms and conditions revised from time to
time of the scheme.
The agencies eligible for such grants are:

State Governments and UT Administrations;
Institutions or Organisations set up by Government as autonomous
bodies, either under a statue, or as a society registered under the Societies
Registration Act, 1860;

Educational and other institutions of the likes of local bodies and
cooperative bodies.

A Public Trust registered under any law for the time being in force.
The trust must have been registered for at least three years.

Any Private Recognized Institution, registered and conducting such
vocational courses for at least three years.

Any industry or an association of industries like ASSOCHAM, CII,

FICCI, etc. who are willing to run such skill upgradation training centres as
per the financial norms of the scheme with a proper plan for placements.
Voluntary Organization (VO)/Non-Government Organisations (NGOs)
which fulfill the following requirements:

Any registered voluntary organization/non-governmental organization
engaged in the conduct and promotion of social welfare of STs. The
organization should have been registered for at least three years.

Experience of at least three years in the relevant field.

Aptitude and experience in welfare work pertaining to weaker
Preference will be given to programmes that benefit the Particularly
Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PTGs) or remote/interior/ backward areas not
serviced by Government Institutions or other established NGOs.

Financial viability of the organization and ability to continue the work
for limited periods in absence of assistance from the Ministry.

Good reputation and credentials.

Capability to mobilize community.

Van Dhan Scheme
Minor Forest Produce and tribal livelihoods
Key Highlights of Van Dhan Initiative
Implementation of the scheme
The Van Dhan Scheme is an initiative of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and
TRIFED. It was launched on 14th April, 2018 and seeks to improve tribal
incomes through value addition of tribal products.
The scheme will be implemented through Ministry of Tribal Affairs as Nodal
Department at the Central Level and TRIFED as Nodal Agency at the
National Level. At State level, the State Nodal Agency for MFPs and the
District collectors are envisaged to play a pivot role in scheme
implementation at grassroot level. Locally the Kendras are proposed to be
managed by a Managing Committee (an SHG) consisting of representatives
of Van Dhan SHGs in the cluster.
Minor Forest Produce and tribal livelihoods
Minor Forest Produce (MFP) is a major source of livelihood for tribals living
in forest areas. The importance of MFPs for this section of the society can be
gauged from the fact that around 100 million forest dwellers depend on
MFPs for food, shelter, medicines and cash income. It provides them critical
subsistence during the lean seasons, particularly for primitive tribal groups
such as hunter gatherers, and the landless. Tribals derive 20-40% of their
annual income from MFP on which they spend major portion of their time.
This activity has strong linkage to women’s financial empowerment as most
of the MFPs are collected and used/sold by women. MFP sector has the
potential to create about 10 million workdays annually in the country.
Key Highlights of Van Dhan Initiative
At unit level, aggregation of produce would be done by SHGs having
about 30 members each forming Van DhanVikas ‘Samuh’. The SHGs would
also undertake primary value addition of the MFPs using equipment such as
small cutting and sieving tools, decorticator, dryer, packaging tool etc based
on MFPs available in the area.

A typical Van DhanVikasSamuh would have the following facilities:

Provision for required building/ infrastructure support to be
established in one of the beneficiary’s house/ part of house or Government/
gram panchayat building

Equipment/ Tool Kit comprising of equipment such as small

cutting and sieving tools, decorticator, dryer, packaging tool etc. based on
MFPs available in the area

Fully equipped training facilities for a batch of 30 trainees with
provision for raw material for training purpose and supply of trainee kits
(comprising of bag, scribbing pad, pen, brochures, training manual, booklet

Provisioning of working capital for the SHGs through tie up with
financial institutions, banks, NSTFDC etc
A cluster of ten such SHGs within the same village shall
form a Van DhanVikas Kendra. Subject to successful operations of the
samuhs in a Kendra, common infrastructure facilities (pucca Kendra) may
be provided to the Kendra in the next phase in terms of building,
warehouse, etc. for use of the samuh members

An illustrative list of major MFPs which may be covered
under the initiative are tamarind, mahua flower, mahua seed, hill broom,
chironjee, honey, sal seed, sal leaves, bamboo split, myrobalan, mango
(amchur), aonla (churan/candy), seed lac, tezpatta, cardamom, black
pepper, turmeric, dry ginger, cinnamon, coffee, tea, sea buckthorn tea, etc.

Apart from these, any other MFP with potential for value addition may be
Implementation of the scheme
Under Van Dhan, 10 Self Help Groups of 30 Tribal gatherers is constituted.
The establishment of “Van DhanVikas Kendra” is for providing skill
upgradation and capacity building training and setting up of primary
processing and value addition facility. They are then trained and provided
with working capital to add value to the products, which they collect from
the jungle. Working under the leadership of Collector these groups can then
market their products not only within the States but also outside the States.
Training and technical support is provided by TRIFED. It is proposed to
develop 3,000 such centres in the country.
Value addition assumes critical importance in ensuring remunerative prices
to the tribals in this approach. Three stage value addition would be the
corner stone for enhancing incomes of the tribals under the scheme. The
grass root level procurement is proposed to be undertaken through Self Help
Groups associated with implementing agencies. Convergence and
Networking with other Govt. departments/scheme shall be undertaken to
utilise the services of existing SHGs like Ajeevika, etc. These SHGs shall be
appropriately trained on sustainable harvesting/collection, primary
processing & value addition and be formed into clusters so as to aggregate
their stock in tradable quantity and linking them with facility of primary
processing in a Van DhanVikas Kendra.
The stock after primary processing shall be supplied by these SHGs to the
State Implementing Agencies or direct tie up for supply to corporate
secondary processor. For creation of secondary level value addition facility at
district level and tertiary level value addition facility at State level, Big
Corporates shall be involved under PPP model. This PPP model will be based
on utilising Private entrepreneur skills in undertaking processing as well as
marketing of the produce and Central/ State Govt. support in terms of
creating infrastructure and providing enabling environment for undertaking
value addition of systematic scientific lines. These will be sophisticated large
value addition hubs managed by Private entrepreneur.
The Van DhanVikasKendras will be important milestone in economic
development of tribals involved in collection of MFPs by helping them in
optimum utilization of natural resources and provide sustainable MFPbased livelihood in MFP-rich districts.
About Scheme
Component of VKY
Minor Forest Produce
i.Included Products
About Scheme
The Government of India, Ministry of Tribal Affairs has launched
VanbandhuKalyanYojana (VKY) for welfare of Tribals. VKY aims at creating
enabling environment for need based and outcome oriented holistic
development of the tribal people. This process envisages to ensure that all
the intended benefits of goods and services under various
programmes/schemes of Central as well as State Governments actually
reach the target groups by convergence of resources through appropriate
institutional mechanism.
It covers all tribal people and all areas with tribal population across the

Improving the quality of life in tribal areas
Improving the quality of education
Qualitative and sustainable employment for tribal families
Bridging infrastructure gaps with focus on quality
Protection of tribal culture and heritage
Component of VKY

Qualitative & Sustainable Employment.
Quality Education & Higher Education.
Accelerated Economic Development of tribal areas.
Health for all.
Housing for all.
Safe Drinking Water for all at doorsteps.

Irrigation facilities suited to the terrain.
All Weather Roads with connectivity to the nearby town/cities.
Universal Availability of Electricity.
Urban Development.
Robust institutional mechanism. (ITDAs/ITDPs)
Promotion and conservation of Tribal Cultural Heritage
Promotion of Sports in Tribal Areas.

Strengthening of institutions meant for delivery of goods and services
with adequate administrative, technical and financial powers such as Tribal
Welfare Departments as nodal Department, Integrated Tribal Development
Agency (ITDA), Integrated Tribal Development Projects (ITDPs) and creation
of new ones where they do not exist etc.

Convergence of scattered resources and activities being undertaken
under various components.
Minor Forest Produce
Minor Forest Produce (MFP) is more often than not determined by the
traders instead of self-sustained process of demand and supply.
Implementing a scheme to ensure that such forest dwellers are not deprived
of their due. Under the scheme maximum selling price for MFP is being
implemented in schedule V States initially. Web based portal has also been
developed which indicate current price of MFPs on real time basis across
different mandis of the States.
Included Products
12 MFP products have been included in the programme namely
Tendu Leave
Mahuwa Seeds
Sal Leaf
Sal Seed
Wild Honey
11. Gums (Gum Karaya) and
12. Karanji.
The Scheme also referred to the Forests Rights Act as landmark legislation
to recognize the pre-existing rights of tribals and other traditional forest
Government has taken following initiatives for the welfare and
upliftment of the minority communities:USTAAD:- The Scheme aims at upgrading Skills and Training in
preservation of traditional Ancestral Arts/Crafts of minorities.

HamariDarohar:- The Scheme aims to preserve rich heritage of
minority communities in context of Indian culture.

KhwazaGarib Nawaz Senior Secondary School will be established at
Ajmer by Maulana Azad Education Foundation (MAEF) to give a fillip to
minority education.

NaiManzil: A bridge course to bridge the academic and skill
development gaps of the deeni Madrasa passouts with their mainstream

Strengthening of State Wakf Boards: The scheme envisages to
provide assistance for meeting the training and administrative cost of State
Wakf Boards, removal of encroachment from Waqf Properties and also
strengthening of Zonal/Regional offices of Waqf Boards.
The government has taken the following steps to ensure that these benefits
reach the intended beneficiaries.

The Scholarship Schemes have been restructured to allow for greater
transparency and accountability during processing and sanction.

To help evaluation of flow of benefits, segregated data for the different
minority communities is being sought from all Ministries. The states/UTs
have also been requested to provide better and timely feedback.

The scholarship schemes are reviewed regularly through interaction
with the State Governments at regular intervals and field visits by the
Ministry officials.

The Online Scholarship Management System (OSMS) earlier
introduced for the Merit-cum-Means scholarship scheme has now been
extended to Post Matric scholarship scheme.

The scheme is envisaged to reach out to women through nongovernmental
organizations who will be provided with financial support for conducting
leadership development trainings so that women are empowered and
emboldened to move out of the confines of home and community and
assume leadership roles and assert their rights collectively or individually.
For more information, visit NaiRoshni- The Scheme for Leadership
Development of Minority Women
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.
For more information, visit the following links:

Pre-matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities (for Class I to X)

Post-matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities (for Class XI to Ph.D.)

Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme (For Professional and
Technical courses)

BegamHajratMahal National Scholarship for Meritorious Girls
belonging to Minorities-Implemented by Maulana Azad Education
Foundation (MAEF) (for minority girls studying in Class XIth and XIIth
Free Coaching & Allied Scheme (for Competitive
Professional Courses and Government jobs)
The scheme aims to empower the minority communities by assisting
the economically weaker sections of students among them through coaching
institutions for enhancing their skills and capabilities to make them
employable in industries, services and business sectors in addition to the
government sector. It has built-in resilience to adapt to the market
dynamics on a continuous basis so that the target groups are not deprived
of the professional acumen demanded by the changing/emerging market

needs and opportunities for employment at domestic as well as international

Separate schemes for providing coaching to students belonging to
scheduled caste, minority communities and backward classes were being
implemented from 6th Five Year Plan. These separate schemes were
amalgamated with effect from September 2001 into a combined Scheme of
Coaching and Allied Assistance for Weaker Sections including Scheduled
Castes, Other Backward Classes and Minorities. After creation of the
Ministry of Minority Affairs, a new scheme called “Free Coaching & Allied
Scheme for candidates belonging to minority communities has been
formulated keeping in view the emerging trends of employment in the era of
economic reforms, liberalization and globalization.
The objectives of the scheme are to assist students belonging to minority
communities by way of special coaching for the following:1.
Qualifying examinations for admission in technical/professional
courses such as engineering, law, medical, management, information
technology etc and language/aptitude examinations for seeking admission
in foreign universities.
Competitive examinations for recruitment to Group ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C and ‘D’
services and other equivalent posts under the Central and State
governments including police/security forces, public sector undertakings,
Railways, banks, insurance companies as well as autonomous bodies; and
Coaching for jobs in the private sector such as in airlines, shipping,
information technology (IT), business process outsourcing (BPO) and other
IT enabled services, hospitality, tours and travels, maritime, food
processing, retail, sales & marketing, bio-technology and other job oriented
courses as per the emerging trend of employment.
Remedial coaching at undergraduate and post graduate level to
improve the academic knowledge and enable the student to catch up with
the rest of the class and complete the course successfully.
For more information, visit, Free Coaching and Allied Scheme for Minority
Communities Students
SeekhoaurKamao (Learn & Earn)
Union Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India on 23 September
2013 launched a central sector scheme for Skill Development of Minorities
Main Objectives

To bring down unemployment rate of minorities during 12th Plan
period (2012-17).

To conserve and update traditional skills of minorities and establish
their linkages with the market.

To improve employability of existing workers, school dropouts etc and
ensure their placement.

To generate means of better livelihood for marginalised minorities and
bring them in the mainstream.

To enable minorities to avail opportunities in the growing market.
To develop potential human resource for the country.
For more information, visit, “SeekhoaurKamao (Learn & Earn)”- The Scheme
for Skill Development of Minorities.
JiyoParsi, the Central Sector Scheme for containing population decline of
Parsis in India was launched on 23 September 2013 by the Ministry of
Minority Affairs, Government of India.
The main objective of the Jiyoparsi scheme is to reverse the declining trend
of Parsi population by adopting scientific protocol and structured
interventions, stabilize the Parsi population and increase the population of
Parsis in India.
Main features

100 percent funded by Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of
Medical interventions under Standard Medical protocols
empanelled hospitals/clinics.

Confidentiality of the patients to be given utmost importance.
Target groups

The scheme is meant for only Parsis community.

Parsi married couples of child bearing age who seek assistance.

Adults/young men/women/adolescent boys/girls for detection of
diseases resulting with consent of parents/legal guardians.
For more information, visit “JiyoParsi” – The Central Sector Scheme for
Containing Population Decline of Parsis in India

PadhoPardesh (for overseas studies at Masters, M.Phil. and Ph.D. Level)
Government of India, Ministry of Minority Affairs has now introduced a new
scheme for providing ‘interest subsidy’ for minority students for overseas
studies. This scheme came into force from 2013-14. The loan for overseas
studies for specific courses should have been sanctioned by the bank under
IBA model scheme. The annual income of the parents should be less than 6
If the student is eligible, the Government of India provides full interest
subsidy during the moratorium period. (course period plus one year or six
months after getting employment, whichever is earlier).
For more information, visit “PadhoPardesh” – Scheme of Interest Subsidy on
Educational Loans for Overseas Studies for the Students Belonging to the
Minority Communities.
Nalanda Scheme
Union Ministry of Minority Affairs has launched the Nalanda Project for
Minorities Higher Educational Institutions on 4 March 2014.
Nalanda Project is an innovative Faculty Development Program of Union
Ministry of Minority Affairs. The Nalanda Project is being taken up at Aligarh
Muslim University, a premier Minority University of world fame. The Aligarh
Muslim University is also a Nodal Staff College of University Grant
About Faculty development program
The primary goal of faculty development is to help faculty learn new
ways to achieve excellence and to grow as faculty members. It is an ongoing
process of understanding, learning, and growth. Faculty development
includes education, collaboration, resources and support.

Faculty development is an essential element of institutional
effectiveness in higher education. It has become a priority at many academic
institutions as a way to improve the quality of academic programs and to

respond to emerging faculty, student, program and industry needs.

The extent to which the University or College supports faculty
development will be strongly reflected in levels of student engagement and
motivation, and thus ultimately, student learning.
Through educational programs and workshops faculty can learn the
skills necessary to reach excellence in a changing academic environment.

Faculty who engage in professional development experiences benefit
also in terms of increased vitality, informed pedagogy, teaching innovations
and scholarly teaching.
visit Nalanda

Minority Cyber Gram
The MCG programme seeks to introduce digital literacy skills in identified
minority clusters in India through designated Digital Fellows towards
knowledge empowerment and entitlement gains of minority focused groups
and beneficiaries.
With basic literacy level low among the backward sections of the minorities,
the social and economic profile is further aggravated due to lack of basic
digital skills and knowledge to derive advantages from digital tools, devices,
platforms and knowledge networks. In order to mainstream minority groups
and communities with national development goals and objectives, it is
extremely important and relevant to deploy and introduce digital literacy
skills to get benefits in knowledge based networks and in public schemes
and other services through information empowerment.
To impart digital literacy and skills among identified minority groups
and beneficiaries through designated Digital Fellows (DFs) in identified
minority clusters for information and knowledge empowerment and
entitlement gains.

To provide opportunities in information and knowledge networks for
local communities.
For more information, visit Minority Cyber Gram

Maulana Azad Sehat scheme
Under the scheme, Sehat Card will be issued to every student of the
Institution financially aided by Maulana Azad Education Foundation

Preventive Health Check-up Camps will be organized by the Institute
twice in a year, through government or private hospitals or nursing homes.

All findings of the preventive health checkups will be entered in the
Sehat Card of the student by the doctors.

In exceptional and deserving cases for serious ailments the poor
students belonging to notified minorities will be provided financial

assistance for the treatment in government or recognized hospitals. Serious
ailments of kidney, heart, liver cancer and brain or any life threatening
diseases including knee and spinal surgery will be covered.

A dispensary or health care centre is to be set up in the educational
institutions (school) to provide daily medical facilities to the students
studying in the educational institutions funded or aided by MAEF.
For more information, visit Maulana Azad SEHAT scheme for Institutions
financially aided
Computerization of Records of State Wakf Boards
The Waqf Properties are spread out all over the country but even the basic
survey of waqf properties have not been completed in most of the States.
There is hardly any development of Waqf Properties and therefore, a very
substantial income that the Waqf Properties could have generated for the
welfare schemes of the community, are lost every year. There is also large
scale encroachment of Waqf Properties.
As recommended by Joint Parliamentary Committee on Waqf in its 9th
Report, the Scheme for “Computerization of records of the State Wakf
Boards” was launched by the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of
India, to streamline record keeping, introduce transparency, and to
computerize the various functions & processes of the Waqf Boards and to
develop a single web-based centralized software application.
In this Scheme, Central financial assistance is given to the State Waqf
Boards for setting-up of ICT Infrastructure, Technical Manpower for initial
hand-holding period for managing & operating the ICT infrastructure and
software applications, imparting training and knowledge transfer to the
State Waqf Boards staff for managing & operating the ICT infrastructure and
software applications and data management life cycle during and at the end
of hand-holding period.
The scheme helps in the following

Waqf Properties Registration Management

Annual Returns Filing of assessable Waqf Properties Management

Transparency in Leasing of Waqf Properties under Direct Management
of Waqf Board

Litigations (Internal as well as External Hon’ble Courts) Tracking

Waqf Properties Ownership establishing Documents Archiving &
Retrieval Management
GIS of Waqf Properties using GPS Field Survey alongwith Photographs
of Waqf Properties

Funds Management to Mosques, Durgah, Kabristan, Imams,
Muazzins, Widows, Girls Marriages, Scholarships, Schools, Hospitals,
Dispensaries, Musafirkhanas, Skill Development Centres, etc.

Loans Management for Development of Urban Waqf Properties
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