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CCEA approved continuation Post Matric Scholarship for OBC Students studying in India



CCEA approves continuation of Post Matric Scholarship for OBC Students for studying in India scheme: Details, Aim, Highlights

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved continuation and revision of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of “Post Matric Scholarship for Other Backward Classes Students for studying in India” (PMS-OBC) for the years 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20.

The revision in PMS-OBC scheme aims to ensure effective implementation and better monitoring of the schemes. It will cover larger numbers of eligible and deserving poor OBC students who will be able to pursue higher studies.

The PMS-OBC scheme will also ensure effective implementation, achieve de-duplication and enhanced monitoring. It will increase annual parental income from Rs 1 Lakh to Rs 1.5 lakh.

The 30 percent of the funds allocated are earmarked for girl students and 5 percent for students with disabilities. As the PMS-OBC scheme funding is limited, central assistance shall be released according to the National Allocation.

The PMS-OBC is flagship scheme of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, in operation since 1998-99. It fully centrally sponsored scheme that aims to provide financial assistance to OBC students studying at post-matriculation or post-secondary stage to enable them to complete their education.


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