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Organization : Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
Scholarship Name : Pre-Matric Scholarship 2016-17 For Students with Disabilities
Applicable For : Disability Student studying in class IX or X
Applicable States/UTs : All Over India
Application Last Date : 31st August, 2016

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Scholarship Schedule 2016-17 :
Guidelines :

Pre-Matric Scholarship:

The last date for submission of applications from eligible students with disabilities for Pre-matric Scholarship on National e-Scholarship Portal (NeSP) for the year 2016-17 is 31st August, 2016.

Update :
Disability Affairs 2017-18 Pre Matric Scholarship For Students With Disabilities :

Eligibility :
She/he should be a regular, full time student studying in class IX or X in a Government school or in a school recognized by Govt. or by a Central/State Board of Secondary Education

Annual Parental/Guardian’s Income:
Scholarship 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 in case of Pre-matric scholarship scheme

Value of Scholarships:
The value of Pre-matric scholarship includes the following for complete duration of the course:

(i) Rates of Scholarship and Grant:
Rate of Scholarship (in Rs. Per month) payable for 10 months in an academic year- 350 (Day Scholars) & 600 (Hostellers)
Book and adhoc grant (Rs. Per annum)- 750 (Day Scholars) & 1,000 (Hostellers)

(ii) Allowances:
a) Monthly Reader Allowance for Blind students -Rs. 160
b) Monthly Transport Allowance, if such students do not reside in the hostel which is within the premises of the Educational Institution. – Rs. 160
c) Monthly Escort Allowance for Severely Disabled (i.e. with 80% or higher disability) Day Scholars/Students With low extremity disability – Rs. 160

Procedure of Application & Selection:
a) The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities will announce the details of the scheme and invite applications by issuing an advertisement in the leading newspapers and through the websites and other media outfits. Applications will be called for through National e-Scholarship Portal (

b) The applicants should submit their application through the online system within the last date prescribed for receipt of applications. All requisite documents like photograph, proof of age, disability certificate, income certificate of the parent, etc. duly filled in the prescribed format will be required to be uploaded in the on-line system

c) The institutions in which the candidate is studying shall also register itself in the same website and verify the details provided by the candidates. The nodal officer nominated by the State shall oversee all the applications and process the same the State Government who shall forward the final list in PFMS portal for disbursal of scholarship amount to the beneficiaries.

d) Final selection will be done by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities based on the recommendations of the concerned Department of the State Government considering, inter alia, the no. of slots available to that particular State. The no. of slots available to any State is decided on the basis of percentage of population of PWDs of that State in comparison to the total PWD population of India.

e) In case a candidate is a permanent resident of one State but studying in another State, his application will be considered under the slot of his home State and his application needs the recommendation of the Education/Welfare Department of the State of which he is a permanent resident.

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  1. What can be done if I find mistakes in the application form after submitting the application form?

    1. You should separately inform the mistakes detected by you to the Institute/District/Region/State. The software provides facility at the level of the Institute & State to edit & correct limited information.
      Information as provided in the official website of Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.

    2. How can I apply for 2017-18 Pre Matric Scholarship For Students With Disabilities? Please help me to apply for this scholarship.

    3. Application procedure :
      ** To apply for 2017-18 Pre Matric Scholarship For Students With Disabilities you can visit the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities web page using the link given in the post.
      ** Press the apply button.
      ** If you are a new user you have to register
      ** You will receive a user ID and password, using that you have to login to your account by pressing “LOGIN TO APPLY” button.

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