Organisation : Goa Directorate of Social Welfare
Scholarship Name : Scholarship/ Stipend To Differently Abled Students 2018-19
Applicable For : Students With Disabilities
Applicable State/UT : Goa
Application Deadline : September 30, 2018
Website : https://www.goa.gov.in/index.php
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Goa Social Welfare Scholarship/Stipend
Directorate of Social Welfare is implementing welfare scheme for the Grant of stipend and scholarship separately for Differently abled persons who are studying in various schools/colleges/institution.
Related : Goa IFEL Interest Free Education Loan Scheme 2018-19 : www.scholarships.net.in/27915.html
The stipend for the Students Std. I to VIII is Rs. 200/- per month for 11 months
Scholarship for the students IX to XII standard or equivalent as per University Courses is Rs. 500/- per month for 11 month for Day Scholar. Rs.200/- per month for 11 month for Hostellers and Rs. 75/- for Readers allowance for Blind per month for 11 months.
For B.A. /B.Com. / BSc etc. students, it is Rs. 650/- per month for 11 months for Day Scholar. Rs. 270/- per month for 11 month for Hostellers and Rs. 115/- for Readers allowance for Blind per month for 11 months.
For those pursuing BE/B.ARCH/MBBS/LLB/B.Ed/Diploma in professional and Engineering Courses etc. and MA/Msc/M. Com/LLM/MED it is Rs. 900/- per month for 11 months for Day Scholar. Rs. 360/- per month for 11 month for Hostellers and Rs. 150/- for Readers allowance for Blind per month for 11 months.
The criteria for eligibility to apply under this scheme are that,
** The students should possess a minimum disability for 40% and above duly certified by Medical Board,
** The students should have secured a minimum 45% marks and above in the previous annual examination,
** The annual income of parents of the student should not exceed Rs.1,50,000/- p.a. from all the sources and
** The students should have identity card issued by Directorate of Social Welfare.
Scholarship is also awarded to pursue education in Music and Vocational Courses through recognized Board of Education or University.
Application forms may be collected from the Directorate of Social Welfare, 18th June Road, Panaji from July 15, 2018 on any working day during office hours.
The Scholarship/Stipend applications should submitted to this office on or before September 30, 2018 duly recommended by the concerned schools/colleges/institutions etc.
For further inquiry contact Assistant Director (WDA), Tel No.0832-2232257, 2223784, Fax No. (0832-2228172), Email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Know About Special Schemes Development Programme:
The Directorate of Social Welfare, has issued a circular asking Heads of Departments/Public Sector Undertakings/Autonomous Bodies of Corporations etc to comply with Section 37 Special Schemes and Development Programmes for Persons with Disabilities under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (Central Act No. 49 of 2016)
The said Section provides for five percent reservation in allotment of agricultural land and housing in all relevant schemes and development programmes, with appropriate priority to women with benchmark disabilities; Five percent reservation in all poverty alleviation and various developmental schemes with priority to women; and five percent reservation in allotment of land on concessional rate, where such land is to be used for the purpose of promoting housing, shelters, setting up of occupation, business, enterprise, recreation centres and production centres.