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Organisation : Ministry of Railway
Scholarship Name : Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme For RPF/RPSF 2020-21
Applicable For : RPF/ RPSF
Applicable States/UTs : All India
Last Date : 31-10-2020
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NSP PMSS Scholarship

Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme (PMSS) was announced by the then Hon’ble Prime Ministers of India. Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme was introduced for RPF.

It was introduced to encourage higher technical and professional education for the dependent wards of Ex/Serving RPF/RPSF personnel and widows


Students who have taken regular admission are only eligible for PMSS.
Students should have secured 60% and above in Minimum Educational Qualification (MEQ) i.e. 12th Std., Diploma/Graduation.
The scholarship is admissible for only two wards per family and should be ensured by the beneficiaries as well as by the concerned zonal railways/RPSF.

Eligible Courses

Professional Degree Courses like BE, B.Tech, BDS, MBBS, BEd, BBS, BCA, MCA B. Pharma, etc. duly recognized by the respective Government Regulatory Bodies, such as All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Medical Council of India(MCI), University Grants Commission (UGC), National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) etc. (Master Degree Courses are not eligible for PMSS except MBA, MCA). Detailed list of courses is enclosed as Annexure-I.

Note: Students studying abroad are not eligible for this scheme. No distance learning course is permitted under this scheme. PMSS can be availed for one course only.

Scholarship Available

A total number of 150 students have been earmarked to RPF for an academic session. Half of the scholarships are reserved for female candidates i.e. 75. Shortfall in fresh cases shall not be adjusted from girls/boys, if applicants (boys/girls) are available less than 75. It is also mentioned that un-allocated quota in any gender may not be utilized for other category (boys/girls)

Scholarship Amount

(a) The amount of scholarship would be as follows:
(i) 2000/- per month for male students
(ii) 2250/- per month for female students

(b) The payment of scholarship will be granted after approval of the DG/RPF as per order of merit in each year.

How To Apply For Scholarship?

All the eligible applicants need to apply online on the website Mobile number is mandatory to register on National Scholarships Portal on which One Time Password (OTP) will be received for further process. A maximum of two registrations may be made with a mobile number.

Documents Required

i. Service Certificate issued by respective offices of the serving personnel for category IV.
ii. A copy of PPO/Discharge certificate/book for Categories I, II and III.
iii. Applicants are required to upload duly attested scanned copy of the mark-sheet/Grade card of MEQ i.e. 10+2/ Diploma/Graduation (as the case may be).

Guidelines :

Important Dates

Scheme Closing Date : Open till 31-10-2020
Defective Verification : Open till 15-11-2020
Institute Verification :Open till 15-11-2020

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