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Organisation : Ministry of Railways
Scholarship Name : Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme For RPF/RPSF PMSS 2023-24
Applicable For : Wards of Ex/Serving RPF/RPSF personnel and widows
Applicable States/ UTs : All Over India
Last Date : 31st December, 2023
Website : https://scholarships.gov.in/
What is Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme For RPF/RPSF?
Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme was introduced from the Academic year 2008-09 for RPF. It was introduced to encourage higher technical and professional education for the dependent wards of Ex/Serving RPF/RPSF personnel and widows (below the Rank of Gazetted officer). Students should have secured 60% and above in Minimum Entry Qualification (MEQ) i.e. 12th Std., Diploma/Graduation. Last date of Scholarship is 31st December, 2023.
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).
Eligible For Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme For RPF/RPSF
** Students who have taken regular admission in 2023-24 are only eligible for PMSS 2023-24. Students should have secured 60% and above in Minimum Entry 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.
** Colleges/institutes/universities eligible : Only the institutes/universities/colleges having AISHE regulation will be permissible.
Minimum Marks In MEQ :
At least 60% marks/equivalent grade in MEQ for entry to various Professional Courses for the initial sanction of scholarship. MEQ for various courses are as under-
S.No. | Professional Course/Technical Course | MEQ
1 MBBS and equivalent Medical courses 12th Standard
2 B.E., B.Tech 10+2/Diploma (Diploma in case of lateral entry)
3 BBA, BCA, B.Sc.(Ag) etc. 12th Standard
4 MBA, B.Ed., MCA Graduation
5 BA LLB/BBA LLB/BSc LLB/B.Com LLB (5 year Integrated course only) 12th Standard
Amount Of Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme For RPF/RPSF
(a) The amount of scholarship would be as follows:
(i) 2500/- per month for male students
(ii) 3000/- 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 Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme For RPF/RPSF?
PMSS for RPF (Ministry of Railways) is being implemented through National Scholarship Portal (NSP2.0). For this, all the eligible applicants need to apply online on the website www.scholarship.gov.in for the academic year 2023-24 and onwards. Final compiled list of eligible candidates will be prepared by Security Directorate, Railway Board for onward submission to PMO.
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. Students will ensure that the college/institute/university etc. has registered with AISHE and been allocated the AISHE Code/Regulation.
Online Fresh Submission Of Application Form For Scholarship :
Online submission of Application form can be done through the website http://www.scholarships.gov.in/ in any of the internet access point.
(For better visibility use Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer)
Step 1:- Type www.scholarships.gov.in & Click on More Button
Step 2:- Click on Apply Button
Step 3:- New User? Register Here
Step 4:- Fill Registration Form
Fill all the details corresponding to the titles/labels appearing on the Registration page.
Note: Those marked as “*” are compulsory to be filled.
5. After successfully get registration done, Applicants will get their “Student Registration ID”
6. Through “Student Registration ID” Applicants will be able to login into the Account.
7. After successful login to the portal, Welcome Page Appeared.
8. On Clicking “Application Form” Icon, Applicants will be directed to the Application screen as shown below.
Note: The Application Form contains three important segments of information as mentioned below:
8a): Registration Details
8b): Academic Details
8c): Basic Details
9. On Clicking: Save & Continue” next page appeared.
Note: This Section of Application Form is also divided into three important segments of information as mentioned below:
9 a): contact Details
9b) Scheme Details
9c): Upload Documents
10. On Clicking “Final Submission” Application is finally submitted.
(Student can also take the print of the application if needed.)
This will complete the online Application Submission Process for Applying Scholarship on the National Scholarship Portal.
Online Process Flow for Prime MSS For RPF/RPSF
(i) Applicants apply online on NSP and upload the requisite documents. On successful submission of application/documents, a system generated registration number sent to the applicant which can be used for future references.
(ii)Verify all the requisite documents uploaded by the applicant from the record of College/Institute and recommended the same to the Security Directorate, Railway Board.
(iii) Verify all the requisite documents uploaded by the applicant related with service certificate, dependent certificate, PPO/discharge book (I to IV category), Category claimed by the applicant as per order of preference and other eligibility criteria.
iv) Consolidate the information received from Colleges/Institutions and prepare merit list for fresh applicants according to quota allotted to each zonal Railways as per Annexure-I. In case there is vacancy in the quota of a zonal railway, it is filled up by excess candidates of other railways by preparing combined merit list. List of applicants selected under renewal category is also prepared.
v) List of selected applicants along with bank particulars will be sent on line to PFMS.
vi) Calculate total scholarship amount required to be sanctioned under PMSS and process for credit/ transfer of scholarship directly into the bank account of the beneficiaries through Public Financial Management System (PFMS).
vii) PFMS- Validate bank accounts of the selected applicants from respective bank and credit/transfer of scholarship directly into the bank account of the beneficiaries. Ministry of Railways-Process for payment of scholarship from PMO.
** For this listed college/institute/university, RPF(Ministry of Railways) will be given a login ID & Password for logging on to the online system in order to scrutinize the received application and verify the requisite documents uploaded by the applicants for sanction, payment and tracking of scholarship by all the stake holders under PMSS.
What is the Last date of Scholarship?
Last date of Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme For RPF/RPSF PMSS 2023-24 (Ministry of Railways) is 31st December, 2023.
Defective Application Verification Date : 15-01-2024
Institute Verification : 15-01-2024