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Organization : Tripura Directorate Of Tribal Welfare
Scholarship Name : Pre-Matric Scholarship for ST Students 2024
Applicable For : Scheduled Tribes students
Applicable State : Tripura
Application Last Date : 31st March 2024
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What is Tripura Pre-Matric ST Scholarship Schemes?

Pre-Matric Scholarship for ST Students 2024 is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme implemented by Ministry of Tribal Affairs to grant scholarship to eligible ST students for pursuing education in Classes IX and X. To support ST children studying in classes IX and X so that the incidence of drop- out, especially in transition from elementary to secondary stage is minimized, and ST students can have a better chance of progressing to the post-matric stage of education. Last Date of Scholarship is 31st March 2024.

Related / Similar Scholarship : Tribal Welfare Department One Time Financial Support OTFS for Economically Weaker Meritorious ST Students

Eligibility of Pre-Matric ST Scholarship

I. Applicant student should belong to the Scheduled Tribe, so specified in relation to the State/Union Territory to which he/she actually belongs (Domicile State).
II. The student should be studying in a Government School or in a School recognized by Government or a Central/State Board of Secondary Education.
III. The family income of student from all sources should not exceed Rs. 2.5 lakh per annum.
IV. The student should have a valid account in a Scheduled Bank, linked with Aadhaar and mobile number.
V. The student should not be getting any other scholarship.
VI. Scholarship for studying in any class will be available for only one year. If a student has to repeat a class, he/she would not get scholarship for the same class twice. The student can renew scholarship for the next class when he/she is promoted.

Income Criteria :
The applicant student’s family income from all sources should not exceed Rs.2,50,000/- (Rs. two lakh fifty thousand) per annum.

Selection Of Candidates for Pre-Matric ST Scholarship

I. All States/UTs are required to develop an online platform for inviting online application and disbursement of scholarship through DBT mode into the bank account of student. The States/UTs can opt for National Scholarship Portal for inviting such applications.

II. The States/UTs would obtain necessary documents from the student as mentioned in para 3 above. Any student found to have stated wrong facts or given misrepresented facts would become ineligible and will be liable to be debarred from the scheme.

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III. Before initiating registration process, students are advised to carefully go through the instructions of State /NSP portal and should have all documents mentioned in para 3 above. The applicant while applying should take care of the following.
a. Candidates belonging to one State (Domicile State) but studying in other State will be awarded scholarships by the State to which they belong (domicile State) and will submit their applications to the competent authorities in their domicile State.

b. Bank account details (A/c Number, IFSC Code) given in applications need to be correct and the account should remain active (i.e. non-dormant). The account should be held in the name of student/parent and linked with Aadhaar and mobile to ensure timely DBT.

c. The resolution/quality of documents and photo uploaded should be adequate and document should be legible and clear.

d. The mobile number provided in the application should be correct, active and should belong to the applicant or the parent. The student should continue the same mobile number linked with the bank account for entire period of scholarship. In case of any change, the student needs to get the changed number incorporated in the records.

e. The applicant student should take timely action on the SMS received from State owned portal/NSP.
f. The applicant should follow up with institutes for application verification before the deadline.
g. The applicant should rectify the error(s) and comply with the remarks made in the application, in case the application is marked as defective in State owned portal/NSP.
h. The applicant shall note that applications marked as rejected by the nodal officer during verification process will not be considered for further processing on NSP, in respect of those States which are on NSP.

Important Dates of Pre-Matric ST Scholarship

Scheme Closing Date – Open till 31-03-2024
Defective Application Verification Date – Open till 05-04-2024
Institute Verification – Open till 05-04-2024
DNO/SNO/MNO Verification – Open till 15-04-2024

Documents Required for Pre-Matric ST Scholarship

Students need to carefully go through State/ NSP portal for required documents to be uploaded with the application form as mentioned in clause 3 of guidelines.
a. Aadhar Number
b. Domicile certificate
c. ST certificate issued by competent authority of State.
d. Family Income Certificate.
e. Disability certificate.
f. Scanned copy of the passport size photograph

The State/UT may specify the procedure for issuing ST certificate, family Income Certificate and Disability certificate and the competent authority to issue such certificate. If the State has online system of issuing such certificate including certificate of examination passed, State/UT may link the portal through Digilocker so that the certificates placed in Digilocker can be fetched automatically.

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