Cabinet Approves Continuation & Revision of “Post Matric Scholarship for OBC Students” (Download PDF)

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Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved continuation & revision of Centrally Sponsored Scheme of “Post Matric Scholarship for Other Backward Classes Students for studying in India” (PMS-OBC) for years 2017 - 18,2018 - 19 & 2019 - 20.

CCEA Decision August 9,2018

Details of Post Matric Scholarship for OBC Students for Studying in India

  • Estimated cost of Scheme will be ₹ 3,085 cr.
  • Revised scheme will cover more OBC students & will ensure effective implementation & monitoring of scheme & achieve de-duplication.
  • It fully centrally sponsored scheme that aims to provide financial assistance to OBC students studying at post-matriculation or post-secondary stage to enable them to complete their education.

Revised Features of Post Matric Scholarship for Other Backward Classes Students for Studying in India

  • Annual parental income will be increased from ₹ 1 Lakh to ₹ 1.5 lakh.
  • 30 % of funds allocated earmarked for girl students & 5 % for students w/disabilities.
  • Disbursement of scholarships thru Aadhaar seeded bank accounts.
  • Since Scheme is fund-limited, central assistance shall be released according to Notional Allocation. Concept of Committed Liability shall not apply to States/UTs for releases.

Background on Post Matric Scholarship for Other Backward Classes Students for Studying in India

  • “Post Matric Scholarship for Other Backward Classes Students for studying in India” (PMS-OBC) is flagship scheme of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
  • It is in operation since 1998 - 99.
  • It enables approx. 40 lakh OBC students to pursue higher study after class X per year.

- Published/Last Modified on: October 9, 2018

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