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Government of India
Ministry of Minority Affairs
24-August-2012 20:25 IST
Financial Allocations for Students Belonging to Minority Communities
The financial allocations provided by the Union Government for Pre-matric, Post-matric and Merit-cum-means Scholarship Schemes of the Ministry of Minority Affairs during the last three years and the current year are as under:

 

The financial allocations provided by the Union Government for Pre-matric, Post-matric and Merit-cum-means Scholarship Schemes of the Ministry of Minority Affairs during the last three years and the current year are as under:

Year

Pre-matric Scholarship Scheme

Post-matric Scholarship Scheme

Merit-cum means based Scholarship Scheme

2009-10

200.00

150.00

100.00

2010-11

450.00

265.00

135.00

2011-12

600.00

450.00

140.00

2012-13

900.00

500.00

220.00

Giving this information in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Shri Vincent H. Pala, Minister of State for Minority Affairs, said that the above financial allocations are for all the five notified minority communities.  However, the number of scholarships given to each of the minority community in any State/ Union Territory under these Schemes are strictly determined on the basis of population ratio in that State/ Union Territory as per 2001 Census. The Minister also informed the House that there has been no delay on the part of the Government of India in releasing funds to States/ Union Territories after proposals complete in all respects were received.

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