Govt. of Maharashtra

Pre-Metric Scholarship Scheme for Disabled Students in Maharashtra

Pre-metric Scholarship scheme for Disabled Students introduced by state government of Maharashtra in association with Social Justice and Special Assistance Department.  Under this scheme Maharashtra government provides Pre-metric Scholarship for Disabled person studying in 1st std. to 10thstd. The scholarship given by government is differs from 1st std. to 10th std. for Disabled Persons. The benefits provided for 1st to 4th std. (only for Pre-primary education for hearing impaired) is Rs.100/- per month, for 5th to 7th std. is Rs.150/- per month, for 8th to 10th std. is Rs.200/- per month, for mentally Retarded and mentally ill person up to age of 18 years is Rs.150/- per month, and for disabled trainees in workshop is Rs.300/- per month per student. The objective of the scheme to gives scholarships to encourage education of disabled children. Those persons who are physically disabled such as Blind, Low Vision, Hearing Impairment, Orthopedically Handicapped, Mentally Retarded, Mentally Illness & Leprosy cured will get benefits under this scheme. The main aim behind introducing this scheme is to support and encourage disabled persons so that they should be able to get education and live common life. Government has an intention to develop disabled people educationally and economically. Applicant should have minimum 40% disability and domicile of Maharashtra state for apply and get benefits from this scholarship scheme

Benefits of Pre-Metric Scholarship Scheme for Disabled Students in Maharashtra:

The benefits provided under this scheme is differs from 1st std. to 10th std.

  • Benefits provided for 1st to 4th (only for Pre-primary education for hearing impaired) is Rs.100/- per month per student
  • Benefits provided for 5th to 7th is Rs.150/- per month,
  • Benefits provided for 8th to 10th is Rs.200/- per month per student
  • Benefits provided for mentally Retarded and mentally ill person up to age of 18 years is Rs.150/- per month per student
  • Benefits provided for disabled trainees in workshop is Rs.300/- per month per student

Eligibility Criteria for Pre-Metric Scholarship Scheme for Disabled Students in Maharashtra:

  1. Applicant should have minimum 40% disability
  2. Applicant should be Domicile in Maharashtra
  3. Student should be studying in 1st to 10th std and should not be failed in last year
  4. There is no income limit for this scheme

Documents Required for Pre-Metric Scholarship Scheme for Disabled Students in Maharashtra:

  1. Aadhaar card
  2. Domicile certificate
  3. Certificate of disability having percentage of disability 40% or above
  4. Bank account details
  5. Passport size photos

Application Procedure for Pre-Metric Scholarship Scheme for Disabled Students in Maharashtra:

  1. Applicant should fill application form in prescribed format with all necessary documents and submitted to concern school

Contact Details:

  1. Applicant should contact district Social Welfare Office, zilla parishad and Assistant Commissioner Social Welfare Office ,Mumbai Urban & Mumbai Suburban
  2. Applicant also contact concerned school

References & Details:

  1. For more details about Pre-metric Scholarship scheme for Disabled person in Maharashtra visit: https://sjsa.maharashtra.gov.in/en/commissioner-persons-disability
  2. https://mahaschemes.maharashtra.gov.in/en/disability-welfare-scheme.html
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