Ambedkar DBT Voucher Scheme, Rajasthan

To enable financial assistance to the students belonging to reserved categories for residential facilities

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot recently approved the proposal for Ambedkar DBT Voucher Scheme for the students belonging to various reserved categories like SC, ST, OBC, MBC and EWS. This scheme will provide vouchers to the college students studying in government colleges in urban areas for residential facilities. Under this scheme about Rs. 7000 per month will be provided for residential facilities at divisional headquarters and Rs. 5000 per month for district headquarters. This scheme will start from this academic year 2021-22.

Scheme Overview:

Scheme name:Ambedkar DBT Voucher Scheme
Scheme Under:Rajasthan Government
Approved By:Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot
Scheme Benefit:Financial Assistance through vouchers  for residential facilities
Beneficiaries:All the students belonging to  SC, ST, OBC, MBC and EWS categories, studying in government colleges
Objective:To enable financial assistance to the students belonging to reserved categories for residential facilities

List of scheme lunched by Rajasthan Government

Objectives and Benefits:

  • The main objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to the reserved category students
  • This scheme will cover all the students belonging to SC, ST, OBC, MBC and EWS categories, studying in government colleges
  • The scheme will enable the students to pursue higher education
  • It will enable the students to have secured residential stay for studying in colleges in urban areas away from their homes
  • It will provide help to the students to meet their expenses for residence
  • This financial assistance will help the students with further studies without having financial constraints
  • This scheme tends to ensure the welfare of college students belonging to reserved categories across the state

Key Points:

  • Rajasthan government approved the proposal for implementing Ambedkar DBT Voucher Scheme for the students belonging to SC, ST, OBC, MBC and EWS categories, studying in government colleges
  • The final decision of approval was taken by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot
  • Under this scheme the beneficiary students will be provided with vouchers for residential facilities
  • According to Social Justice and Empowerment Department’s proposal, about 5000 students who scored at least 75% marks in the previous examination will be provided with vouchers based on merit for 10 months in an academic year
  • Under this scheme about Rs. 7000 per month will be provided for residential facilities at divisional headquarters and Rs. 5000 per month for district headquarters
  • This scheme will start from the academic year 2021-22 throughout the state
  • Students living in hostels run by state government departments will not be eligible under this scheme
  • This scheme will give the students a chance to pursue to higher education as per their choice even in urban areas
  • No reserved category student will opt out of higher education due to financial constraints
  • Financial assistance by the way of vouchers for residential facilities will help the students studying in colleges in urban areas away from their homes
  • This scheme will ensure social welfare of the college students belonging to the reserved categories in the state

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