Human Resource and Development

Anwesha Scheme For SC/ST Students

Anwesha scheme for the SC/ST students is the scheme by Orissa Government under which free education is provided to SC & ST students. Under the scheme government will bear all the expenses of the student like school fees, books, uniform, stationary and hostel. There will be reservation for both category students in the class. As of now there will be 70% reservation for Scheduled Tribe (ST) students and 30% for Scheduled Caste (SC) students. Admission will be on lottery basis which will be selected by the authority of the organization. With the scheme government aims at providing free education and bring more awareness among the Adivasi students in Orissa and ultimately bring development in the state. Government plans to enroll 50, 000 SC/ST students in phase one. Each student will get Rs. 25, 000 for school fees which does not include hostel expenditure. Every year 5000 students will be allowed to enroll for the standard 1 classes and from there the journey of education starts. The scheme was declared during Sargi Phul festival, which is the three days children festival celebrated by Adivasi’s of Orissa state.

Benefits of Anwesha Scheme for SC/ST Students:

  • Free education: The scheme provides free education to the students of SC & ST categories
  • Free hostels: Under the scheme the government constructed separate hostels for these students and they are provided free accommodation
  • Aims to enroll 50, 000 students: With these many numbers of students, there will be huge population from these categories who will get access to education
  • Free counsellor: The scheme will assign a counsellor to help students with their studies, which will be again free of cost
  • Other expenses by government: The state government will bear all the expenses like uniforms, book and other stationary
  • Seats reserved for SC/ST: There will be 70% seats for ST and 30% for SC reserved for the admission
  • Scholarship as well: With all these facilities, students in the school will also be eligible for other state funded scholarships

Eligibility for Anwesha Scheme for SC/ST Students:

  1. Student must be from Odisha State
  2. Student must be from SC & ST category

Documents Required:

  1. Lottery basis application
  2. Residential Proof (electricity bill, water connection bill, gas connection bill, ration card, voter id, Aadhar card, pan card or driving license)
  3. Aadhar Card
  4. Caste Certificate
  5. Caste Validity
  6. Passport size photograph (Parent’s as well as child’s photographs)
  7. Income Certificate

Application form:

To get the benefit for the scheme, beneficiary has to apply for lottery system which is available every year at the time of starting new academic year. (Advertisement will be displayed in the leading newspaper of the state)

Contact Details:

  1. Department of social justice and empowerment
  2. Nearest private schools
  3. District Education Minister
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