Govt. of India

Pre-Matric Scholarships to Children of those who are Engaged In Unclean Occupation

The Pre-matric Scholarships to Children of those who are engaged in unclean occupation Scheme is under Centrally Sponsored Scheme. The children of those parents who are engaged in unclean occupation in sweeping, scavenging, Tanning and Flaying are given scholarship from Std. I to Std. X. The Government of India is implementing the Scheme of Pre-Matric Scholarship to children of those engaged in ‘unclean’ occupations since 1977-78. Under the scheme, 100% central assistance is provided to State Governments/UT Administrations from the Government of India for the total expenditure under the Scheme, over and above their respective Committed Liability to implement this Scheme. The scholarships may be given to students enrolled in class I or any subsequent class or pre-matric stage in the case of day scholars, and class III or any subsequent class of pre-matric stage in case of hostellers. The scholarship will terminate at the end of class X. The duration of scholarship in an academic year is ten months. The scholarship will be tenable only in such institutions and for such pre matriculations courses, which have been duly recognized by the concerned State Government and Union Territory Administrations

Benefits of Pre-Matric Scholarships to Children of those who are Engaged In Unclean Occupation:

  • Day Scholars: Class I to X Rs. 110/- p.m. for ten month
  • Hostellers: Class III to X Rs. 700/- p.m. for ten month

Eligibility for Pre-Matric Scholarships to Children of those who are Engaged In Unclean Occupation:

  1. A person either presently engaged in manual scavenging or was so engaged up to or after 1.1.97 or the date on which the “The Employment of manual scavengers and construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act 1993” came into force in their State/UT, whichever is earlier
  2. A person who Presently engaged in Tanning and/or Flaying /waste picking
  3. Children who are born to parents who are not engaged in such occupations, but have been adopted by such person (as mentioned above) will be eligible for scholarship only after a lapse of three years from the date of such adoption provided that they have been living with the adopted parents since the date of such adoption. Such children will be eligible only if their parents furnish such certificates (such as of proof of their occupation, date of adoption etc.) as may be required by the concerned State Government/Union Territory administration
  4. The Scheme is under Centrally Sponsored Scheme. The children of those parents who are engaged in unclean occupation
  5. No income limit
  6. This Scheme is applicable for all category students

Documents required for Pre-Matric Scholarships to Children of those who are Engaged In Unclean Occupation:

  1. Parents who are engaged in unclean occupation required a certificate of Gram Sevak and Sarpanch, Head of Municipal Corporation, Commissioner of Corporation/Dy. Commissioner /ward Officer
  2. Caste Certificate is Mandatory

Application procedure:

  1. The concerned Department of the State Government/Union Territory administration will supply the application forms, which should be received back by that department along with prescribed certificate, by the last date

Contact details & References:

  1. Municipal Corporation
  2. For more details please visit following site
  3. http://socialjustice.nic.in/SchemeList/Send/24?mid=24541
  4. https://sjsa.maharashtra.gov.in/en/schemes-page?scheme_nature=33&Submit=Submit&page=4
  5. https://mahaeschol.maharashtra.gov.in/MahaEschol/Scholarships/Account/Login.aspx#1
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