Scholarship To The Children of Sweeper Community

In India we have the right which is for everyone and the right is Right to Education (RTE) but still there are many who are deprived of this privilege due to their economic conditions. Such is the case with the children of sweeper community and the worker which undertake risky jobs of cleaning to make our locality clean. They are on vey wages and cannot afford even their basic needs i.e. food, shelter and clothes, then how they’ll bear the expenses of education of their children. Understanding their economic pain Government of Rajasthan launched the scheme “Scholarship to the Children of Sweeper Community” under which the children of sweeper and other worker who risk their life for earning will get scholarship. The scheme was started back in the year 1994 and got little updated in the year 2003. Under the scheme the children get scholarship in two formats, one is to the school going and involved in researches and other is to hostelers. Based on the class of education scholarship is given. Students from 1st to 8th standard are eligible for the scheme.

Benefits of Scholarship To The Children of Sweeper Community:

  • Scholarship to day scholar: It means children who are going to school and do not live in hostels but are in 1st, 2nd,….,8th standard will get scholarship of Rs. 110 per month for 10 months and Rs. 750 per year once in a year
  • Scholarship to holtelers: Here children from 3rd to 8th std. living in hostel will get Rs. 700 per month for 10 months and Rs. 1000 once every year
  • More development in the community: With education children of these communities will get more exposure to the knowledge and other things in which they can grow their interest and can make career rather than doing same job what their parents do

Eligibility for Scholarship To The Children of Sweeper Community:

  1. Child must be from Rajasthan State
  2. His/her parents must be into sweeping profession
  3. Must be from reserved category (e.g. ST/SC/NT/Minority/etc.)

Documents Required:

  1. Application form
  2. Previous year mark sheets
  3. Residential Proof (electricity bill, water connection bill, gas connection bill, ration card, voter id, Aadhar card, pan card or driving license)
  4. Aadhar Card
  5. Caste Certificate
  6. Caste Validity
  7. Certificate from teacher indicating the admission of the children into the school
  8. Passport size photograph (not mandatory but it is recommended to keep one)
  9. Bank passbook having (bank name, branch name, account holder name, account number, IFSC & MICR code)

Application form:

To apply for the scheme, the student has to submit an application form for the scheme with required documents to the principal of the school where he/she is studying (Application form is available at the following link: Application Form of Scholarship For The Children of Sweeper Community)

Contact Details:

  1. Principal of the respective school
  2. District Educational Minister
  3. In case you know where your complaint is pending, file another complaint to the higher authority than previous one

References and Details:

To know more about the scheme follow the following links:

  1. Official letter by Rajasthan Government: Guidlines for Scholarship For The Children Of Sweeper
  2. Application Form: Application Form of Scholarship For The Children of Sweeper Community

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