SRESHTA Scheme

To ensure core development and welfare of meritorious SC category students

On December 2, 2021 Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Mr. Virendra Kumar announced Residential Education for Students in High Schools in Targeted Areas – SRESHTA scheme for the betterment of Scheduled Caste students in the country. This scheme is about to be launched on December 6, 2021 during the occasion of Mahaparinirvan Divas in the remembrance of Dr. BR Ambedkar. This celebration would be a part of ongoing Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav marking the 75 years of independence. Under SRESHTA scheme the central government will support the meritorious scheduled caste students by providing them with quality residential education in reputed private schools. This scheme would help the students to get quality education in schools with residential facilities. This scheme tends to focus on welfare and upliftment of the scheduled category students in the country.

Scheme Overview:

SchemeSRESHTA scheme
Scheme UnderCentral Government
Announcement DateDecember 2, 2021
Launch DateDecember 6, 2021
Scheme BenefitQuality residential education to meritorious SC category students in reputed private schools.
BeneficiariesMeritorious SC category students in the country
ObjectiveTo ensure core development and welfare of meritorious SC category students

Objectives and Benefits:

  • The main objective of the scheme is to support the meritorious and bright SC category students in the country.
  • Under this scheme the beneficiary students will be provided with high quality residential education in reputed private schools.
  • The scheme aims to encourage the students to pursue higher education.
  • It aims to reduce the dropout rates of the SC category students in higher education.
  • It tends to ensure socio-economic upliftment of the SC category
  • This initiative will ensure development and welfare of the students.

Key Points:

  • Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Mr. Virendra Kumar announced Residential Education for Students in High Schools in Targeted Areas – SRESHTA scheme on December 2, 2021.
  • This scheme is planned to be launched on December 6, 2021 during the occasion of Mahaparinirvan Divas in the remembrance of Dr. BR Ambedkar.
  • This celebration would be a part of ongoing Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav marking the 75 years of independence
  • SRESHTA is aimed to be launched for the betterment of Scheduled Caste students in the country.
  • This scheme would help the meritorious SC category students to get high quality residential education in schools with residential facilities.
  • Schools under this scheme will be identified district wise by NITI Ayog.
  • The scheme aims to encourage the SC category students to pursue higher education.
  • This scheme aims that reducing the dropout rates of SC students in higher education specifically from Class 9th to 12th.
  • It tends to ensure upliftment and welfare of the SC students in the country.
  • The will also support the existing institutions being run by voluntary organizations for the welfare of SC category.
  • In the next five years the Social Justice and Empowerment ministry aims to support about 24800 meritorious SC students in the country.

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