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PMSS 2019 for wards of CAPF, AR and State Police Personnel

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Government of India announces Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme (PMSS) for wards of Central Armed Police Forces, Assam Rifles and State Police Personnel 2019-20

PMSS for wards of CAPF, AR and State Police Personnel 2019-20 – The Welfare and Rehabilitation Board (WARB), Ministry of Home Affairs invites applications for Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme from the dependent widows and wards of Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles personnel and dependent wards of State Police personnel to pursue the first professional degree at undergraduate or postgraduate level.
 
Introduction

  • Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme (PMSS) under the aegis of the National Defence Fund, was introduced from the academic year 2006-07 to encourage higher technical & professional education for the dependent wards & widows of Central Armed Police Forces & Assam Rifles (CAPFs & AR) Personnel.
  • From the academic session 2019-20, this scheme had further been extended for the dependent wards of State Police Personnel who are martyred during Terror/ Naxal attacks 

No. of Scholarship

  • For the wads for CAPF and AR, total 2000 Scholarship (equally for both girls & boys) under PMSS will be given for the each academic year in addition to renewal cases of previous years. Similarly, total 500 scholarships will be given to the wards of State Police Personnel who are martyred during terror/Naxal attacks in equal number to the Boys and Girls.

Duration of Scholarship

  • Upto five years (depending upon the duration of the course being pursued by the applicant and as approved by the respective regulatory body.

Scholarship Amount

The amount of the scholarship would be as follows:

  • 2500/- per month for male students
  • 3000/- per month for female students

See: National Scholarship

Payment of Scholarship

  • The Scholarship amount under PMSS from the academic year 2019-20 onwards for applicants selected under fresh and renewal categories is being credited/ transferred directly into the Bank account of the selected applicants through Public Finance Management System (PFMS) under the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Programme of the Government. 
  • Submission of bank particulars including account number of nationalized bank by the applicant duly seeded with Aadhar Number is mandatory.

 

Eligibility Criteria for PMSS for wards of CAPF, AR and State Police Personnel 2019-20

For CAPF’s and Assam Rifles

    • Wards/widows of deceased CAPFs & AR personnel died in harness/election duty, wards of personnel disabled due to causes attributable to Government service and Wards of Ex-CAPFs & AR personnel in receipt of Gallantry Awards.
    • Wards/widows of retired and serving CAPFs & AR Personnel. (Personnel below Officer Rank)
    • Pursuing first professional degree programme in the field of Engineering, Medicine, Dental, Veterinary, BBA, BCA, B. Pharma, B.SC (Nursing, Agriculture, etc.), MBA and MCA etc. in accordance with the guidelines as mentioned in Para- 8 (B).

 

  • Having minimum 60% marks in Minimum Entry Qualification (MEQ) i.e. 10+2/Diploma/ Graduation or equivalent in case of new applicant. Or

 

  • For applicants applying under renewal category, it is mandatory to pass the each subsequent academic year of the professional courses being pursued by them with minimum 50% marks.
  • A grace period of one year only for cases, where there is a delay on part of candidate for submission of application for renewal of scholarship may be entertained

 For State Police Forces

  • Dependent wards of State Police Personnel who are martyred during Terror/ Naxal attacks are eligible under this category subject to the following
    • Pursuing first professional degree programme in the field of Engineering, Medicine, Dental, Veterinary, BBA, BCA, B. Pharma, B.SC (Nursing, Agriculture, etc.), MBA and MCA etc. in accordance with the guidelines as mentioned in Para- 8 (B).

 

  • Having minimum 60% marks in Minimum Entry Qualification (MEQ) i.e. 10+2/Diploma/ Graduation or equivalent in case of new applicant. Or

 

  • For applicants applying under renewal category, it is mandatory to pass the each subsequent academic year of the professional courses being pursued by them with minimum 50% marks.
  • A grace period of one year only for cases, where there is a delay on part of candidate for submission of application for renewal of scholarship may be entertained

See: OBC Scholarship

Order of Preference

Applications received from the eligible applicants under new category will be shortlisted on the basis of order of preference as mentioned below and percentage of marks obtained by them in MEQ:-

 

  • For CAPF’s and Assam Rifles

 

  • Category-A:  Wards/Widows of CAPFs & AR personnel killed in action.
  • Category-B: Wards of Ex-CAPFs & AR personnel disabled in action
  • Category-C: Wards/Widows of deceased CAPFs & AR personnel died for causes attributable to Government service including casualties during conduct of Election.
  • Category-D: Wards of Ex-CAPFs & AR personnel disabled while in service with disability attributable to Government Service.
  • Category-E: Wards of Ex-CAPFs & AR personnel in receipt of Gallantry Awards.
  • Category-F: Wards of Ex- CAPFs & AR personnel (PBOR).
  • Category-G: Wards of serving CAPFs & AR personnel (PBOR) subject to availability of scholarship.

 

  • Dependent wards of State Police Personnel

 

Note: 

  • Wards of deceased CAPF/AR personnel will be considered for scholarship under Categories “A” to “F” as per their priority, even on compassionate appointment of spouse/NOKs in CAPFs. Similarly, wards of deceased State Police Personnel Martyred in Terror/ Naxalite violence will be considered under 4(II) above
  • There will be no rank restriction for the Categories A to E and Dependent wards of State Police Personnel
  • The Wards of Assistant Commandant, holding Local Rank of CAPFs & AR (who are not entailing the pay benefits of Assistant Commandant and drawing the Salary of Inspectors) are eligible for granting PMS under category “F” & “G” also.
  • This scholarship is admissible for only two children per family and should be ensured by the beneficiaries as well as by the respective CAPF & AR.
  • The applicants irrespective of his /her marital status are eligible for PMSS.

Minimum Entry Qualification (MEQ)

  • Minimum Entry Qualification (MEQ) : For being eligible for the scholarship under PMSS, an applicant should have secured minimum 60% marks in MEQ i.e. 10+2/ Diploma/ Graduation as the case may be. MEQ for entry to various professional course differs. For example, MEQ for MBBS is 10+2 whereas for BE/B.Tech it is 10+2/Diploma. It is graduation for B. Ed and MBA.

Note: –

  • Wards admitted in 2nd year of technical/professional Bachelor Degree Course (BE/B.Tech etc) through lateral entry after completion of Diploma courses are eligible for PMS.
  • In case of applicant passed XII exam from CBSE, marks obtained in best of five subjects out of 500 will be considered for calculating the percentage of marks in MEQ.

Courses applicable under PMSS:

  • Only First professional degree courses like BE, B Tech, BDS, MBBS, B.Ed., BBA, BCA, B Pharma, B.Sc (Nursing, Agriculture, etc.) duly recognized by the respective Government Regulatory Bodies, such as All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Medical Council of India (MCI), University Grant Commission (UGC).
  • Details of professional degree courses applicable for PMSS are mentioned in the detailed guidelines

Scholarship for Integrated Courses – 

  • The PMSS is restricted to first Professional Degree Courses only. It is applicable for B.Ed but not for BA+B.Ed, also for LLB not for BA+LLB. In case of integrated ME/M.Tech/M.Pharma, the scholarship will be given for initial three/four years as the case may be.

 
See: Prime Ministers Research Fellowship (PMRF) 2019
 

Selection Criteria 

  • The selection of the candidates is done on the basis of percentage of marks obtained by them in MEQ and the order of preference set by WARB.

PMSS for wards of CAPF, AR and State Police Personnel 2019-20 Application Process

  • From the academic year 2019 -20 onwards, the Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme (PMSS) for CAPFs & AR is being implemented through National Scholarship Portal (NSP).
  • All the eligible applicants need to apply online on the website of National Scholarship Portal (NSP) on or before 15th December 2019.

Documents Required

Following documents in the respective category are mandatorily required to be submitted/ uploaded by the applicant for applying under PMSS

  • Service certificate
  • Scanned copy of the mark sheet of MEQ i.e class 12, Diploma, Graduation or equivalent
  • PPO or Discharge certificate Mandatory for category A to F
  • Disability certificate (mandatory for Death certificate (mandatory for category A and C)
  • Certificate of Gallantry award (Mandatory for category E)
  • For State Police Personal ward – A certificate indicating the person is killed in terror/Naxal attack.

 

PMSS for wards of CAPF, AR and State Police Personnel 2019-20 Important Dates

  • Scholarship Announcement Date: 6th November 2019
  • Scholarship Closing Date: 15th December 2019
  • Scrutiny/verification & confirmation of application by College/Institute/University to be done during 16th -31st December 2019
  • Scrutiny/verification & confirmation of application by CAPFs & AR 01st -15th January 2020
  • Merit List Preparation and LOT Generation Phase: 16th -26th January 2020
  • Processing for sanctioning of scholarship by R&W Director, MHA from PMO: 27 January – 5th February 2020.
  • Disbursement of scholarship amount to be done during: 16th – 28th February 2020
  • Dispatch of personal letters from Hon’ble Prime Minister in appropriate language from WARB/CAPFs/AR: 15th March 2020

 
See: Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for RPF/RPSF
 

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