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Reduction in Budgetary Allocation of the Ministry

New Delhi: Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the budget estimates for the Ministry of Minority Affairs have been reduced at Revised Estimates (RE) stage in the financial year 2021-22. However, an increased amount of ₹ 5020.50 crore has been allocated in F.Y. 2022-23. Also, Ministry has expended 98.46% of the allocated budget in 2021-22.

The Ministry of Minority Affairs implements Pre-matric, Post Matric and Merit cum mean scholarship scheme for educational empowerment of students or beneficiaries belonging to six notified minority communities i.e. Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Zoroastrian (Parsi) in all States across the country. Also Maulana Azad Education Foundation implements Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship for meritorious girls belonging to minority community. Since 2014-15, 5.20 crore Scholarships have been provided to the students belonging to minority communities compared to 3.03 crore scholarships before 2014-15.

The year-wise details of the aforesaid Scholarships awarded during each of the last five years i.e. from 2016-17 to 2021-22 are as follows:

Year Total
2016-17 49,33,933
2017-18 62,42,892
2018-19 66,93,890
2019-20 67,24,551
2020-21 62,62,692
2021-22* 66,44,642

* Data Provisional for 2021-22. Disbursement of Scholarships continues in 2022-23.

The rates/amount admissible under the aforesaid 3 scholarship schemes are at Annexure.

Annexure

PRE-MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME

S.

No.

Item Hosteller Day Scholar
1. Admission fee from class VI to X Rs.500/- per annum subject to actual. Rs.500/- per annum subject to actual.
2. Tuition fee from class VI to X Rs.350/- per month subject to actual. Rs.350/- per month subject to actual.
3. Maintenance allowance (payable for a period not exceeding 10 months in an academic year)
(i) Class I to V* Nil Rs. 100/- per month
(ii) Class VI to X* Rs. 600/- per month. Rs. 100/- per month

POST MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME

S. No. Item Hosteller Day scholar
1 Admission and Tuition fee for classes XI and XII. Actual subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs.7,000 per annum Actual subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs.7,000 per annum
2 Admission and course/tuition fee for technical and vocational courses of XI and XII level. (Includes fees/charges for raw materials, etc.) Actual subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs.10,000 per annum Actual subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs.10,000 per annum
3 Admission and tuition fee for under-graduate, post graduate. Actual subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs.3,000 per annum Actual subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs.3,000 per annum
4 Maintenance allowance for 10 months only in an academic year (Includes expenses for study material, etc.)
Rs. 380 per month Rs. 230 per month
(i) Classes XI and XII including technical and vocational courses of this level.
(ii) Courses other than technical and professional courses at under-graduate and post graduate level Rs. 570 per month Rs. 300 per month
(iii) M. Phil and Ph.D.

(For those researchers who are not awarded any fellowship by university or any other authority)

Rs. 1200 per month Rs. 550 per month

MERIT-CUM-MEANS BASED SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME

S.

No.

Item Hostellers Day Scholars
1. Maintenance Allowance (for 10 month only) Rs.1,000/- per month Rs.500/- per month
2. Course Fee* Rs.20,000/-p.a. or actual whichever is less Rs.20,000/-p.a. or actual whichever is less

* Full course fee is reimbursed for applicants from 85 eligible listed institutions.

BEGUM HAZRAT MAHAL NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME

S.

No.

Class Amount of Scholarship
1. Class IX & X Rs. 5,000/-
2. Class XI & XII Rs. 6,000/-

This information was given by the Union Minister for Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.