Report by India Education bureau, New Delhi: Centrally Sponsored "Post-matric Scholarship Scheme for SC students" provides 100% central assistance to States/UTs, over and above their committed liability, for providing scholarships to eligible SC students studying at post matriculation or post secondary stage to enable them to complete their education.
The level of Committed Liability of respective State Governments/Union Territory Administrations for a year is equivalent to the level of actual expenditure incurred by them under the Scheme during the terminal year of the last Five year Plan period. The North-Eastern States are exempted from the committed liability.
Government of Gujarat alongwith some other States, had earlier made a request for exemption from the concept of ' committed liability'. It has been decided that the additional financial liability arising on account of revision of the Scheme w.e.f. 01.07.2010 shall be passed on to the States/UTs at the end of the XII Five Year Plan (w.e.f. 01.04.2017) and not at the end of the XI plan.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri P. Balram Naik in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.