Rs. 448362 lakh released for Pre and Post Matric Scholarship for ST students from 2015-16 to 2017-18

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New Delhi: During 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 a total of Rs 448362 lakh was released for Pre and Post-Matric Scholarship Schemes for Scheduled Tribe students of which Rs. 406464.23 lakh has been utilized. For Pre Matric Scholarship Schemes for Scheduled Tribe students, Rs 60693.62 lakh was released during the above period of which Rs. 57312.24 lakh has been utilized while for Post Matric Scholarship Schemes, Rs387668.7 lakh was released of which Rs. 349151.99 lakh was utilized.

Details of Fund Released and Utilized to State Government/UT Administrations under the Scheme of Pre-Matric Scholarship for ST students studying in classes IX & X is given below:

(Rs. in lakh)

Year & Category

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19
(As on 23.07.2018)
Fund Released

Utilized

Fund Released

Utilized

Fund Released

Utilized

Fund Released

Total Amount

Total

22868.95

20990.94

8416.64

7727.26

29408.03

28594.04

18293.07

Details of Fund Sanctioned/Released and Utilized to State Governments/UTs Administrations under the Scheme of Post Matric Scholarship for ST students is given below:

(Rs. in lakh)

Year & Category

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19
(As on 23.07.2018)

Fund Released

Utilized

Fund Released

Utilized

Fund Released

Utilized

Fund Released

Total Amount

85714.55

83447.95

155567.36

148547.00

146386.79

117157.04

41592.21

Proposal to increase the scholarship amount under Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for ST students from the existing Rs.150/- to Rs.225/- per month for Day Scholars, and from Rs.350/- to Rs.525/- per month for Hostellers has been submitted for approval of the Competent Authority.

This information was given by the Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Shri. Jaswantsinh Bhabhor in Rajya Sabha today.