Rs.2204.44 Crore spent by Minority Affairs Ministry on scholarship schemes during 2019-20 on 67,21,630 beneficiaries

New Delhi: The number of beneficiaries and the amount spent on scholarships schemes of Ministry of Minority Affairs during 2019-20 is as under:

Number of Beneficiaries Amount spent

(In ₹ Crore)

67,21,630 2204.44


Disbursement of scholarships under the three Scholarship Schemes viz Pre-Matric, Post- Matric, Merit-cum-Means and Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship Scheme for 2019-20, continues in 2020-21.

The nationwide lockdown did not affect the payment of scholarships as the aforesaid Scholarship Schemes of this Ministry are implemented through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP)/ Online Portal and the amount of scholarship is transferred under the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode directly into the bank account of the beneficiary.

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