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Scholarship to the students from scheduled cast category

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As per UDISE 2021-22

report published by Department of School Education and Literacy, the State-wise detail of number of Scheduled Castes students studying in Pre-Matric classes (I-X) across the country is at Annexure-I.

Under the Pre-Matric scholarships scheme for SCs and others, the SC students studying in classes IXth and Xth are given a consolidated academic allowance as follows:

Student type Academic Allowance

(Rs. per annum)

Day-scholar 3500
Hosteller 7000

 No reduction under the head of aforementioned scheme has been made during the period of 2018 to 2022. Instead, the Central assistance released to the States for these years has been on increasing trend. The details of Central Assistance released to the States implementing the aforementioned scheme during the said period is at Annexure-II.

Annexure-I

State-wise details of number of Scheduled Castes students studying in Pre-Matric classes (I-X) across the country (As per UDISE 2021-22 Report)

S. No. State/UT SC students
Andaman & Nicobar Islands 466
Andhra Pradesh 2919829
Arunachal Pradesh 11218
Assam 1101241
Bihar 10099017
Chandigarh 38660
Chhattisgarh 1542582
Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu 6035
Delhi 791768
Goa 7079
Gujarat 1389846
Haryana 2353296
Himachal Pradesh 621381
Jammu & Kashmir 366907
Jharkhand 1962832
Karnataka 4033008
Kerala 882668
Ladakh 133
Lakshadweep 20
Madhya Pradesh 4874447
Maharashtra 5017326
Manipur 52287
Meghalaya 22314
Mizoram 4300
Nagaland 11402
Odisha 2574503
Puducherry 74559
Punjab 3518026
Rajasthan 6230522
Sikkim 16587
Tamilnadu 4980174
Telangana 2061091
Tripura 240203
Uttarakhand 909227
Uttar Pradesh 21733620
West Bengal 7628334
Total 8,80,76,908

Annexure-II

State-wise Central Assistance released during 2018 to 2022 under Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC students

(Rs. in Lakhs)

S.No State/ UT 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
1 Andhra Pradesh 0 0 4944 5089
2 Assam 0 0 0
3 Bihar 0 5550 7534
4 Chandigarh 0 27 36
5 Chhattisgarh 0 1041 0
6 Daman & Diu 0 0 0.83 0
7 Delhi 0 268 291 699
8 Goa 0 0 3.6 0
9 Gujarat 0 1440 1044 1118
10 Haryana 0 368 0
11 Himachal Pradesh 0 0 408 374
12 Jammu &Kashmir 0 70 260 23
13 Jharkhand 1634 676 659 420
14 Karnataka 0 3691 6230 7658
15 Kerala 0 19 1368 1074
16 Madhya Pradesh 0 406 7784 4475
17 Maharashtra 0 0 0
18 Manipur 0 45 38.95
19 Odisha 996 2590 3512 2871
20 Puducherry 0 0 27 82
21 Punjab 0 3029 2743 3551
22 Rajasthan 3075 3323 3827 3673
23 Sikkim 0 4 5 2
24 Tamilnadu 0 0 5018 5394
25 Telangana 0 0 221
26 Tripura 259 469 30.57
27 Uttar Pradesh 2706 9075 12096 3732
28 Uttrakhand 0 344 143 469
29 West Bengal 2870 2854 6540 2371
Total 11540 35289 56903.4 50934*

*Central assistance reduced due to unspent balances available with the States

This information was given by Minister of state for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri A. Narayanaswamy in the Rajya Sabha in a written reply today.

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