Pre-Matric Scholarship for Tribals was being implemented through State Govt/UT Administration in a defined fund sharing pattern, the central government said. This is a centrally sponsored scheme (CSS). The state governments/UT Administrations are required to furnish a consolidated proposal to the Ministry of Tribal Affairs along with Utilisation Certificate and statement of expenditure for the release of central assistance.
The central government releases funds on the basis of the number of applications received from eligible ST students. It has released the central share of assistance up to 2017-18 to all those states which have furnished the information/documents, the government said in a statement.
It said that the first installment of central assistance for 2018-19 has also been released to 13 states which have furnished required information/documents.
“The Ministry has also been repeatedly raising this issue of required documents with States/UTs in various review meetings, video conferences etc. so that the eligible beneficiaries may get scholarships in time,” the statement said.
The ministry said it was committed to meeting requirements of Pre-Matric Scholarship.