Union Cabinet today gave its approval to increase the total family
income ceiling under the central sector scholarship scheme of “Top Class
Education” for Scheduled Tribe (ST) students” from the existing Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 4.50 lakh per annum, with effect from the selection year 2013-14.
enhancement of the ceiling of the annual total family income from all
sources will enable larger number of ST students avail benefits of the
scheme. This will also act as a major incentive for ST students
pursuing higher and technical education.
decision does not entail any additional burden. The expenditure on
account of revision of the scheme would be met under the existing budget
allocation for each year.
The Central Sector scholarship scheme of “Top Class Education” for ST students’ was
approved by the Cabinet in its meeting held in May 2007 and came into
force with effect from 2007-08. The objective of the scheme is to
provide adequate financial support to ST students for pursuing
professional education in selected premier institutions of the country.
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