Prime Minister's Scholarship Scheme For RPF/RPSF

Name of the Scholarship
Prime Minister's Scholarship Scheme For RPF/RPSF

Sponsor body of the scholarship
The Ministry of Railways under Government of India is offering this scholarship.

About the scholarship
Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme (PMSS) was announced by the then Hon’ble Prime Ministers of India in his address to the nation form the historical Red Ford on 15th August, 2005. Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme was introduced from the Academic year 2008-09 for RPF. It was introduced to encourage higher technical and professional education for the dependent wards of Ex/Serving RPF/RPSF personnel and widows (below the Rank of Gazetted officer)

Eligibility for the scholarship
Students who have taken regular admission in 2017-18 are only eligible for PMSS 2017- 18. Students should have secured 60% and above in Minimum Educational Qualification (MEQ) i.e. 12th Std., Diploma/Graduation.

The scholarship is admissible for only two wards per family and should be ensured by the beneficiaries as well as by the concerned zonal railways/RPSF.

Benefits of the scholarship
A total of 150 scholarships will be disbursed under this scheme. The amount of scholarship would be as follow:
1- INR 2,000 per month for male students
2- INR 2,250 per month for female students
The payment of scholarship will be granted after the approval of the DG/RPF as per the order of merit in each year.

Term and condition
1-The scholarship scheme is tenable for one to five years depending on the duration of the course. 
2-50% of the scholarships are reserved for female candidates. In the case of any shortfall in the fresh cases, the scholarship numbers shall not be adjusted from girls/boys.
3-All selected applicants will receive a personal letter from Honourable Prime Minister in the appropriate language. 
4-The scholarships will be disbursed to selected students in their respective bank accounts through the Public Finance Management System (PFMS) under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) 

Application procedure
From the academic year  the PMSS for RPF (Ministry of Railways) will be implemented through National Scholarship Portal (NSP2.0). For this, all the eligible applicants need to apply online on the website www.scholarship.gov.in by 30th September every year. Final compiled list of eligible candidates will be prepared by Security Directorate, Railway Board by 20th October for onward submission to PMO.

Mobile number is mandatory to register on National Scholarships Portal on which One Time Password (OTP) will be received for further process. A maximum of two registrations may be made with a mobile number.

Official website
For more information
1-National Scholarship Portal http://www.scholarship.gov.in/

Any additional information
Following documents in the respective category are mandatorily required to be submitted/ uploaded by the applicant for applying under PMSS:
1- Service Certificate issued by respective offices of the serving personnel for category IV.
2- A copy of PPO/Discharge certificate/book for Categories I, II and III.
3- Applicants are required to upload duly attested scanned copy of the mark-sheet/Grade card of MEQ i.e. 10+2/ Diploma/Graduation (as the case may be).

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