One of the Directive Principles of the state policy as contained in the Constitution of India is to promote the educational & economic interests of the Scheduled Tribes (STs). The Central Government currently runs eight (8) different schemes for the promotion of education of STs.
One of the Directive Principles of the state policy as contained in the Constitution of India is to promote the educational & economic interests of the Scheduled Tribes (STs). Improving education levels is one of the high priority goals of the central government. Currently, there are eight (8) different central schemes for the education of STs in three different categories.
Umbrella Scheme for Education of ST Students
- Pre-Matric Scholarship
- Post Matric Scholarship
- Vocational Training Centres
- Establishment of Hostels for ST boys and girls
- Establishment of Ashram Schools
National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students
- Top Class Education
- Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship
National Overseas Scholarship for ST students
Details of Various Schemes
Expenditure on these Schemes
The total expenditure on these 8 schemes is about 25 to 30% of the total budgetary allocation for the Ministry of Tribal affairs. Rest of the budgetary allocation is for Central Assistance to various state plans. Close to 70% of the total expenditure on educational schemes is incurred on the Post Matric Scholarships to ST students.
|Amount Spent on Various Educational Schemes for STs (in Rs Crore)|
|S.No||Name of the Scheme||2011-12||2012-13||2013-14||2014-15|
|1||Post Matric Scholarship||821.68||748.5||748.5|| |
|2||Pre- Matric Scholarship||50||111.73||211.52|
|4||Establishment of Ashram Schools||75||61||72.17|
|6||Top Class Education||7||10.11||9.5|
|7||National Overseas Scholarship||1||1||0.98||1|