Education, Government of India, India, social development, Stories
 

The Eight (8) Central Sector Schemes for the Education of Tribal Students

1

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

Central Sector Schemes for the Education of Tribal Students_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.NoName of the Scheme2011-122012-132013-142014-15
1Post Matric Scholarship821.68748.5748.5 

1036.84

 

2Pre- Matric Scholarship50111.73211.52
3Vocational Training62.657.62
4Establishment of Ashram Schools756172.17
5Girls/Boys Hostels7878125
6Top Class Education710.119.5
7National Overseas Scholarship110.981
8National Fellowship84.93451050

 

Featured image: By Ekta Parishad (Ekta Parishad) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Share.

1 Comment

What Do You Think?

scroll