Saturday, 21 April 2012

EPASS-ENHANCED SCHOLARSHIP RATES & RAISED INCOME CEILING UPTO 2LAKHS FOR SC,ST STUDENTS

EPASS SCHOLARSHIPS-RAISED INCOME CEILING & SCHOLARSHIP RATES TO SC,ST STUDENTS:-
        Oh its good-its awesome-its remarkable...to all sc& st students of andhra pradesh who are pursueing post matric courses from ITI to Ph.D. The Government of ANDHRA PRADESH has raised the income ceiling limt to claim post matric scholarships from Rs. 1 lakh per annum to Rs. 2 lakh  per annum for sc & st students from this academic year i.e, 2011-12.But in case of BC,EBC,DISABLED & MINORITY students the income limit is unaltered and continues with the existing ceiling i.e, Rs. 1 lakh per annum claiming for PMS.
                                          The GOVT OF AP has also remarkably enhanced the scholarship rates or maintenance rates(MTF rates) as per the GOVT OF INDIA rates for SC & ST students from the academic year 2011-12 by merging student managed hostels into dayscholars taking the higher side whereas no changes have occured in case of  BC,DISABLED & MINORITY students.                                       
                          Now  the scholarship rates for all eligible SC,ST,BC,DISABLED & MINORITY students of the state of ANDHRA PRADESH from the academic year 2011-12 as under.                                                           
ü  For SC and ST Students the enhanced MTF rates as per GOMS 60 is as follows.
     



Group   


Dept. Attached Hostel (DAH) / College Attached Hostel (CAH)
Day Scholars (DS)/             Student Managed Hostel (SMH)


Group-I
1200
550

Group-II
820
530

Group-III
570
325

Group-IV
520
325



                
ü       For BC, Disabled , Minority Students, the MTF rates are as below



Group

Revised Rates (in Rs.) per month

Dept. Attached Hostel (DAH)
Hosteller Attached Hostel (CAH)
Student Managed Hostel
(SMH)
Day Scholars (DS)

Group-I
962
962
442
429
Group-II
682
682
442
429
Group-III
520
520
325
240
Group-IV
520
520
325
182

                                                      The GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH has issued GO MS NO.60 SOCIALWELFARE (EDN-2)DEPT DATED.27-09-2011 pertaining to the above content mentioned.The GO MS NO .60 is available here for your ready referance.
                                                                 
GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
ABSTRACT
SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT – Post Matric Scholarships – Increase of income ceiling and enhancement of Rates of monthly maintenance charges for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Students pursuing Post­Matric Courses w.e.f. academic year 2011­2012 – Orders – Issued.
SOCIAL WELFARE (EDN.2) DEPARTMENT
G.O.Ms.No.60 Dated:27­09­2011. Read the following:­
1                    G.O.Ms.No.118, Social Welfare (Edn.2) Department dt.23.06.2008
2                    G.O.Ms.No.128,SocialWelfare (TW.Edn.1) Department,dated.02.07.2008.
3                    G.O.Ms.No.140, Social Welfare (TW.Edn) Department, dated.14.07.2008.
4                    G.O.Ms.No.142,Social Welfare (Edn.2) Department, dt.15.7.2008
5                    Lr No.11017/01/2008­SCD­V Dt.31.12.2010 of the Jt Secretary (SCD), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt.of India, New Delhi.
6                    Lr.No.19012/05/2010­Education Dt.21.06.2011 of the Jt Secretary to the Govt. of India, Ministry of Tribal Affairs (Edn. Section), New Delhi.

**** ORDER:
In the G.Os 1st & 2nd read above, orders were issued enhancing the income ceiling upto Rs.1.00 lakh per annum for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students pursuing Post Matric Courses for claiming Post Matric Scholarships which include reimbursement of tuition fee and maintenance charges with effect from 01.04.2008.
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2. In the G.Os. 3& 4read above, orders were issued enhancing the maintenance charges for SC & ST students with effect from the academic year 2008­2009.
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1                    In the references 5& 6read above, the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India have enhanced the annual ceiling on family income for claiming Post Matric Scholarships from Rs.1.00 lakh to Rs.2.00 lakhs per annum and also enhanced the rates of monthly maintenance charges for Hostellers & Day scholars under Post­Matric Scholarship Scheme for Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes students as follows:
2                    It has been decided after detailed examination by the Group of Ministers on Post Matric Scholarships, that the present categories of Student Managed Hostels and Day Scholars be categorized as Day Scholars. The College Attached Hostels (CAH) and Department Attached Hostels (DAH) shall be categorized as hostels henceforth. In line with the Government of India proposals, the maintenance fee shall be, henceforth, classified into two categories namely Hostels and Day Scholars.
3                    Government after careful examination hereby enhance the income limit eligibility & the maintenance fee in respect of Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes Students from the academic year 2011­12 with effect from 01­07­2011 as follows:


Group
Existing Rates as per Govt of A.P w.e.f 2008­09 acadmic year (per month in Rs.)
GOI­Enhanced Rates w.e.f 01.07.2010 (per month in Rs.)
Hosteller (Attached Hostel­CAH/DAH)
Students Managed Hostel (SMH)
Day Scholars (DS)
Hosteller (Attached Hostel)
Day Scholars (DS)
I
962
442
429
1200
550
II
682
442
429
820
530
III
520
325
240
570
300
IV
520
325
182
380
230


a)   Enhance the annual ceiling on income from Rs.1.00 lakh to 2.00 lakhs from the current academic year 2011­12, with the effect from 01­07­2011, to be eligible for the PMS.
(P.T.O.)
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b)   Enhance the maintenance charges for Hostellers & Day Scholars. Henceforth the categories of student managed hostels & day scholars shall be referred to as day scholars (DS) and Department Attached Hostels (DAH) and College Attached Hostels (CAH) as hostellers. The revised rates for Hostellers and Day Scholars from the current academic year 2011­12, with effect from 01­07­2011, shall be as under:

Group
Existing Rates as per Govt. of A.P w.e.f. 2008­09 academic year (per month in Rs.)
Enhanced Rates from Academic year w.e.f. 1.7.2011(per month in Rs.)

Hosteller (Attached Hostel­CAH/DAH)
Students Managed Hostel (SMH)
Day Scholars (DS)
Hosteller (CAH / DAH))
Day Scholars (DS & SMH)
I
962
442
429
1200
550
II
682
442
429
820
530
III
520
325
240
570
325
IV
520
325
182
520
325


1                    The Commissioner, Social Welfare & Tribal Welfare shall ensure that the revised guidelines for income limit & maintenance fee are given effect from the current academic year 2011­12, with effect from 01­07­2011.
2                    This order issues with the concurrence of Finance (Expr. SW) Department, vide their U.O.No.9752/318/A1/ESW/2011, dated:27­09­2011.
3                    Copy of this order is available on Internet and can be accessed at address http://www.ap.gov.in/goir.

(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)
J.RAYMOND PETER PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT
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