Panaji: The Directorate of Social Welfare is implementing a welfare scheme for the grant of stipend and scholarship separately for differently abled persons who are studying in various Schools/Colleges/Institution etc.
The std, type of courses and amount per month are – a stipend of Rs. 200/- per month for the students of std. I to VIII for 11 months.
Similarly, scholarship for the student of Std. IX to XII or equivalent as per University courses of Rs. 500/- per month for 11 months for Day Scholar, Rs.200/- per month for 11 months for Hostellers and Rs.75/- per month for readers allowance for blind for 11 months.
Also for B.A. /B.Com. / B.Sc. etc., Rs.650/- per month for 11 months for Day Scholar, Rs.270/- per month for 11 months for Hostellers and Rs.115/- per month for readers allowance for blind for 11 months.
Further BE/B.ARCH/MBBS/LLB/B.Ed/Diploma in professional and Engineering Courses etc.MA/M.Sc/M. Com/LLM/MED – Rs. 900/- per month for 11 months for Day Scholar, Rs. 360/- per month for 11 months for Hostellers and Rs. 150/- per month for Readers allowance for blind for 11 months.
The criteria for eligibility to apply under this scheme is that the students should possess a minimum disability for 40% and above duly certified by Medical Board, should have secured a minimum 45% marks and above in the previous annual examination, annual income of parents of the student should not exceed Rs.1,50,000/- p.a. from all the sources and identity card issued by Directorate of Social Welfare.
Scholarship is also awarded to pursue education in Music and Vocational Courses through recognized Board of Education or University.
Application forms may be collected from the Directorate of Social Welfare, 18th June Road, Panaji from August 1, 2020 on any working day during office hours and are also available on the office website i.e. www.socialwelfare.goa.gov.in. The Scholarship/Stipend applications should be submitted to this office on or before 30th Sept. 2020 duly recommended by the Head of the concerned Schools/Colleges/Institutions etc.