Panaji : July 12, 2018 … Directorate of Social Welfare is implementing welfare scheme for the Grant of stipend and scholarship separately for Differently abled persons who are studying in various schools/colleges/institution.
The stipend for the Students Std. I to VIII is Rs. 200/- per month for 11 months, scholarship for the students IX to XII standard or equivalent as per University Courses is Rs. 500/- per month for 11 month for Day Scholar. Rs.200/- per month for 11 month for Hostellers and Rs. 75/- for Readers allowance for Blind per month for 11 months. For B.A. /B.Com. / BSc etc. students, it is Rs. 650/- per month for 11 months for Day Scholar. Rs. 270/- per month for 11 month for Hostellers and Rs. 115/- for Readers allowance for Blind per month for 11 months.
For those pursuing BE/B.ARCH/MBBS/LLB/B.Ed/Diploma in professional and Engineering Courses etc. and MA/Msc/M. Com/LLM/MED it is Rs. 900/- per month for 11 months for Day Scholar. Rs. 360/- per month for 11 month for Hostellers and Rs. 150/- for Readers allowance for Blind per month for 11 months.
The criteria for eligibility to apply under this scheme are that The students should possess a minimum disability for 40% and above duly certified by Medical Board, the students should have secured a minimum 45% marks and above in the previous annual examination, the annual income of parents of the student should not exceed RS.1,50,000/- p.a. from all the sources and the students should have 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 July 15, 2018 on any working day during office hours. The Scholarship/Stipend applications should submitted to this office on or before September 30, 2018 duly recommended by the concerned schools/colleges/institutions etc. For further inquiry contact Assistant Director (WDA), Tel No.0832-2232257, 2223784, Fax No. (0832-2228172), Email:firstname.lastname@example.org.