Panaji : July  10, 2018 …. The Directorate of Social Welfare is implementing a scheme titled ‘Merit Based Award and Recognition of High Performance in the Board exams of SSC and HSSC in the state of Goa’ for Scheduled Castes Students.

 The objective of the scheme is to motivate students by giving Merit Based Award based on the benchmark of the performance and to provide financial incentive to high performing students who are economically weak.

Any Scheduled Caste student who has passed Xth & XIIth March 2018 Exam, securing marks in the range between 50% to 59.99% will be given a financial award of Rs.5000, students securing marks in the range between 60% to 69.99% will be given  Rs.8000, students securing marks in the range between 70% to 74.99% will be given  of Rs.10,000 and students securing 75% marks and above will be given a financial award of Rs.15000.

Under the scheme amongst the SC students, first five Rank Holders of SSC, first five Rank Holders of HSSC Board Exams (separately for all the Streams of Science, Commerce, Arts and Vocational) will be felicitated.

A Certificate of Appreciation will be given at the time of felicitation. Financial award of Rs.20,000 will be transferred electronically in the Bank Account of the rank holder student. There is no restriction on the basis of income ceiling.

Applications are invited from the deserving students of SC Community of Goan origin so as to reach the Directorate of Social Welfare Office, 18th June road, Panaji   Office latest by  August 31, 2018. The application forms may be obtained from the Office on any working day. The applications will be scrutinized as per the percentage of marks scored by them irrespective of the Board to which the Exam is affiliated. For further inquiry contact Assistant Director (SC/OBC), Tel.No. 0832-2232257, 2223784, Fax No. (0832-2228172), e-mail: 


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