Panaji: July 25, 2019 ….Applications are invited from the deserving students of Goan origin for the scheme titled ‘Merit based awards and reconignition of high performance in the board exams of SSC and HSSC in the State of Goa’ for Scheduled Caste students. The applications should reach the office of Directorate of Social Welfare by August 31, 2019. The application forms are available in the office of Directorate of Social Welfare, 18th June Road, Panaji on any working day. The applications will be scrutinized as per the percentage of marks scored by the students irrespective of the Board to which the Exam is affiliated.

The scheme is implemented through the Directorate of Social Welfare. 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.

The following is the eligibility criteria students 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 a financial award of Rs.8000/-. Students securing marks in the range (between 70% to 74.99%) will be given a financial award of Rs.10,000/- and Students securing 75% marks and above will be given a financial award of Rs.15000/-.

Income limit is less than Rs.2.00 lakhs. Government of Goa will felicitate the students at a public function in recognition of their good performance in SSC and HSSC Exam respectively. Under the scheme amongst the SC students,  first five rank holders of SSC and first five rank holders of HSSC Board exams (separately for all the streams of Science, Commerce, Arts and Vocational) will be felicitated in public function.

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 are no restrictions on the basis of income ceiling.

For further inquiry contact Assistant Director (SC/OBC), Tel.No. 0832-2232257, 2223784, Fax No. (0832-2228172),                                        email:


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