PIB : Scholarship to Wards of Defence Personnel
Ministry of Defence
Scholarship to Wards of Defence Personnel
Posted On: 03 FEB 2021 7:12PM by PIB Delhi
Name of the Scheme funded out of National Defence Fund and implemented through Kendriya Sainik Board is Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme.
i. Initially 4000 scholarships were awarded every year and paid @ Rs 2250/- pm and Rs 2000/- pm to girls and boys respectively.
The number of scholarships have been increased to 5500 (2750 Girls+2750 Boys) from academic year 2015-16.
(iii) The amount of scholarship has been increased from Rs.2000/- pm to Rs.2500/- pm for boys and from Rs.2250/-pm to Rs.3000/- pm for girls with effect from academic year 2019-20.
This information was tabled in a written reply by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik to a question asked by Shri G M Siddeshwar in Lok Sabha today.
Source : PIB