31 May 2012

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship For SC/ST


The number of fresh fellowships to be awarded each year under Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) Scheme for Scheduled Caste (SC) students has been increased from 1333 to 2000 from the year 2010-11. 667 fresh fellowships are awarded each year under Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) Scheme for Scheduled Tribe (ST) students. These targets are fulfilled every year.
              
Out of 26778 SC applicants, 7999 students received this fellowship and out of 6356 ST applicants, 3335 students received these fellowships in the last five years.

The details of total amount spent on these schemes during the last three years, year-wise, are given below:
(Rs. in lakh)
S.
No.
Financial
Year
Amount spent for SC students
Amount spent for ST students
1
2009-10
6265.54
3071.18
2
2010-11
14171.48
7035.63
3
2011-12
791.11@
982.08@
4
TOTAL
21228.13
11088.89
@ The fellowships for 2011-12 were finalized during 2012-13 resulting in less expenditure during 2011-12. 
          This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri D. Napoleon in a written reply to a question in  Lok Sabha 

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