Saturday, Nov 19, 2022 08:30 [IST]
Last Update: Saturday, Nov 19, 2022 02:58 [IST]
GANGTOK,: State Social Welfare department Friday informed that pre-metric scholarship for OBC, SC and ST students have been on-boarded to the national scholarship portal.
Addressing a press conference at the conference hall of the department, Social Welfare secretary Tshewang Gyachho informed that from this year onwards, the students need to log into scholarship.gov.in instead of socialwelfarescholarships.sikkim.gov.in to avail scholarship.
According to new guidelines there has been a change in fee structure for Central and State OBC from this year. The fee structure of ST and SC remains unchanged as of now.
The pre-metric scholarship under the Central and State OBC category will be Rs.4000 for the students studying in classes 9 and 10 in government schools. The ST and SC students can avail the scholarship while studying in private school as well.
The secretary urged the parents and the students to fill out the form in the stipulated time given by the Government of India as with the on boarding of the national portal, the dates for filling up the forms are regulated by the Government of India.
Gyachoo stressed the significance of giving correct information while filling out the form and urged the students to fill out the scholarship forms themselves rather than depending on others so that the information shared and uploaded in the portal is correct.