Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles (PMSS CAPF & AR)
The Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme (PMSS) is a financial assistance program initiated by the Government of India to provide financial assistance to the wards of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assam Rifles (ARs) personnel who have been martyred in the line of duty. The scheme was introduced in the year 2006 and is implemented by the Welfare and Rehabilitation Board (WARB), Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
The objective of the PMSS is to encourage higher technical and professional education for the dependent wards of CAPFs and AR personnel who have made the supreme sacrifice while serving the nation. The scheme provides financial assistance to the wards of these personnel to pursue their education in various professional and technical courses, including engineering, medicine, law, and management.
Benefits of the PMSS
The PMSS offers a number of benefits to the eligible wards of CAPFs and AR personnel, including:
- Financial assistance of INR 3,000 per month for girls and INR 2,500 per month for boys.
- Exemption from tuition fees.
- Free hostel accommodation.
- Book allowance.
- Traveling allowance.
Eligibility for the PMSS
To be eligible for the PMSS, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
- The applicant must be a dependent ward of a CAPFs or AR personnel who has been martyred in the line of duty.
- The applicant must have secured a minimum of 60% marks in the qualifying examination.
- The applicant must be pursuing a full-time professional or technical course in a recognized institution.
How to Apply for the PMSS
Interested candidates can apply for the PMSS online through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP). The application process is simple and straightforward. The applicant will need to create an account on the NSP and provide the required information, such as personal details, educational qualifications, and proof of martyrdom of the CAPFs or AR personnel. The application window typically opens in April and closes in May.
The selection of candidates for the PMSS is based on merit. The merit list is prepared on the basis of the marks obtained by the applicants in the qualifying examination. The selected candidates are notified by the WARB.
The Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme is a valuable initiative that provides financial assistance to the wards of CAPFs and AR personnel who have made the supreme sacrifice while serving the nation. The scheme helps these wards to pursue their education and achieve their dreams.
|Scheme Name||Scheme Closing Date||Defective Application Verification Date|
|Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme For Central Armed Police Forces And Assam Rifles||Open till 31-12-2023||Open till 15-01-2024|