Aadhaar verification policy for post-matric scholarship

Context: Punjab Government has framed a policy for Aadhaar authentication on the Dr Ambedkar Scholarship Portal for speedy disbursal of fee to intended 3 lakh beneficiaries under the Scheduled Caste (SC) Post-Matric Scholarship scheme.

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  • Adhaar authentication would be required on Dr Ambedkar Scholarship Portal.
  • The step has been taken to do the speedy disbursal of a fee to the 3 lakh beneficiaries under the Scheduled Caste Post Matric Scholarship scheme.
  • The scholarship is to be directly transferred to the Aadhaar linked bank accounts of the beneficiaries.
  • Under the Aadhaar Act, the authentication of Aadhaar is required for the purpose of availing any benefit regarding the scholarships.
  • The move is aimed at improving the attendance of the eligible candidates and remove fake applications.

About the Scheme

  • Under this Centrally Sponsored Scheme, the beneficiaries are provided with the financial help in post-matric classes such as 10+1, 10+2, Degree course, Master’s degree, Medical and technical professional courses.
  • The scheme is valid for those whose parents’ annual income does not exceed ₹ 1.50 lakh per annum.

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