PM Young Achievers Scholarship Award Scheme (PM YASASVI)

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A total of ₹32.44 Crore has been released for Pre-matric Scholarships and ₹387.27 Crore for Post-Matric Scholarships to States/Union Territories (UTs) under the PM YASASVI scheme in 2023.

About PM Young Achievers Scholarship Award Scheme (PM YASASVI)

  • It is a scholarship scheme for Other Backward Class (OBCs), Economically Backward Class (EBC), and Denotified Nomadic Tribes (DNT) students.
  • Under this scheme, students can avail of Pre-Matric Scholarships from Classes 9 to 10 and Post-Matric Scholarships for their higher education at the post-matriculation or post-secondary level.
  • Exceptional students also have the opportunity to receive scholarships for top-tier schools and colleges.
  • Additionally, hostel facilities are provided for OBC students through a construction scheme. 
  • Eligibility:
    • Other Backward Class (OBC), Economically Backward Classes (EBC), and Denotified, Nomadic, and Semi-Nomadic Tribes (DNT)
    • Parents or guardians annual income is not more than Rs. 2.50 Lakhs.
    • Studying in a Top Class School in Class 9 or 11.
  • These scholarships shall be available for studies in India only and will be awarded by the Government of State/Union Territory to which the applicant actually belongs, i.e., permanently settled.
  • Entitlement: Upto Rs. 75,000 p.a. for Class 9/10, Rs. 1,25,000 p.a. for Class 11/12, covering the school tuition fee/hostel fee.
  • Implementing Agency: Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

Q1) Who are Denotified, Nomadic, and Semi-Nomadic Tribes (DNT)?

The term 'De-notified Tribes' stands for all those communities which were once notified under the Criminal Tribes Acts, enforced by the British Raj between l87l and I947. These Acts were repealed by the Independent lndian Government in l952, and these communities were "De-Notified". A few of these communities which were listed as de-notified were also nomadic. Terms such as nomads and semi-nomads are applied to social groups who undertook a fairly frequent, usually seasonal physical movement as part of their livelihood strategy in the recent past.

Source: PM YASASVI 2023 Scheme: ₹32.44 cr for Pre-Matric & ₹387.27 Crore for Post-Matric Scholarships allotted