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Scholarships to Children of Employees working in Central Excise and Customs

This Scholarship Scheme is a scheme for reimbursement of fees paid by departmental officials for professional education at undergraduate level of their children and are eligible to receive financial assistance under the Customs & Central Excise Welfare Fund in the following fields of study.

(i) Engineering including architecture, Computers/Information technology

(ii) Medical including Dental, Veterinary, Pharmacy, Homeopathy, Ayurvedic and Unani medicines)

(iii) Law

(iv) Hotel Management

(v) Fashion Technology

(vi) Under graduate courses covered by Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) Entrance Test.

(vii) Business Administration/ Computer Applications

2. Definitions

(i) Eligibility criterion

     The term shall mean obtaining admission in institutes/ colleges on the basis of obtaining a minimum rank in an Entrance Examination as given in Table-I or on the basis of merit (percentage of marks obtained in 12th standard Board Exams) as given in Table-II or admissions under Lateral Entry Scheme (after Diploma Course in Engineering only) for Track-III only.

(ii) Fees

The term fees shall mean all charges paid to the college/ institute in connection with the academics excluding refundable caution/security money, lodging and boarding expenses.

(iii) Track

The scheme operates on three tracks designed in consideration of the salaries drawn by different officers, which are as follows:-

  • Track I: Scheme for children of officials in the pay scale starting at Rs. 12,000/- and above.
  • Track-II: Scheme for children of officials in the pay scale starting at Rs. 6,500/- but less than Rs. 12,000/-
  • Track III: Scheme for children of officials in the pay scale starting below Rs. 6,500/-.  
  • III-(A) Departmental officials other than Drivers and Group- D staff.
  • III-(B) Drivers and Group-D staff of the department.

 

(iv) Performance standards:

Performance standards mean obtaining the minimum percentage or grade in the annual examinations in first attempt while pursuing the under graduate level course.

Track

Percentage of marks or equivalent grades

 

Boys

Girls

Track I

60 %

55 %

Track II

55 %

50 %

Track III A (other than Drivers and Group D Staff)

55 %

50 %

Track III B ( Drivers and Group D Staff)

Pass Marks

For SC/ST categories (All Tracks)

10% less than other categories for Track-I, Track-II & Track III-A and minimum pass marks for Track III-B

For OBC categories

6% less than other categories for Track-I, Track-II & Track III-A and minimum pass marks for Track III-B

For physically challenged children

Pass mark for all Tracks

 

 (v) First year

First year of education in the under graduate course.

(vi) Later year

Second year and all later years of education in the under graduate course.

3. Applicability of Scheme

The scheme is applicable to the following categories: (i) Fees paid for first year on the basis of Entrance Tests held in the year 2006. (ii) Fees paid for later years on the basis of Entrance Tests held prior to the year 2006.

4. Award of scholarships

The scholarship shall be awarded to children who meet the  eligibility criterion contained in Table-I and Table-II and meeting  the performance standards as at para 2 (iv) above.

(A) Reimbursement of fees for first year

The eligibility for reimbursement of fees for the first year by way of grant of scholarships for  admissions in various Institutes/ Univ. shall be as given in Table-I (for admissions based on Entrance Tests where ranks are awarded ) and Table-II (for admissions based Entrance Tests where ranks are not awarded and also on Merit i.e. percentage of marks in 12th std. Board Exam) below:

Table –I (I) Admissions based on Entrance Tests where ranks are given

Entrance Exam

Institutes

Entrance Exam Ranks/Institutes

 

 

Track I

Track II

Track III-A, III-B

 

 

Boy

Girl

Boy

Girl

Boys/Girls

IIT-JEE

All IITs

All

All

All

All

All

 

Others

 

 

 

 

 

On-line Test, BITS

Pilani  &  other Centres

All

All

All

All

All

AIEEE

All NITs

NITs upto 1000 rank

NITs upto 15000 rank

All upto 20000 rank

All upto 30000 rank

All

CEEE (Delhi)

NSIT/DCE

All

All

All

All

All

Any State Level Entrance exam  for admission to  engg Institute

All

Upto 500 ranks

Upto 750 ranks

Upto 1000 ranks

Upto 1500 ranks

All

University level entrance Test (Engg. And medical)

Aligarh Muslim Univ., Jamia Milia Islamia, Vellore Institute of Technology

All

All

All

All

All

All India Entrance Exam

AIIMS

All

All

All

All

All

All India PMT (CBSE)

All

All

All

All

All

All

State Level (Medical)

All

All

All

All

All

All

Test by National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Tech

All IHMs under NCHMCT

NIL

Upto 750 ranks

Upto 1125 ranks

All

All Idnia Entrance Tests for integrated course B.A. LLB

Ils, puNE, nls, Bangalore, NALSAR, Hyderabad, National Law Univ.Jodhpur, NLIU  Bhopal, NUJS kolkatta, Symbiosis Pune

All

All

All

All

 

National Instt. Of Design

Ahmedabad

All

All

All

All

 

Admission Test, Ministry of Textiles

All NIFTs

Nil

All courses/ranks

All courses/ranks

 

 

Test conducted by ICAR

All

All

All courses/ranks

All courses/ranks

 

 

Any

All other Govt. Recognised Engg/ Medical colleges

Nil

Nil

 

All

 

BBA/BCA Entrace Exam conducted by Universities/Institutes funded by the Central / State Governments

All

Nil

 

 

All

All

  (i) In case of children of SC/ST/OBC categories of departmental officials under all Tracks, eligibility condition will be irrespective of any rank for those who get admission on the basis of Common Entrance Tests.

(ii) In case of physically challenged children (as per conditions enclosed) under all Tracks, eligibility condition will be irrespective of any rank for those who get admission on the basis of Common Entrance Tests.

Table-II (II) Admissions based on Merit (percentage of marks in 12th std. Board Exam) or on the basis of Entrance Tests where ranks are not given

Track

Stream

Minimum % of marks

 

 

Boys

Girls

I, II and III-A other than 85 % , 80% Drivers, Gr. D Staff)

Science,. Commerce, with Maths/Accounts & others

85 % 75%

80 % 70 %

III-B (Drivers & Gr. D Staff)

All streams

65 %

60 %

For the Children of SC/ST Officials of all tracks

10 % less than as prescribed for other categories

For the children of OBC Officials of all TracksTrack III B ( Drivers and Group D Staff)

6 % less than as prescribed for other categories.

III) Admission based under Lateral Entry

Children of departmental officials of Track III (B) are also eligible for grant of scholarships who got their admission into B.E / B.Tech Degree courses in the colleges/institutions funded by Centre / State Govts. after Diploma through Lateral Entry Scheme.

(B) Reimbursement for later years

Children having got admission on the basis of Entrance Exam. prior to 2006 but have not been granted scholarship from the  Welfare Fund in the past, shall be eligible to get the scholarship for subsequent years subject to meeting eligibility criterion defined in para 2(i) and performance standards laid in para 2(iv) herein, in the year for which reimbursement is being claimed.

Provided that children who have been granted the scholarship earlier from the Welfare Fund shall continue to get the scholarship in the later year/ years under Scholarship Scheme 2006-07 notwithstanding that they do not fulfill eligibility criterion contained in Table-I and Table-II. Grant of scholarship shall be subject to meeting the performance standards set in para 2(iv) herein.

5. Amount of Scholarships

S.NO.

Category of Officers / Staff

Amount of Scholarship

1

Track-I & Track-II

Rs. 18,000/- or actual fee, whichever is less

2

Track-III (A) other than Drivers and  Group-D staff

Rs. 18,000/- or actual fee, whichever is less

3

Track-III (B) Drivers & Group-D Staff

Rs. 36,000/- or actual fee, whichever  is less

6. Number of scholarships:   

250   — inclusive of

(i) A maximum of 10 scholarships to candidates if found eligible otherwise as per Scholarship Scheme in each State where admissions to professional courses are made on the merit basis, without conducting Entrance Test/ Examination, or Entrance Test has been conducted but ranks are not declared;

(ii) Candidates belonging to the children of SC/ST/OBC categories of the departmental officials, if found eligible otherwise, as per Scholarship Scheme.

(iii) Cases of Lateral Entry admissions, if found eligible otherwise as per Scholarship Scheme, scholarship will be granted only if the number of scholarships are left to be awarded after all candidates found eligible in respect of admission on the basis of Entrance Tests and merit have been granted scholarship.

7. Income limit of parents

Notwithstanding any of the provisions above, no scholarship shall be paid to a child if the combined emoluments of parents exceed Rs. 5.0 lac per annum, for which purpose the emoluments will be taken to mean a sum of Basic pay, Dearness pay and Dearness allowance only.

8. Other general conditions of eligibility

(a) In case both husband and wife are working in the Customs and Central Excise department any one can apply for grant of scholarship to his/her ward(s).

(b) If a serving official’s child is covered under the scheme and becomes eligible for scholarship before his/her retirement , the scholarship shall continue even after retirement of the official as if the officer is in service subject to satisfying the eligibility criterion in all aspects;

(c) Only two children of an official will be eligible to avail the scholarship. If subsequent beneficiaries are daughters, this restriction will not apply;

(d) Amount of any other scholarship being received by an awardee will be deducted from the scholarship under the scheme;

(e) The scheme will also be applicable to the children of deceased officials.

Conditions for availing benefits for physically challenged (Handicapped) children

The benefit under the scheme shall be applicable subject to the fulfillment of the following conditions besides minimum percentage as prescribed in the Table-II in the Cash Award Scheme-2007.

1. The benefit shall be applicable to the following three categories of disabilities:

(i) Blindness or low vision;

(ii) Hearing impairment and

(iii) Locomotor disability or cerebral palsy (includes all cases of orthopaedically handicapped persons)

2. The benefit shall be admissible for disability of 40% or above.

3. An attested copy of certificate of disability issued by State / Central Govt. Hospital or a competent authority as per reservation for physically handicapped persons shall be enclosed by the applicant along with the application for cash award.

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