Madhya Pradesh Nishadraj Scholarship Scheme- Children of Fishermen to get Scholarship

Published Date - 31 March 2018 05:43:11 Updated Date - 31 March 2018 05:46:11

MP Fisheries Federation Working Committee in its meeting has approved the launch of Nishadraj Scholarship Scheme. This scheme is for the children of fishermen who wants to pursue education. Under this scheme, Madhya Pradesh govt. will provide scholarship of up to Rs. 20,000 to all girls / boys of fishermen community for higher studies.

Important decisions were taken at a meeting of the M.P Fisheries Federation Working Committee held here today under the chairmanship of Fisheries Welfare and Fisheries Development Minister Antar Singh Arya.

Children of fishermen will now be able to avail the benefit of Nishadraj Scholarship Scheme along with other scholarships to promote them for higher education. Earlier children of fishermen who were availing benefits of other scholarships were not eligible for this scheme.

Students of graduate level are being granted assistance fund Rs 10 thousand for general subjects and Rs 20 thousand for technical subjects every year under the scheme. This will benefit outstanding students.

Additional Chief Secretary V.C. Semwal, Managing Director M.P. Fisheries Federation Mahendra Singh Dhakad, Director Fisheries O.P. Saxena, Deputy Commissioner Cooperative Institutes Vinod Kumar Singh, Deputy Commissioner Agriculture Production V.S. Dhurve were present during the meeting.

Employees Provident Fund Scheme has been implemented for labourers working in Fisheries Federation. The labourers will be able to avail the benefits of the scheme from January 1, 2018.

Total 24 percent including 12 percent employee’s contribution deducted from the salary of the labourers working in the Federation and 12 percent contribution of the Federation will be deposited in the employee’s Provident Fund account.

The working committee reviewed schemes including span, standard fry production, fish seed collection, fish production, progress of fisheries welfare work plans, trimming of Tilopia fish from Halali reservoir and Mahasheer fish seed production.

The most striking feature of this scholarship scheme is that students can avail this scholarship along with other scholarship schemes. Accordingly, this scheme will promote technical education and will thus lead to the development of fishermen community.

The primary focus of this scheme is to reduce the drop-out rates in the schools and to provide quality education.

Highlights of Nishadraj Scholarship Scheme  in MP:

The important features and highlights of this scholarship scheme are as follows:-

  • This scheme is for the welfare of fishermen community and therefore NSS is only applicable to the children of fishermen.
  • Under this scheme, all the girl / boys students up to secondary level will get financial assistance of Rs. 10,000 per annum for general subjects.
  • In addition to this, all graduate students will get financial grant of Rs. 20,000 per annum to continue their studies for technical subjects.
  • The primary objective of Nishadraj Scholarship Scheme is to promote higher education and to benefit outstanding students of fishermen community.
  • Previously children of fishermen who were availing benefits of other scholarship schemes were not eligible for this scheme.
  • All such students can avail the financial assistance from other schemes with this scholarship also as there is no restriction of such type.
 

In meeting of the M.P Fisheries Federation Working Committee, certain other welfare decisions were taken. This includes Employees Provident Fund Scheme for labourers in Fishermen Federation.

A total 24% including 12% contribution of employee which is deducted from the salary of the labourers working in the Federation and 12% employer’s / federation contribution will get deposited in the Employees Provident Fund Account.


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