Disbursal of Scholarship to Minority Students under Direct Benefit Transfer

The disbursal of funds to eligible minority students under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP) has resulted in the following benefits for all stakeholders including the target beneficiaries:


(i)                 Timely and hassle free disbursement of scholarships directly to students.

(ii)               Disbursal of scholarships done in fair and transparent manner.

(iii)             Ensuring scholarship to genuine beneficiaries.

(iv)             Elimination of duplication and prevention of misuse of government funds.

(v)               Creating a detailed database of beneficiaries.

Any technical issue/difficulty, faced by any stakeholders, is addressed immediately by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) that has developed the National Scholarship Portal (NSP) for implementation of scholarship schemes.  The Helpdesk and Helpline number have also been provided for redressal of technical issues for all stakeholders.  Ministry of Minority Affairs has put in place a robust complaint redressal system/mechanism to address anyconcerns of any stakeholder including the target beneficiaries.

This information was given by Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, the Minister of State (IC) for Minority Affairs, in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.