On December 13, 2019, In order to provide motivation and to become the helping hand for differently-abled persons, the state Government of Kerala has launched 2 social welfare schemes – ‘Vijayamritham’ and ‘Sahachari’. These schemes also applicable to NSS(National Service Scheme), NCC(National Cadet Corps) and Student Police Cadet (SPC) units working for their care and welfare.Key Points:
i.Vijayamritham’: It provides a one-time cash award to meritorious differently-abled persons who have scored high marks in Degree/ Equivalent courses, Post Graduate (PG) & Professional courses.The students from Government / Aided Colleges/ Other Affiliated Institutions (Parallel colleges, Distance Education Centres) are eligible for this scheme.
Amount of Assistance under Vijayamritham:
|S.No.||Category||Eligibility||Amount||No.of students per district|
|1.||Degree/ Equivalent courses||60% marks for Arts subject,
80% marks for Science subject
|2.||Post-Graduation (PG)& Professional courses||60 % and above||10,000/-||5 students|
ii.Sahachari scheme: This scheme aims to provide encouragement to NCC/NSS/SPC units functioning in schools who offer assistance to differently-abled students with over 40% disability in their studies as well as other extra-curricular activities.
Certificates and plaques will be awarded to 3 best NCC/NSS/SPC units, who offer service to the much needy differently-abled students. For this work, they will be given an amount of Rs. 40,000/- for each.
Governor– Arif Mohammad Khan
Chief Minister– Pinarayi Vijayan
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