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Government Of Assam Department of Tribal Affairs (Plain)

Welfare schemes for ST

Schemes under State Plan

(i) Pre-matric Scholarship for ST : This is a State Govt. scheme where 100% fund is provided by the Govt. of Assam.

(ii) Assam Bikash Yojana & CM’s Special Employment Generation Programme :- Under the scheme, fund Programme were allocated for self employment of ST unemployed youths. Various schemes are taken up for generating self employment to ST unemployed youths.

(iii) Grants to patients suffering from TB/Cancer and other malignant diseases :- The aim of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to those poor scheduled tribe patient was who are suffering from TB/Cancer and other malignant diseases and unable to bear the cost of medicines for their treatment.

(iv) Grants to ST meritorious students: under this scheme financial incentive is provided to meritorious ST students who have secured 60% and above in HSLC and HSSLC examinations.

(v) Stipend for Craftsman Training: This is a state scheme and stipend is provided to the students of Scheduled Tribes who are admitted in the ITI’s of Assam.

Centrally Sponsored Schemes

(i) Post-matric Scholarship: The scheme is meant for ST(P) students. It is a centrally sponsored scheme fully funded by the Govt. of India.

ii) Book Bank for Medical, Engineering and Agriculture etc. students: - Scheduled Tribe student studying in various technical institution are provided books under this scheme on 50:50 cost sharing basis between Govt. of India and Govt. of Assam.

iii) Construction of Boy’s Hostel:-This is a centrally sponsored scheme on 50:50 cost sharing basis between Govt. of India and the State Govt.

iv) Construction of Girls Hostel: This is a centrally sponsored scheme with 100% central fund.

v) Minor Forest produce: Under this scheme, fund is released by Govt. of India to State Tribal Development Corporations i.e. APTDC Ltd. to provide incentives to tribal who are engaged in procuring and sale of minor forest produce.

vi) Coaching to ST for Central/State Civil Service Examination & other allied services. - Vocational Training through VTCs (Central Sector Scheme)- There are 10 Nos. of VTC in different district which are run by the ATDA, where training is provided to 1000 nos. of trainees in five nos. of trades every year. - Up-gradation of merit of ST students :- This is a central sector scheme with 100% central assistance from Govt. of India. The objective of the scheme is to up-grade the merit of ST student through special tuition in various Educational Institutions in Assam.