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Government Of Assam Tea Tribes Directorate for Welfare

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“Assistance for Higher Studies/ANM,GNM & Para-Medical course etc.”

Name of the schemeThe schemes are as follows:
(1)   Financial Assistance for Higher Studies and 
(2)   ANM,GNM & Para-Medical Course etc.
Eligible CriteriaEligible criteria for Financial Assistance for Higher Studies, as given below:-
·         Be a citizen of India.
·         Be a permanent resident of Assam and must belong to tea & ex-tea garden tribes.
·         Must produce Caste certificate. The certifying authority is the Deputy Commissioner of the concerned district and the Director of Tea Welfare, Govt. of Assam will be the countersigning authority.
·         Must produce admission receipt 
Application should be submitted through head of the concern institutions with the following information :-
(1) Name of the candidate
(2) Age (as on 1st January of that year)
(3) Father's name and permanent address
(4) Full correspondence address
(5) Telephone/Mobile No
(6) Percentage of marks in HSLC/HSSLC and above
(7) Name of the course and duration of study undergoing
(8) Amount of annual course fee
(9) Father's/Guardian's annual income (supported by income certificate)
(10) Name and address of the institution where studying
(11) Caste certificate (TGL)
Eligible criteria for ANM/GNM, B.Sc and M.Sc Nursing  etc., as given below:
·      Be a citizen of India.
·      Be a permanent resident of Assam and must belongs to tea & ex-tea garden tribes.
·      Must produce Caste certificate. The certifying authority is the Deputy Commissioner of the concerned district and the Director of Tea Welfare, Govt. of Assam will be the countersigning authority.
·      For ANM course minimum qualification for selection of candidates is HSSLC (10+2) or equivalent and or as per latest guidelines of Indian Nursing Council (INC).
·      For GNM courses minimum qualification for selection of candidates is HSSLC (10+2) Science or equivalent and or as per latest guidelines of Indian Nursing Council (INC).
·      For B. Sc. Nursing minimum qualification for selection of candidates is HSSLC (Science) (10+2) equivalent with Physic, Chemistry, Biology with a minimum 45 % marks in the above mentioned subject taken together SC, ST, OBC/MOBC candidates as per latest guidelines of Indian Nursing Council (INC).
·      Age: ANM students have to be in the age limit of 17-24 years on 1st January of the year of Admission. Upper age limit is relaxable by 3 years for SC. ST, OBC/MOBC candidates.
·      Age: GNM/B.Sc. Nursing etc. course students have to be in the age limit of 17-24 years on 1st January of the year of Admission. Upper age limit is relax able by 5 years for SC. ST, OBC/MOBC candidates.
·      Only Female candidates are to apply.
·      Physically Handicapped are also to apply.
Selection of processThe Sub-Divisional Selection Committee will select the list of students and submit to this Directorate. 
The Director will take the approval of the State Level Advisory Committee (SLAC) while finalizing the list of beneficiaries.
The selected list received from Sub-Division will be put to State Level Advisory Committee (SLAC) for approval. The SLAC comprise as follows:

“Pre-Matric & Post-Matric Scholarship”

Name of the schemeThe schemes as follows:
(1)   Pre-Matric Scholarship
(2)   Post-Matric Scholarship
Eligible CriteriaEligible criteria for Pre-Matric & Post-Matric Scholarship, as given below:
·      The Pre-Matric Scholarship is awarded to students from Class -IX to Class X and Post-Matric Scholarship is awarded to students pursuing studies beyond Class X inclusive of college and university studies.
·      Scholarships are paid to students whose parents/guardians income from all sources does not exceed Rs. 1,50,000/- per annum (for Pre-Matric). And Rs. 2,50,000/- per annum (post-Matric).
·      All children of the same parents/guardians are eligible.
·      Tea Tribes candidates who have passed the matriculation or higher secondary or any higher examination of a recognized University or Board of secondary Education are eligible.
 
·      The scholarships are available for the study of all recognized post matriculation or post secondary course in recognized institutions except certain identified training courses like Engineer’s course, private pilot License course etc.
·      Students studying through correspondence course are eligible.
·      The scholarship holder under this scheme will not hold any other scholarship/stipend.
·      Students who have received coaching in any of the pre-examination training centres with financial assistance from the Government will not be eligible.

“Distribution of Power Tillers”

Name of the schemeDistribution of Power Tillers
Criteria for selection of beneficiaryThe Sub-Divisional Beneficiary Selection Committee shall select the beneficiaries based on the following criteria:-
a)      The Self Help Groups (SHGs) should comprise of minimum 10 - 20 members.
b)      The SHGs can either be of men or women members; however, mixed groups will not be taken for consideration.
c)       All members of the group must belong to tea tribes’ community.
d)      The beneficiaries must produce a Caste certificates duly certified by the Deputy Commissioner/SDO (c) of the concerned district.
e)      The photographs of all members should be submitted along-with the application.
f)        A group photograph of all members of each selected SHG in presence of the Sub-Divisional Welfare Officer and the Chairman of Sub-Divisional Beneficiary Selection Committee shall be submitted along-with the standard application.
g)       The SDWO shall forward the list of selected SHGs to the Directorate along-with his recommendation.
h)       SHGs which have already received Power Tillers under schemes of this Directorate or from any other Govt. Department shall not be considered for the scheme.

“Grants to Women SHGs”

Name of the schemeGrants to Women SHGs
Criteria for selection of beneficiaryThe Sub-Divisional Beneficiary Selection Committee shall select the SHGs based on the following criteria:
a)     The Self Help Groups (SHGs) should comprise of minimum 10 - 20 members.
b)     All members of the SHG shall be comprised of the age group of between 18 years to 59 years.
c)     The Self Help Groups (SHGs) should be enrolled in the respective Block Development offices and Block Mission Management Units (BMMU) of Assam State Rural Livelihood Mission (ASRLM).
d)     All members should be Indian citizens and should be  permanent residents of Assam 
e)     All members of the group must belong to tea & ex-tribes’ communities.
f)     The photographs of all members should be submitted along-with the application.
g)     Allocation for the no. of SHGs to be considered from each of the 46 Sub-Divisions will be done considering the population of the Tea & Ex-Tea Tribes communities in the Sub-Divisions.
h)     The SDWO shall forward the list of selected SHGs to the Directorate along-with his recommendation.
i)      The beneficiary SHGs will be provided with the grants directly to their bank accounts through DBT mode.
j)      SHGs once covered under the scheme shall not be entitled for consideration of another grant for at least 3 (three) years. 

“Financial assistance @ Rs. 5.00 lakh each to the families of 13 martyrs belonging to tea tribes’ people”.

Name of the schemeFinancial assistance @ Rs. 5.00 lakh to the families of 13 martyrs belonging to tea tribes’ people
Criteria for selection of beneficiaryThe families of the 13 martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the cause of the tea tribes’ community in Assam will be given one-time financial assistance @ Rs. 5.00 lakh each, in recognition of their sacrifice and contribution towards the community.
Selection of beneficiariesThe families of the 13 martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the cause of the tea tribes’ community in Assam will be given one-time financial assistance in recognition of their sacrifice and contribution towards the community.

The Directorate will take the approval of the Chairman, State Level Advisory Committee before transfer of fund.

“One time grant to disabled persons belonging to tea tribes’ community”

Name of the schemeOne time grant to disabled persons belonging to tea tribes’ community
Criteria for selection of beneficiaryThe Sub-Divisional Beneficiary Selection Committee shall select the beneficiaries based on the following criteria:
a)     The physically disabled person must belong to tea tribes’ community.
b)     He/she should be an Indian citizen and should be a permanent resident of Assam.
c)     He/she shall submit disability certificate with minimum 40% disability, issued by the respective District Social Welfare Officer/Joint-Director, District Health Services. 
d)     The beneficiary must produce a Caste certificates duly certified by the Deputy Commissioner/SDO (c) of the concerned district.
e)     A full-size photograph of the disabled person should be submitted along-with the application.
f)     The SDWO shall forward the list of disabled persons to the Directorate along-with his recommendation.
g)     The disabled persons shall be provided the grants directly to their bank accounts through DBT mode.
h)     The disabled person, once covered, will not be considered for grants again.

“Coaching for Higher Studies”

Name of the schemeCoaching for Higher Studies
Criteria for selection of beneficiaryThe criteria for selection of students/candidates shall be as  given below:-
a)     He/she should be a citizen of India.
b)     He/she be a permanent resident of Assam and must belong to tea tribes’ community.
c)     The candidate must produce a Caste certificate. The certifying authority is the Deputy Commissioner/SDO (C) of the concerned district.
d)     He/she must produce necessary documents for undergoing the coaching.
e)     Candidates must secure a requisite percentage of marks in the qualifying examination prescribed for the desired coaching, based on the available seats.
f)      30% of the numbers sanctioned for coaching shall be earmarked for girl students/candidates.