Ministry of Minority Affairs03-May, 2013 18:22 IST
Scholarships to Poor Students of General Category
The Ministry of Minority Affairs implements three Scholarship Schemes for Educational Empowerment of notified minority communities viz. Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Parsis (Zoroastrian) as per section 2 (c) National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992. Any student belonging to one of these five notified minority communities, who also comes under General Category, is eligible for Scholarship as per eligibility criteria of these schemes.
This was stated by Shri Ninong Ering, the Minister of State , Minority Affairs in reply to a written question in Lok Sabha yesterday.