AP Government is very keen to promote quality education in 10th Class/SSC level. For this Andhra Pradesh Govt has been introduced Dr. A.P.J.AbdulKalam Prathibha Puraskar Award in the place of Prathibha Puraskar Award for those whoever excel in SSC Public Exmination to meet the cost of Higher Education. In every mandal 6 students will be given Prathibha Awards for their highest score in 10th Class. Selected candidates will be awarded Rs.20,000/-. Name of the Award, Number of Awardees, Selection of Awardees, Resolving Tie, Ceiling Limit, Limit to Other Welfare Scholarships, State level function, Felicitation to the awardees, Conveyance Charges are described below. The complete details of Dr. A.P.J.AbdulKalam Prathibha Puraskar Award Scheme is as follows.
1.NAME OF THE AWARD:-
Henceforth the Prathibha State level Awards will be redesignated as Dr. A.P.J.AbdulKalam Prathibha Puraskar Award.
2.NO. OF AWARDEES:-
In every mandal, 6 students will be given Pratibha Awards for their highest score in class X (the preceding Academic Year) one each for BC, SC,ST, one for the Girl Student and two for OC. Pratibha Scholarship amount for the selected Awardee will be given in one installment only @ Rs.20,000/- per awardee as detailed below:.
|Sl. No||Category||No. of Awards||Gender||Award amount in Rs.|
|1.||OC||2||Either Boy or Girl||40,000|
|2.||BC||1||Either Boy or Girl||20,000|
|3.||ST||1||Either Boy or Girl||20,000|
|4.||SC||1||Either Boy or Girl||20,000|
|5.||Girl Student||1||Either OC,BC,SC & ST Girl||20,000|
3.SELECTION OF AWARDEES:-
The selection list of the students shall be prepared by the Director of Government Examinations based on the merit list by keeping in view of the guidelines issued in G.O.Ms.No.207, Higher Education (EC.I) Dept., dated:28.06.1999 & G.O.Ms.No.51 Education (SE-Exams) Dept., dt:24.08.1999.
The guidelines issued in G.O.Ms.No.51 Edn (SE.Exams) Dept, dated:24.08.1999 shall be followed while selecting the students basing on the Grade Point Average (GPA) obtained in SSC Examinations instead of marks mentioned in the said G.O. In case there is a tie in the students GPA, the students shall be selected based on the date of birth whoever is elder. If Date of Birth is also same, students will be selected on the preferential order of ST/SC/BC & OC..
The students shall be selected for Pratibha Award irrespective of ceiling limit of income as prescribed in G.O.Ms.No.12 Higher Education (EC.I) Dept, Dated: 01.02.2005.
6. LIMIT TO OTHER WELFARE SCHOLARSHIPS:-The receipt of the award amount need not be linked to other welfare scholarship amounts received by the candidate by virtue of their other Social / Physical disadvantages, as the main objective of the scheme is to recognise the merit and for encouraging continuity in their studies/study.
7.STATE LEVEL FUNCTION:-
The State level function shall be organized by the Commissioner of School Education. The function cost may be borne proportionately divided by the School Education Department, Intermediate Education Department, Collegiate Education Department and Technical Education Department.
8.FELCITATION TO THE AWARDEES:-
All the candidates selected for Pratibha Awards shall be given (a) a cash memo for Rs.20,000/- (b) a certificate and (c) memento.
Lump sum amount paid to the students for meeting the costs of travel, boarding and lodging should also be enhanced as per the present rates.
The State Level function shall be organised every year on 15th October on the eve of “Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam” Birthday
11. CONFIRMATION OF PURSUING HIGHER EDUCATION:-
The District Educational Officer’s have to confirm that the candidate is pursuing Higher Education.
12. ITEMS OF EXPENDITURE:-
The allocated Budget may be permitted for utilisation for organisation of the Awards function, Scholarship to the Awardees, preparation of Medal, Certificates, Tabs, Transportation Allowances for Awardees, Escorts and Office staff.
13.HEAD OF ACCOUNT:-
Expenditure will be met from the Budget allotted in the Head of Account 2202-02-107-00-05-340-000-NV.
The Commissioner of School Education, A.P., Ibrahimpatnam is directed to implement the scheme of “Dr. A.P.J.AbdulKalam Prathibha Puraskar Award” with the above revised guidelines to the meritorious students with immediate effect.
The Commissioner of School Education, A.P., Ibrahimpatnam shall take further necessary action accordingly
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