The Scheme has now been revised w.e.f. 01.07.2011. The revision consists of the following:- I. Changes in (i) income ceiling; (ii) grouping of courses; and (iii) rates of maintenance and other allowances, as per details given in para 4 below, and II. The Scheme was, to begin with, meant to be open-ended, but has, in practice, been implemented subject to allocation available for it.
At the beginning of the financial year, notional allocation(NA) of funds of States/UTs will be made by this Ministry, from the overall annual outlay of the Scheme, on the basis of population of each State/UT, excluding States/UTs having no notified list of OBCs (viz. Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Lakshadweep).
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