Government of Andhra Pradesh issued certain policy guidelines as well as procedure for sanction and reimbursement of fee and post matric scholarships to students belonging to various disadvantaged sections of the population Free education to kids of Residents at Amaravati.
The following are the guidelines for Free education to kids of Residents at Amaravati:
i Comprehensive procedure for sanction, drawl and disbursement of scholarships for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes students, issued in the G.O.
ii. Procedure for online sanction and disbursement of post metric scholarships to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes and Disabled Students, issued in the G.O .
iii. Free education to kids of Farmers & Residents residing at Amaravati Guidelines for reimbursement of tuition fee to the eligible Economically Backward Classes Students, issued in the G.O .
iv. Free education to kids of Farmers & Residents residing at Amaravati Guidelines for streamlining reimbursement of fees and payment of scholarships to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes, Economically Backward Classes/ Minorities and Physically Challenged, issued in the G.O.
v. Format for issue of income certificate by revenue authorities for grant of post matric scholarships and fee reimbursement to Students, issued in the G.O.
vi. Policy for sanction of post matric scholarships to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes, Economically Backward Classes/ Minorities and Physically Challenged students for the academic year 2014-15, issued in the G.O.
2. Government is obliged to provide certain benefits to the affected families one of which is free education to all the residents of the Amaravati capital city area residing as on 8th December, 2014, as per rule (4), schedule III (iii) issued.
3. In the Letter, the Commissioner, Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) furnished a draft guidelines for
reimbursement of tuition fee in Government and recognized polytechnics, professional colleges and university colleges for all the residents of Amaravati Capital City Area residing as on 8th December, 2014 and requested the Government to issue necessary orders.
4. Government, after careful examination of the matter, hereby issue the following guidelines for reimbursement of tuition fee for Amaravati Students studying in Government and recognized polytechnics, professional colleges and university colleges in the state starting from the year 2016-17. The guidelines issued in the G.O 2nd read above, shall be applicable to the reimbursement of tuition fee also except in respect of the following items for which specific guidelines are issued hereunder:
. Implementing Department: Backward classes welfare department shall be the implementing agency. At the district level the District Backward Classes Welfare Officer (DBCWO) shall be responsible for implementation.
. Eligible colleges: Government and recognized polytechnics, convener quota (Category A) in respect of professional colleges and university colleges, excluding intermediate colleges, in the state hereinafter referred to as “eligible colleges” shall be eligible.
. Eligible students: Students who were residents as on 8th December, 2014 in the Amaravati Capital City Area, irrespective of the parental income or community, studying in the eligible colleges, and not already covered under other categories such as Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes/Backward Classes/ Minorities/ Physically Challenged shall be eligible.
. Implementation period: This scheme shall be applicable for a period of ten years starting from the academic year 2015-16. Those who become eligible during the last year of the scheme shall be continued benefits under this scheme till the completion of that course
. Benefits: The students shall be eligible to apply for reimbursement of tuition fee.
. Listing of Colleges & Fee structure: The list of Colleges and fee structure as communicated by the concerned Administrative Departments and Universities shall be entered in the master database of the IT application for the scheme
commencement year. For the subsequent years, only the additions, deletions and modifications in names of colleges and fee structure shall be communicated by the respective Administrative Departments and Universities, to the Commissioner/Director for BC Welfare to update the said database.
. Online submission of application: Eligible students studying post matric Courses in eligible colleges may apply online in prescribed format for tuition fee reimbursement within one month from the date of admission. One hard copy of the same application along with the following documents shall be submitted to the principal of the college where the student is studying.
(i) Certificate issued by the Competent Authority of the Land Pooling Unit or any other officer authorized in this regard.
(ii) SSC certificate.
(iii) Qualifying examination pass certificate and marks memorandum
(iv) Bonafide certificate issued by the principal
(v) A pass post size photograph of the student shall also be affixed on the application.
(vi) Allotment of Colleges for verification.
The District Collector shall prepare a schedule date-wise/college- wise for physical verification of the students who have applied for reimbursement of tuition fee, by allotting officers, as detailed in Annexure- II, issued in the G.O 2nd read above. The principal shall ensure that the student applicant shall be present at the college on the date fixed for verification. The verification officer after satisfying with the genuineness of the student applicant shall make his specific recommendation and affix his signature and stamp on the application form. The verification officer of the district, after completion of the process of verification, shall communicate the list of eligible student’s college-wise to the Director for Backward Class Welfare Officer(DBCWO). Hard copies of individual applications along with the supporting documents as mentioned supra shall also be handed over to the DBCWO who shall be overall in-charge of the disbursement of scholarships and reimbursement of tuition fee to the eligible students.
. Procedure for release of Budget: The Commissioner, APCRDA shall release the necessary budget to the DBCWO after obtaining from the Government in MA&UD Department. All the expenditure shall be booked under the Land Pooling Scheme Budget by the Commissioner, APCRDA. This being a flagship project of the Government having immense public interest as well as statutory obligation on Government, the budget for this scheme shall be released in half-yearly advances to the Commissioner, APCRDA by Government.
. Sanctioning Authority: The Joint Collector, Guntur District and Ex-officio Additional Commissioner, APCRDA, Amaravati Capital City Area, shall be the authority competent to sanction reimbursement of the tuition fee to the colleges concerned.
. Drawl procedure: The DBCWO shall be the authority to draw and disburse the Tuition fees. The DBCWO shall present the bill to the DTOs /PAO/ Bank as the case may be in the name of the nodal banks with a hard and soft copy of the list of colleges. The DTO/PAO shall pass the bill and send cheques to the Nodal banks directly. The Nodal banks shall adjust the sanctioned amount to their respective branches to credit into the accounts of the colleges concerned. The DBCWO shall send a hard copy of the list of eligible students to whom reimbursement of tuition fee has been sanctioned to the principals of the colleges and obtain acknowledgement.
. Utilization certificate: The Principal of the college receiving the Tuition fees reimbursement shall submit utilization certificate to the DBCWO within (15) days of receipt of the amount who in turn shall submit it to the Commissioner, APCRDA.
. Supervision: The Joint Collector, Guntur District and Ex-officio Additional Commissioner, APCRDA, Amaravati Capital City Area shall supervise the reimbursement of tuition fee to the colleges as per the guidelines mentioned above.
5. The Commissioner, Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority shall take necessary action accordingly.
Read the following:
1. G.O Ms No. 90 Social Welfare Dept. dated 30.7.2002.
2. G.O Ms No. 143 Social Welfare Dept. dated 15.7.2008.
3. G.O Ms No. 102 Higher Education Dept. dated 29.7.2009.
4. G.O Ms No. 66 Social Welfare Dept. dated 8.9.2010.
5. G.O Rt. No. 1307 Revenue (Ser II) Dept. dated 13.09.2010.
6. G.O Ms No 72, Social Welfare Dept. dated 18.10.2014.
7. The Andhra Pradesh Capital City Land Pooling Scheme Formulation and Implementation) Rules, 2015.
8. From the Commissioner, Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority, Lr.No. CRDA-14024(34)/3/2016-MG5CRD OMGT-CRDA, dated 30.1.2016.