Nanaji Deshmukh scheme of Construction of Hostels for DNT Boys and Girls
This is a centrally sponsored scheme launched w.e.f 2014-15 being implemented through State Governments/UT Administrations/ Central Universities. The Scheme aims at providing hostel facilities to students belonging to those DNT students who are not covered under SC, ST or OBC, to enable them to pursue secondary and higher education. The income ceiling for eligibility is Rs. 2.00 lakh per annum.
The Central Government will provide a maximum of 500 seats per annum throughout the country. The cost norm under the scheme is Rs.3.00 lakh per seat for the hostel (which is said between Centre and State in 75:25 ratio) and Rs.5,000/- per seat for furniture.
The construction work of the Hostel has to be completed within eighteen months from award of work order or two years from the release of Central assistance, whichever is earlier. In no case the time will be extended beyond 2 years. Any cost escalation due to delay in project will be borne by the State/Institute.
There is no separate budget outlay for the scheme. The expenditure if any in the year 2015-16 will be incurred from the outlay for the scheme of Educational & Economic Development of DNTs which is Rs. 5.00 crore.
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