Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on September 13, 2018 launched the country’s first “National Scholarship Portal Mobile App” (NSP Mobile App).
1. The National Scholarship Portal Mobile App will ensure a smooth, accessible and hassle-free scholarship system for students from poor and weaker sections.
2. All the scholarships are being given directly into bank accounts of the needy students under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode through the National Scholarship Portal.
3. The app ensures that there is no scope for duplication and leakage.
4. It will prove beneficial for students and will help in strengthening a transparent mechanism for the scholarships.
During the launch, Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi mentioned that during the last 4 years, the Modi Government’s “Empowerment without Appeasement” policy has ensured that students belonging to poor and weaker sections of Minorities are benefitted from various scholarship programmes.
The beneficiaries include about 1 crore 63 lakh girls. The school dropout rate among Muslim girls, which was earlier more than 70 percent, has now been reduced to about 35-40 percent due to awareness and educational empowerment programmes.