PFMS – List of Scholarships, Tracking Payment Status

PFMS Scholarship – PFMS (Public Finance Management System), formerly known as CPSMS (Central Plan Scheme Monitoring System), is a distinctive web-based application to monitor the programs/schemes offered by the government in the social sector and track the disbursement of funds. It allows the students to track the payment status of all centrally-sponsored schemes and central sector schemes for which the payment is made through DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer Mode). The portal also enlists information on some of the scholarship schemes. 

Which scholarships are listed on PFMS? What is the difference between centrally-sponsored and central sector schemes? How can students track their scholarship payment status? Get answers to all these questions in detail in this article.  

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PFMS Scholarship – About PFMS Portal

Started in the year 2008-09, the CPSMS or PFMS portal was initially intended to monitor four flagship schemes of Government of India namely, MGNREGS, PMGSY, NRHM and SSA in states of Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Bihar and Punjab. However, it was linked to the financial networks of Central/State Governments and agencies of state governments at a later stage. Furthermore, the Government of India announced the DBT scheme in 2013 which was meant to be implemented through PFMS portal. 

Under the DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer) scheme, the payments for scholarships, pensions and other social welfare schemes were directly transferred to the ultimate beneficiaries through PFMS (Aadhaar enabled or via NEFT). This, in turn, allows the students to track their payment status online. 

The schemes for which payment status can be availed through PFMS portal are broadly categorized into two categories namely – 

  1. Centrally-sponsored schemes 
  2. Central sector schemes

PFMS Scholarship – Central Sector Schemes

The Central Sector Schemes are those schemes which are 100% funded by the Central Government and are implemented through a central government agency. For example, the scholarship schemes which are implemented through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP). These scholarships can also be broadly termed as PFMS Scholarships. 

PFMS Scholarship – Centrally-Sponsored Schemes (CSS)

Unlike the Central Sector Schemes which are 100% funded by the Central Government, the centrally-sponsored schemes include those schemes wherein a percentage of funding is borne by the State Governments. These schemes are implemented through the State Government. For example, the scholarships which are listed under the state schemes section on the NSP portal.

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PFMS Scholarship – List of Scholarships

Now, when you are aware of the types of scholarships which are monitored through PFMS, it is equally important to get a detailed overview of each PFMS scholarship. The portal enlists the information of some of the most popular scholarship schemes including Post-Matric Scholarships for SC, ST and OBC students, Scholarships for University/College students, National Means cum Merit Scholarship, etc. Given below is a detailed overview of each scholarship listed on PFMS portal. 

PFMS Scholarship – Scholarship for University/College Students

S.No.ParticularsDetails
1.Provider DetailMinistry of Education (formerly MHRD), Government of India
2.Number of Available Scholarships82000
3.Scholarship AmountINR 1,000 per month (for Graduation) and INR 2,000 per month (for Post Graduation)

Students pursuing professional courses would get INR 2,000 per month in 4th and 5th year

4.Academic QualificationClass 12 (Top 20% students)
5.Age Group18 to 25 years
6.Parental Income CriteriaLess than INR 6 lakh per annum
7.Application ModeOnline through the National Scholarship Portal

PFMS Scholarship – Post-Matric Scholarship for SC/ST Students

S.No.ParticularsDetails
1.Provider DetailMinistry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India
2.Scholarship TypeCentrally-Sponsored
3.Number of Available Scholarships Not Specified (All eligible candidates will receive the scholarship
4.CategorySC/ST
5.Scholarship AmountMaintenance allowance, Reimbursement of compulsory non-refundable fees, Study tour charges, Thesis typing/printing charges for Research Scholars, Book allowance for students pursuing correspondence courses, Book bank facility for specified courses, and Additional allowance for students with disabilities, for the complete duration of the course.
6.Academic QualificationStudents studying in Class 11 to Post-doctoral level
7.Parental Income CriteriaLess than INR 2.5 lakh per annum
8.Application Mode Online through respective state portals

PFMS Scholarship – Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC Students

S.No.ParticularsDetails
1.Provider DetailMinistry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India
2.Scholarship TypeCentrally-Sponsored
3.Number of Available ScholarshipsNot Specified (All eligible candidates will receive the scholarship)
4.Category SC/ST
5.Scholarship AmountVariable awards
6.Academic QualificationStudents studying in Class 9 and 10
7.Parental Income CriteriaLess than INR 1 lakh per annum
8.Application ModeOnline through respective state portals

PFMS Scholarship – National Means cum Merit Scholarship 

S.No.ParticularsDetails
1.Provider DetailDepartment of Elementary Education (HRD), Government of India
2.Scholarship TypeCentral Sector
3.Number of Available ScholarshipsNot Specified
4.Scholarship AmountINR 6,000 per annum
5.Scholarship Period4 years
6.Academic QualificationClass 8 passed students with 55% marks (for General students) and 50% marks (for SC/ST candidates)
7.Parental Income CriteriaNot applicable
8.Application ModeOnline through National Scholarship Portal
9.Selection ProcessState level exam in MAT (Mental Ability Test) and SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)

PFMS Scholarship – Top Class Education Scheme for SC Students

S.No.ParticularsDetails
1.Provider DetailMinistry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India
2.Scholarship TypeCentrally Sponsored
3.Number of Available ScholarshipsNot specified 
4.CategorySC 
5.Scholarship AmountFull tuition fee and other non-refundable charges up to INR 3.72 lakh per annum, Living expenses, book and stationery allowance, latest computer
6.Academic QualificationStudents pursuing Engineering, Medicine/Dentistry, Law, Management and other specialized courses
7.Parental Income CriteriaLess than INR 4.50 lakh per annum
8.Application ModeOnline through National Scholarship Portal

PFMS Scholarship – National Scheme of Incentive for Secondary Education of Girl Child

S.No.ParticularsDetails
1.Provider DetailDepartment of Elementary Education (HRD), Government of India
2.Scholarship TypeCentral Sector
3.Number of Available ScholarshipsNot specified
4.Scholarship AmountINR 3,000 (One-time)
5.Academic QualificationClass 8 passing girl students
6.Parental Income CriteriaNot applicable
7.Application ModeOnline through National Scholarship Portal

PFMS Scholarship – Post-Matric Scholarship for OBC Students 

S.No.ParticularsDetails
1.Provider DetailMinistry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India
2.Scholarship TypeCentrally-Sponsored
3.Number of Available ScholarshipsNot Specified
4.Scholarship AmountVariable awards
5.CategoryOBC
6.Academic Qualification Students studying in Class 11 to postdoctoral level
7.Parental Income CriteriaLess than INR 1 lakh per annum
8.Application ModeOnline through respective state portals

PFMS Scholarship – Know your payment status

The candidates who have applied for any centrally-sponsored scholarship through state implementing agencies can track their scholarship payment status online through PFMS portal. Follow the steps given below to track your PFMS scholarship payment status –

Step 1: Visit the official website of PFMS. 

Step 2: Click on the ‘Know your payment’ section. 

Step 3: A separate tracking window will open. Fill in all required details like your bank name and account number. 

Step 4: Enter the word verification (captcha) and click on ‘Search’ button. 

Step 5: You will get the current status of your scholarship amount (whether the amount has been transferred to your account or not). 

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PFMS Scholarship – Track NSP Payments

To track the payment status of scholarships available on the National Scholarship Portal, students are provided a distinctive feature on the PFMS portal. While you can track the status of your application on the NSP portal itself, you can further track its disbursement status online through PFMS. Follow the steps given below –

Step 1: Visit the official website of PFMS.

Step 2: Click on the ‘Track NSP Payments’ section. 

Step 3: Fill in all required details like bank name, account number and NSP application ID. 

Step 4: Enter the word verification (captcha) and click on the ‘Search’ button. 

Step 5: You will get the current payment status of your NSP scholarship amount. 

PFMS – FAQs

Q. How can a student check his/her PFMS scholarship balance? 

The students can check their PFMS scholarship balance online through PFMS. They need to provide their bank name, account number and NSP application ID (if applied through NSP) to get their actual status. 

Q. How can a student check for government scholarship in PFMS? 

To check for government scholarships in the PFMS portal, students need to visit the home page of PFMS and click on the ‘Scheme Listing’ given under ‘Scheme Detail’ section of the menu bar. 

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