Prime Minister's Scholarship Scheme for RPF/RPSF 2021-22

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EligibilityDependent Wards and Widows of Ex/Serving RPF/RPSF personnel
AwardUp to INR 2,250 per month

About the Program


Prime Minister's Scholarship Scheme for RPF/RPSF 2021-22 is an initiative for the wards and widows of ex-RPF/RPSF personnel. The selected candidates shall receive a scholarship of up to INR 2,250 per month.

  • Prime Minister's Scholarship Scheme for RPF/RPSF 2021-22

    To be eligible, an applicant must:

    • Be a dependent ward of ex-RPF/RPSF personnel or widow
    • Have secured 60% and above marks in Minimum Educational Qualification (MEQ) i.e. class 12, Diploma/Graduation
    • Be pursuing a Professional or Technical degree course (B.E, B.Tech, MBBS, MCA, BCA, B.Pharma, B.Ed, BBS, BCA, MCA, B. Pharma, etc) recognized by respective government authorities like AICTE, MCI, UGC, NCTE, etc. 


    Note: Only two wards per family can receive benefits under this scholarship and they should be ensured by the beneficiaries as well as by the concerned zonal railways/RPSF.


    A total of 150 scholarships will be disbursed under this scheme. The amount of scholarship would be as follow:

    • INR 2,000 per month for male students
    • INR 2,250 per month for female students


    Note: The payment of the scholarship will be granted after the approval of the DG/RPF as per the order of merit each year.


    Following documents shall be uploaded while applying for the scholarship online:

    • Service Certificate issued by respective offices of the serving personnel for category 4.
    • A copy of the PPO/discharge certificate/book for Categories 1, 2, and 3.
    • Duly attested scanned copy of the mark-sheet/Grade card of 10+2/ diploma/graduation. 
    How can you apply?

    Eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship through the following steps -

    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button below. 
    Step 2: Read the guidelines carefully, select the undertaking, and 'Continue'. 
    Step 3: Select the state of domicile, scholarship category (Post Matric), scheme type (scholarship scheme), gender, write the applicant's name, date of birth, mobile number, email ID.
    Step 4: Provide the bank details (Bank name, IFSC Code, Account Number)
    Step 5: Select Aadhaar or Bank Account Number as identification detail and click on the 'Register' button.
    Step 6: The mobile number will be verified and an OTP will be generated.
    Step 7: Now, log in using OTP and fill the form.
    Step 8: An application ID and password will be generated. Use that for future references.

    Note: All the applicants are advised to fill the form correctly, no changes can be made once submitted. The applicants are also advised to fill in only one application as multiple applications will lead to the cancellation of the form.

Important Dates

Scholarship Closing Date: 31st January 2022
Last Date for Defect Verification: 07th February 2022
Last Date for Institute Verification: 07th February 2022

Selection Criteria

The preference will be given to students in the following order -

  • Category 1: Wards/Widows of ex-RPF/RPSF personnel who died in harness
  • Category 2: Wards/Widows of ex-RPF/RPSF personnel who died while in service
  • Category 3: Wards of ex-RPF/RPSF (retired) personnel
  • Category 4: Wards of serving RPF/RPSF personnel
Terms and Conditions
  • The scholarship scheme is tenable for one to five years depending on the duration of the course.
  • 50% of the scholarships are reserved for female candidates. In the case of any shortfall in the fresh cases, the scholarship numbers will not be adjusted for girls/boys.
  • The scholarships will be disbursed to selected students in their respective bank accounts through the Public Finance Management System (PFMS) under the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT).
  • PMSS can be availed for one course only.

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