Prime Minister's Scholarship Scheme for RPF/RPSF 2022-23

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EligibilityDependent Wards and Widows of Ex/Serving RPF/RPSF personnel
AwardUp to INR 3,000 per month

About the Program


Last Updated On : 05-12-2022   Posted By : Salma

Prime Minister's Scholarship Scheme for RPF/RPSF 2022-23 is an initiative of the Ministry of Railways, Government of India for the wards and widows of ex-RPF/RPSF personnel. The aim of this scheme is to encourage the candidates to pursue higher technical and professional education. The selected candidates will receive a scholarship of up to INR 3,000 per month.

  • Prime Minister's Scholarship Scheme for RPF/RPSF 2022-23

    To be eligible, an applicant must:

    • be a dependent ward of ex-RPF/RPSF personnel or widow
    • be pursuing a regular professional or technical degree course (B.E, B.Tech, MBBS, MCA, BCA, B.Pharma, B.Ed, BBS, BCA, MCA, etc) in an institution recognised by the Government Regulatory Bodies such as the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Medical Council of India (MCI), University Grants Commission (UGC), National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) etc. (Note - Only the Institutes/Universities/Colleges having All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) regulation will be permissible.)
    • have secured 60% and above marks in Minimum Educational Qualification (MEQ) i.e. Class 12, diploma/graduation


    Note - The scholarship is admissible for only two wards per family and 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 2,500 per month for male students
    • INR 3,000 per month for female students


    Note - The payment of scholarship will be granted after approval of the DG/RPF as per the order of merit in 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 marksheet/grade card of Class 12/diploma/graduation. 


    Note - For detailed information about categories, kindly refer to the 'Scholarship Guidelines'.

    How can you apply?

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

    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' link below. 
    Step 2: Navigate to 'Applicant Corner'and click on 'New Registration'.
    Step 3: Now click on 'Click here for other Scholarship Schemes hosted on NSP for AY 2022-23'.
    Step 4: Read the guidelines carefully, select the undertaking, and 'Continue'
    Step 5: Select the state of domicile, scholarship category (Pre Matric), scheme type (scholarship scheme), gender, and write the applicant's name, date of birth, mobile number, and email ID.
    Step 6: Provide the bank details (Bank name, IFSC Code, Account Number)
    Step 7: Select Aadhaar or Bank Account Number as identification detail and click on the 'Register' button.
    Step 8: The mobile number will be verified and an OTP will be generated.
    Step 9: Now, log in using OTP and fill out the application form.
    Step 10: After successful submission of the application form, an application ID and password will be generated which can be used 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 cancel the form.

Important Dates

Scholarship Closing Date: 31st December 2022
Last Date for Defect Verification: 15th January 2023
Last Date for Institute Verification: 15th January 2023

Selection Criteria

The candidates will be selected based on the fulfilment of eligibility criteria. If the number of applications exceeds the number of available scholarships, the order of preference for allotment of scholarships will be as under - 

  • Category 1 - Wards/widows of ex-RPF/RPSF personnel who died in harness due to causes attributed to encounters with terrorists or with criminals while protecting Railway Property, Passengers and Passenger areas or those who die during election work
  • 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.
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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.
  • If a student granted a scholarship based on the statement made in the application at any subsequent date is found to be incorrect in any respect, all the remaining scholarship will be forfeited and no application from the ex/serving RPF/window would be entertained in future.
  • There will be no renewal of the scholarship for the students who do not pass the current class in the same academic year or discontinues the course.

Note - For more information, kindly go through the ' Scholarship Guidelines'.

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by July, 2023. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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