GO 29 Ambedkar OVN Scheme Enhancement of income for PG CoursesSWD – Admbedkar Overseas Vidya Nidhi Scheme – Enhancement of income limit of the students from Rs.2.00 lakhs to 6.00 lakhs and reduce the minimum percentage of marks for P.G. course in medicine from 60% to 55% pass percentage for pursuing higher studies in P.G. courses in foreign universities -Orders – Issued.
G.O.MS.No. 29 Dated: 19/05/2015 Read the following :1. G.O.Ms.No. 54, SW (Edn.2) Dept.,dt. 28.06.2015.
2. G.O.Ms.No.77, SW (Edn.2) Dept., dt. 6.12.2014.
3.From the DSW., AP., Hyd. Lr.Rc.No.D3/376/2014, dt. 10.03.2015.
In the G.O first read above, Government have introduced the Scheme Ämbedkar Overseas
Vidya Nidhi – Financial Assistance for Scheduled Caste students for pursuing higher studies in Post
Graduate courses in Foreign Universities” stipulating that Scheduled Caste students whose family
income is less than 2.00 lakhs per annum from all sources are eligible to avail grant. Further for
admission in PG and Ph.d courses, minimum marks of 60% at graduate and PG level were prescribed .
2. In the G.O. second read above Govt. have modified the scheme by including (10) more
countries under eligible countries to avail grant under the scheme, permitting one year and one and
half year diploma courses and adding more courses including MBBS in China, Philippines and
3. The Director of Social Welfare , Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad, in his Lr. 3rd read above, has
requested to enhance the family income of the students to be eligible under the scheme Ämbedkar
Overseas Vidya Nidhi” from Rs.2.00 lakhs to 6.00 lakhs and to reduce the minimum percentage of marksfor P.G. course in medicine from 60% to 55% pass percentage.
GO 29 Ambedkar OVN Scheme Enhancement of income for PG Courses4. Government, after careful examination of the proposal, hereby enhance the annual family
income from all sources including that of the students, his/her parents/guardians to be eligible under
the scheme Ämbedkar Overseas Vidya Nidhi: from Rs.2.00 lakhs to Rs.6.00lakhs on par with the
Government of India scheme “National Overseas Scholarship for Scheduled Castes and to reduce the
minimum percentage of marks for admission of PG courses in medicine from 60% to 55% pass
5. The above orders will come into force with immediate effect.
6. The Director of Social Welfare, Andhra Pradesh., Hyderabad shall take action accordingly.
7. This order issues with the concurrence of Finance Department Vide their U.O.No.
4013/89/A1/EBS-III/15, dt. 17.4.2015.
(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)
PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT