APJ AbdulKalam Prathibha Puraskar Award Application Guidelines

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Education Department “Dr A.P.J.AbdulKalam Prathibha Puraskar Award” – Scheme
for promoting Quality and Excellence in Education – Revised guidelines Issued. G.O.MS.No. Dated:11.10.2017. Read the following:

APJ AbdulKalam Prathibha Puraskar Award Application Guidelines:

APJ AbdulKalam Prathibha Puraskar Award Application Guidelines
APJ AbdulKalam Prathibha Puraskar Award Application Guidelines

ORDER:-

In supersession of the orders issued in the reference 6th read above, the Government of Andhra Pradesh in its endeavour to promote quality and excellence in education have introduced the scheme of “Pratibha Awards”. Under this scheme, meritorious students who excel in the SSC Public Examinations will be awarded merit certificates, a memento and scholarships to meet the cost of Higher Education.
2. The Commissioner of School Education, A.P., Ibrahimpatnam in the reference 7th read above has submitted the proposal to the Government for issue partial modification to the orders issued in the reference 6th read above.
3. Government after careful examination of the matter duly considering the proposal
of Commissioner of School Education, A.P., Hyderabad and in supersession of the
orders issued in the reference 6th read above hereby issue the following revised
guidelines:
1.NAME OF THE AWARD:-
Henceforth the Prathibha State level Awards will be redesignated as Dr.
A.P.J.AbdulKalam Prathibha Puraskar Award.
2.NO. OF AWARDEES:-
In every mandal, 6 students will be given Pratibha Awards for their highest score
in class X (the preceding Academic Year) one each for BC, SC, ST, one for the Girl
Student and two for OC. Pratibha Scholarship amount for the selected Awardee will be
given in one instalment only @ Rs.20,000/- per awardee as detailed below:.
Sl. No Category No. of Awards Gender Award amount in Rs.

  • 1. OC 2 Either Boy or Girl 40,000
  • 2. BC 1 Either Boy or Girl 20,000
  • 3. ST 1 Either Boy or Girl 20,000
  • 4. SC 1 Either Boy or Girl 20,000
  • 5. Girl Student 1 Either OC,BC,SC & ST Girl 20,000
  • Total 6 1,20,000/-
3.SELECTION OF AWARDEES:-
The selection list of the students shall be prepared by the Director of
Government Examinations based on the merit list by keeping in view of the guidelines
issued in G.O.Ms.No.207, Higher Education (EC.I) Dept., dated:28.06.1999 &
G.O.Ms.No.51 Education (SE-Exams) Dept., dt:24.08.1999.
4.RESOLVING TIE:-
The guidelines issued in G.O.Ms.No.51 Edn (SE.Exams) Dept,
dated:24.08.1999 shall be followed while selecting the students basing on the Grade
Point Average (GPA) obtained in SSC Examinations instead of marks mentioned in the
Said G.O. In case there is a tie in the students GPA, the students shall be selected
Based on the date of birth whoever is an elder. If Date of Birth is also same, students will
be selected in the preferential order of ST/SC/BC & OC.
5.CEILING LIMIT:-
The students shall be selected for Pratibha Award irrespective of ceiling limit of
income as prescribed in G.O.Ms.No.12 Higher Education (EC.I) Dept, Dated:
01.02.2005.
6. LIMIT TO OTHER WELFARE SCHOLARSHIPS:-
The receipt of the award amount need not be linked to other welfare scholarship
amounts received by the candidate by virtue of their other Social / Physical
disadvantages, as the main objective of the scheme is to recognise the merit and for
encouraging continuity in their studies/study.
7.STATE LEVEL FUNCTION:-
The State level function shall be organized by the Commissioner of School
Education. The function cost may be borne proportionately divided by the School
Education Department, Intermediate Education Department, Collegiate Education
Department and Technical Education Department.
8.FELICITATION TO THE AWARDEES:-
All the candidates selected for Pratibha Awards shall be given (a) a cash memo
for Rs.20,000/- (b) a certificate and (c) memento.
9.CONVEYANCE CHARGES:-
Lump sum amount paid to the students for meeting the costs of travel, boarding
and lodging should also be enhanced as per the present rates.
10.DATE:-
The State Level function shall be organised every year on 15
th October on the eve
of “Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam” Birthday
11. CONFIRMATION OF PURSUING HIGHER EDUCATION:-
The District Educational Officer’s have to confirm that the candidate is pursuing
Higher Education.
12. ITEMS OF EXPENDITURE:-
The allocated Budget may be permitted for utilisation for organisation of the
Awards function, Scholarship to the Awardees, preparation of Medal, Certificates, Tabs, Transportation Allowances for Awardees, Escorts and Office staff.




13.HEAD OF ACCOUNT:-
Expenditure will be met from the Budget allotted in the Head of Account 2202-02-107-00-05-340-000-NV.
4. The Commissioner of School Education, A.P., Ibrahimpatnam is directed to
implement the scheme of “Dr. A.P.J.AbdulKalam Prathibha Puraskar Award” with the
above revised guidelines to the meritorious students with immediate effect.
5. The Commissioner of School Education, A.P., Ibrahimpatnam shall take further
necessary action accordingly
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