CENTRAL SECTOR SCHEME OF INTEREST SUBSIDY ON EDUCATIONAL LOANS
Ministry of Human Resource Development
The Ministry of Human Resource Development launched during 2009-10 a new Central Scheme to provide full interest subsidy during the period of moratorium on educational loans for students belonging to economically weaker sections (with parental family income from all sources of less than Rs.4.5 lakh annually), from scheduled banks under the Educational Loan Scheme of the Indian Bank's Association (IBA). The loans are for pursuing of studies in professional/technical streams from recognized institutions in India, subject to a loan ceiling of Rs.10 lakhs.
Under the Scheme, proof of income is required to be certified by authorities to be designated by the State Governments. Accordingly, the Ministry has written to all Chief Secretaries of States/Union Territories to intimate the designated authority/authorities (at the District/Sub-District/Block, etc. levels) to the District level Consultative Committee (DLCC) so that banking authorities at the branch level where students would be approaching for availing the scheme would be aware of the same. The eligible students may get the details of designated authorities from the concerned branch of the Bank where they have availed of loan.
All Scheduled Member Banks of the IBA have also been advised to take necessary action to adopt and implement the Scheme so that the benefits of the Scheme accrue to the eligible students. Canara Bank is the Nodal Bank, for the Member Banks of IBA, for claiming reimbursement of interests to student accounts. The details of the Scheme as well as the above communication are available on the website of the HRD Ministry at www.education.nic.in.
All eligible students who wish to avail of the benefits of the Scheme, are advised to approach the respective bank branch from where they availed of the education loan and complete the necessary formalities including obtaining the certification in respect of annual family income from the competent authority at the Block/Tehsil/District Level, so that the individual students accounts could be credited with he interest due on the Loans for the academic year 2009-10 onwards. Those who have already submitted such Certificates are not required to submit them again. The last day for submitting Certificates by students to respective branches is 20.07.2011