जनजातीय कार्य मंत्रालय
Ministry of Tribal Affairs

About The Ministry
The Ministry was set up in 1999 after the bifurcation of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment with the objective of providing more focused approach on the integrated socio-economic development of the Scheduled Tribes (STs).
The programmes and schemes of the Ministry are intended to support and supplement other Central Ministries, State Governments and partly of voluntary organizations, and to fill critical gaps in institutions and programmes taking into account the situation of STs through financial assistance. These schemes comprising economic, educational and social development through institution building are administered by the Ministry and implemented mainly through the State Governments/ Union Territory Administrations. The Ministry also supplements the efforts of other Ministries by way of various developmental interventions in critical sectors through specially tailored schemes.
About The National Overseas Scholarship [NOS] Portal
This is a Central Sector Scheme of Ministry of Tribal Affairs and every year 20 fresh ST students are given scholarship for pursuing Master Degree, Ph.D, Post-Doctoral courses at abroad. The applications are invited online on National Overseas Portal. The detailed guidelines of scheme, Instruction manual, and all information required for filling application is available here. The portal is integrated with Digital Locker and fetches documents already available there and also has facility to upload documents not available on digilocker. The registered student can upload their queries and grievance on portal. There is provision of sending alerts/notifications through individual or bulk SMS and Emails to students. For monitoring purposes, it is linked to the Dashboard.

News & Events
Interview for the selection of candidates for provisional award of National Overseas Scholarship for ST student for the year 2019-20 will be conducted on 23rd and 24th September, 2020 in New Delhi.
Ministry of Tribal Affairs wins SKOCH DIGITAL INDIA GOLD Award 2020
Registration on NATIONAL OVERSEAS SCHOLARSHIP PORTAL is open now. Last date to invite/ submit application is 31.10.2020.
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