National Jute Board Act, 2008 provides to “secure better working conditions and provisions and improvement of amenities and incentives for workers engaged in the jute industry” under Section, 5(2), (xxii) for the welfare of workers in jute - producing units. In line with the above and to extend support to the workers’ family towards education of their children, a scholarship scheme for educational support has been envisaged.
Scholarship to the qualified children will be paid as follows:
On qualifying Secondary Education (for girls only)
On qualifying Higher Secondary Education
(for girls only)
On qualifying Graduation (for boys & girls)
On qualifying Post Graduation (for boys & girls)
For pursuing Professional (Engg, Technical, Management, CA, CS, ICWAI courses) (in Govt. Institutions) (for boys/girls)
Annual Tution fees
For mill sector the scheme will be applicable to all jute goods manufacturing units throughout the country paying CESS.
Jute Goods manufacturing unit: Any registered manufacturing unit producing ‘jute manufactures’ as defined in Jute Manufactures Cess Act 1983 and employing at least 10 workers will be considered under the scheme.
JDP Unit : Any unit holding registration cum membership of JPDEPC or RCMC of the Council as “Manufacturer-Exporter’ or having a valid Factory Licence and has paid Licence fee for the current year or a unit having Part –2 registration under MSME.
Worker of a mill: Any workman directly engaged in manufacturing jute goods or involved in the shop floor activities of jute goods producing units as declared by the mill.
Worker of a JDP unit: Any worker who is directly engaged in manufacture of JDPs and is on the pay roll of the JDP unit and enrolled under ESI of the beneficiary unit.
Child: Child will mean a child of a worker (male / female) pursuing study in any recognised school / college. Any worker who is also a student / wife of a worker, who is a student, shall also be covered. Maximum two children per family will get the benefit of the scheme under the norms.
The Mill/JDP Unit should authorize a single representative and forward the details to NJB/IJMA/JPDEPC who shall be responsible for operation of the scheme.
After publication of the examination results/enrollment in professional course, the mill/JDP Units will verify the documents and submit to IJMA (for mill)/JPDEPC (for JDP unit) a consolidated list of eligible candidates in the prescribed format along with relevant bank details (A/c No. & IFSC Code etc) for transfer of fund.
Submission of incorrect bank details will directly lead to rejection of the application.
Bank Account in the single name of the applicant will be considered. Joint accounts will be rejected.
Applications complete in all respect are to be furnished in a single lot. Part submission of application will not be entertained. Incomplete applications will be rejected.
Upon receipt of applications from the mill/ JDP Unit, IJMA/JPDEPC will scrutinize the applications and forward to NJB (in soft and hard copy) along with the comprehensive list of the same.
Misrepresentation of facts/mis-declaration may lead to termination of scholarship and the entire amount disbursed is liable to be refunded by the mill/JDP Unit.
The scheme shall be valid only for the candidates who have appeared and passed Secondary/Higher Secondary Graduation/ Post Graduation Examination in the year 2016 or who have enrolled for pursuing professional courses in 2016.
The process followed/decision taken by NJB in granting the Scholarship will be final.
Documents to be scanned and submitted with the application
Copy of the Admit Card for the examination passed & Mark sheet issued by the respective Examination Authority duly countersigned by the authorized representative of the JDP Unit.
For professional courses copy of receipt of the admission fees paid to the institute along with identity card issued by the respective Institute.
Copy of ration card/voter card/Adhaar card of the applicant as proof of residence Copy of RCMC/Factory Licence along with copy of receipt of current Licence fees paid/DIC Part 2 Registration (for JDP units) and copy of last CESS payment record (for mills).
Copy of payroll register (with designation) of workers of the JDP Unit
Illegible scanned copies will be rejected.
All documents in original must be produced as and when called for.
Applications for grant of scholarship will be processed on first cum first serve basis and release will be subject to availability of fund.