Delhi Govt Launch Scheme for Students :- Education Loan for Students
Delhi Govt is providing student education loan for those student who wish to pursue diploma or degree level courses or any specified development course in Delhi also there is one more criteria is that student should be passed 10th or 12th from Delhi board.
The scheme launched by Delhi Chief Minister (CM) Arvind Kejriwal on 20thJune, it will serve as a huge encouragement to students who are unable to continue their education due to financial issues, Bank loans upto Rs.10 lakhs taken by the students will be provided guarantee through a Higher Education and Skill Development Credit Guarantee Fund to be created by the Government for providing guarantee to the banks in case of default. Students will not be required to furnish any collateral or margin money and the scheme will be universal in nature regardless of the student’s background.
SALIENT FEATURES OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION CREDIT GUARANTEE FUND
The scheme envisages creation of a corpus of Rs. 30 Crores called the Higher Education and Skill Development Credit Guarantee Fund (hereinafter referred to as the Fund), initially which will be used to provide appropriate guarantee. Banks wishing to avail of this facility will have to pay an Annual Guarantee Fee (AGF) of 0.5% of the outstanding amount as on the date of application of the guarantee cover upfront to the front within 30 days from the date of Credit Guarantee Demand Advice Note (CGDAN) of guarantee fee. All subsequent AGFs could be collected on the basis of the outstanding loan amount as at the beginning of the financial year. On default of the loan and invocation of claim, the Fund shall settle 75% of the claims (out of the 100% of total amount under default) after the credit facility has been recalled and the recovery proceedings have been initiated under due process of law and the balance 25% of the claim, if any, shall be paid after conclusion of the recovery proceedings and ascertaining the net/final loss incurred by the lending institution. The scheme shall be confined to education loans sanctioned by Member
Banks of Indian Bankers Association (IBA) or other Banks/Financial Institutions as identified by Govt. of NCT of Delhi.
Students who wish to pursue diploma or degree or specified skill development courses in Delhi and have done their Class-X and Class – XII from Delhi are eligible under this Scheme. For courses for which the qualifying examination is Class-X, students who have done Class-X in Delhi would be eligible under this Scheme. Students who are children of employees of Govt. of NCT of Delhi or Officials/government servants who are posted with the Govt..of NCT of Delhi are also eligible under this scheme.
The student should have secured admission to a higher education course or specified Skill development courses (diploma or degree including bachelors, Masters and Doctoral Degree) in recognized institutions in Delhi through Entrance Test/ Merit Based Selection process after completion of Secondary Examination/Senior Secondary Examination/required qualifying examination.
The guarantee would be available for loans for all recognized diploma/degree courses from Government Institutions /Universities and constituent colleges of University of Delhi. It would also be available for Private/ Self-financed Institutions located in Delhi having NAAC/NBA/SFRC grading. The department will persuade all the Private Institutions to get accreditation from NAAC/NBA. Till such time, grading as given by the Third State Fee Regulatory Committee (SFRC) set up by Directorate of Higher Education and Directorate of Training & Technical Education may be used for Private Institutions, since this grading is based on the infrastructure, faculty and academic standards of the institutions as also the costs being incurred by it.
It would also be available for Institutions of Technical/Training Skill Development such as courses by World Class Skill Centre or any other technical training/skill development institutions specified by the Government of NCT of Delhi.
Other reputed and recognized Institutions may be considered on the basis of employ ability.
The Private Institution in which admission has been secured should have NAAC/NBA grading.* Since presently all institutions do not have NAAC/NBA grading, SFRC grading will also be considered for a limited period.**
For private institutions having NAAC/NBA accreditation, minimum grade of A or B is required.
For private institutions having SFRC grading, A+ or A is required.
(SFRC grading has been given by the 3rd State Fee Regulatory Committee (SFRC) and is based on various parameters including infrastructure, faculty and academic standard. Institutions are advised to get NAAC/NBA accreditation at the earliest).
Note: It would be in order for banks to consider a meritorious student (who qualifies for a seat under merit quota) eligible for loan under this scheme even if the student chooses to pursue a course under Management Quota.
Courses Eligible for Studies in Delhi: (Indicative list)
Approved courses leading to graduate/ post graduate degree and PG diplomas conducted by recognized colleges/universities recognized by UGC/ Government/ AICTE/ AIBMS/ ICMR etc.
Courses like ICWA, CA, CFA etc
Courses conducted by IIT, NIFT, NLU, IIFT etc
Regular Degree/Diploma courses like aeronautical, pilot training, shipping, including those run by Polytechnics etc., degree/diploma in nursing, physiotherapy or any other discipline approved by Director General of Civil Aviation/Shipping/Indian Nursing Council or any other regulatory body as the case may be, if the course is pursued in Delhi. Skill Development Courses as may be specified by Govt. of NCT of Delhi.
- The above list is indicative in nature. Banks may approve other job oriented courses leading to technical/professional vocational/other degrees, post graduate degrees/diplomas offered by recognized institutions under this scheme.
- Courses other than the above offered by reputed institutions may also be considered on the basis of employability.
- The guarantee would be available for loans for only those institutions whose fee is regulated by the Government.
QUANTUM OF FINANCE
Need based finance to meet the expenses worked out as per para 5 above will be considered taking into account margins as per para 7 subject to the following ceiling:
Studies in Delhi – Maximum upto Rs. 10 lakhs.
Ordinarily loans upto Rs. 7.5 lakhs where conditions as prescribed under the Credit Guarantee Fund Scheme for Education Loans (CGSEL) of Govt. of India are satisfied can be granted by the Banks under the Govt. of India scheme as and when the same becomes operational.
However loans above Rs. 7.5 lakhs & upto Rs. 10 lakhs and loans in respect of Private Institutions which presently do not have NAAC accreditation as required under Govt. of India scheme but have SFRC grading of A+ or A and otherwise satisfy the requirements under the scheme of Govt. of NCT of Delhi will be covered under this scheme
RATE OF INTEREST
Interest to be charged at rates linked to the Base rate as decided by individual banks
Simple interest to be charged during the study period and up to commencement of
repayment. The maximum interest rate to be charged in Base Rate + 2 %.
Note:- Servicing of interest during study period and the moratorium period till commencement of repayment is optional for students. Accrued interest will be added to the principal amount borrowed while fixing EMI for repayment.
APPRAISAL / SANCTION/ DISBURSEMENT
Applications will be received either directly at bank branches or through on-line mode. Upon receipt of application, standard acknowledgement giving a reference number will be issued. The acknowledgement will contain contact details of the bank official who, could be contacted in case of delay in disposal of application.
Domicile Certificate issued by the Tehsildar (Executive Magistrate), Revenue Department, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, will be accepted by the Banks as proof of domicile, if required.
Normally, sanction/rejection will be communicated within 15 days of receipt duly completed application with supporting documents.
In the normal course, while appraising the loan, the future income prospect of the student only will be looked into.
State Level Bankers Committee (SLBC) will provide information regarding loans sanctioned under the Govt. of India scheme to students of Delhi on quarterly basis.
Rejection of loan application, if any, shall be done with the concurrence of the controlling authority of the branch concerned and under intimation to the
Directorate of Higher Education, Delhi and conveyed to the student stating reason for rejection.
Students may submit their loan applications either at the bank branches near the residence of parents or to the educational institution. However, after the loan is sanctioned, the cases would be transferred to the bank branch near the institution for follow up with student / institution. The KYC compliance for the purpose has to be done by the branch nearest to the residence of parents.
The loan to be disbursed in stages as per the requirement/ demand directly to the Institutions/ Vendors of equipment / instruments to the extent possible.
The Directorate of Higher Education in collaboration with State Level Bankers Committee will set up a portal to monitor the entire process. Loans sanctioned will be immediately uploaded on the Portal.
Recovery proceedings by Banks will also be monitored by the Dte. of Higher Education and Banks will upload the information regarding recovery and default status every six months.
Grievance Redressal Committee will be formed which will be headed by Director, Higher Education with one member each from Indian Bankers Association (IBA), Lead Bank, Canara Bank to handle any complaint, grievances including those relating to cases rejected by Banks. The committee will meet on a monthly basis or as frequently as may be necessary.
Repayment Holiday / Moratorium – Course period + 1 year.
If the student is not able to complete the course within the scheduled time, extension of time for completion of course may be permitted for a maximum period of 2 years. If the student is not able to complete the course for reasons beyond his control, sanctioning authority may at his discretion consider such extensions as may be deemed necessary to complete the course. In case the student discontinues the course midway, appropriate repayment schedule will be worked out by the bank in consultation with the student/parent.
The accrued interest during the repayment holiday period to be added to the principal and repayment in Equated Monthly Installments (EMI) fixed.
1% interest concession may be provided by the bank, if interest is serviced during the study period and subsequent moratorium period prior to commencement of repayment.
Repayment of the loan will be in equated monthly installments for a period of 15 years for all categories.
While EMI based repayment is the generally accepted practice, many times the salary levels at the start of the career may not facilitate comfortable payment of EMI in certain cases (e.g. professionals like Doctors). Telescoping of repayment with stepped up installments with passage of time may be considered in such cases.
Note:- No prepayment penalty will be levied for prepayment of loan any time during the repayment period.
Banks may arrange for life insurance policy for the students availing Education Loan. Individual Banks may work out the modalities with insurance companies. Schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojna (PMJJBY) and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojna (PMSBY) may be availed to ensure reasonability of premium and to cover the loan and act as a safety net for the parents.
FOLLOW UP / MONITORING
Banks will contact college / university / institutional authorities to obtain progress report on the student at regular intervals in respect of those who have availed loans. The UID number issued by UIDAI /PAN may also be captured in bank’s system. Immediately on a loan becoming a Non-performing Asset (NPA), this UIDAI/AADHAAR linkage could be used to deny benefits of any project or scheme of Government of NCT of Delhi to an individual. Banks may enter into Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the educational institutions to provide the educational loans to the students if so desired. However the student will have the freedom to approach any Bank as per his/her choice/convenience. There may be an annual review of the asset quality of educational loans between banks and educational institutions.
No processing charges may be levied on the loans sanctioned under the scheme.
Sanction of loan to more than one child from the same family
Existence of an earlier education loan to the brother(s) and/or sister(s) will not affect the eligibility of another meritorious student from the same family obtaining education loan as per this scheme from the bank.
There is no specific restriction with regard to the age of the student to be eligible for education loan. However, if the student was a minor while the parent executed Documents for the loan, the bank will obtain a letter of ratification from him/her upon attaining majority.
Top up loans
Banks may consider top up loans to students pursuing further studies within the overall eligibility limit, if such further studies are commenced during the moratorium period of the first loan. The repayment of the loan will commence provided under the scheme.
The joint borrower should normally be parent(s)/guardian of the student borrower. In case of a married person, joint borrower can be either spouse or the parent(s)/parents-in-law.
- No Dues Certificate
No dues certificate will not be insisted upon as a pre-condition for considering education loan. However, banks shall obtain a declaration/ an affidavit confirming that no loans are availed from other banks.
Disposal of loan application
Loan applications have to be disposed of in the normal course within a period of 15 days to 1 month, but not exceeding the time norms stipulated for disposing of loan applications under priority sector lending.
In case of default of loan credit score such as Credit Information Bureau (I) Ltd. (CIBIL) of parents as well as students will be affected which will adversely impact their capacity to take future loans as well as increases the cost of loan.
Furnishing of Documents
Students shall have to furnish to the Banks authenticated copies of documents
related to their academic performance sheet, if so desired by the Banks.
Sharing of Student’s Progress Reports by Institutions.
In order to reduce the possibility of deliberate default, the Educational / Technical Training/ Skill Development Institutions will be involved in the process. They will share progress reports of the students who have taken loans with the banks, at regular intervals, if so desired by the Banks.
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