Post-Matric Scholarship for Minority Students

Post-Matric Scholarship for Minority Students

West Bengal Minorities Development & Finance Corporation
(A Statutory Corporation of Govt. Of West Bengal)
An ISO 9001:2008 Certified Organization

Notice inviting Application for Post-Matric Scholarship for the year 2012-13
(For Minority Student)

The West Bengal Minorities Development & Finance Corporation invites Online Applications from meritorious students belonging to Minority Communities (i.e. Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, Sikh and Parsee) who are pursuing Higher Secondary course or Under Graduate/Post Graduate courses under recognized Boards/ Universities of West Bengal and other recognized Boards/Universities of other states of India. Students perusing under Graduate/ Post Graduate technical or professional course are not eligible in the programme. However they may apply under Merit — Cum — Means Scholarship of this Corporation. Students of Technical and Vocational courses in ITI/ITC affiliated with National Council for Vocational Training of class XI and XII level are also eligible. Details of Scholarship may be seen at our and

The Eligibility Criteria are as follows:

  1. He/ She must be a citizen of India and domicile of West Bengal.
  2. His/ Her annual family income should not exceed Rs. 2.00 lakh.
  3. He/ She should have obtained minimum 50% marks in the previous final examination.

General Terms & Conditions:

  1. The eligible students are to apply Online at (Post Matric Scholarship) after finalizing and submitting the same to their Institutions. The last date for submission of Online application is upto midnight of 30th September 2012 for both Fresh and Renewal cases.
  2. After submission of Online applications, the students are required to submit duly signed printed version of their Online applications along with all supporting documents to their respective Institutes. The last date of submission of duly signed hard copy of Online applications to the respective Institutions is 10th October 2012 for both fresh and Renewal cases. It is to be noted that without receipt of hard copy, the applications are likely to be rejected.
  3. For further details the students may contact the Enquiry Office of WBMDFC on phone No. 033-4004-7469 AT ‘AMBER’, DD-27/E, SALT LAKE CITY, SEC-1, and KOLKATA-700064 or the office of Minority Affairs in their concerned district located in the D.M’s office.
  4. 30% Scholarship has been kept reserved for the Girl Students.

Managing Director

Office Address: “AMBER”, DD-27/3, SECTOR-1, SALTLAKE CITY, KOLKATA-700064
Phone No: 033-40047469





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Applications are being invited for awarding scholarship for the year 2012-2013 under

“West Bengal Government Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme” introduced for providing financial assistance to the poor and meritorious students of West Bengal pursuing higher studies. The students of post-Madhyamik levels in regular courses who are domiciled in West Bengal and studying in one of the educational institutions of this State after passing out from the State Board/Council of Secondary/Higher Secondary Education and Madrasah Siksha Parishad or a University of West Bengal, set up by State Act, whose annual family income is Rs.80,000/- or less may apply for this scholarship provided their educational qualifications are as follows :


1) For Scholarships at Higher Secondary level (@ Rs.500/- p.m.)

At least 75% in aggregate in Madhyamik Pariksha or its equivalent as stated above excluding optional elective subject. Students who are enrolled in Class-XI on passing the Madhyamik Pariksha or its equivalent examination in 2012 will be eligible to apply.


2) For the Under Graduate level scholarships (@ Rs.750/- to Rs.1500/- p.m.)

Candidates must obtain at least 75% marks, consisting of two language subjects and three

best elective subjects. Students who are enrolled in the first year of Under Graduate Course after passing the H.S. Examination or its equivalent as stated above in 2012 will be eligible to apply.


3) For scholarships at Diploma (Polytechnic) level (@ Rs. 750/- p.m.)

Students who are enrolled after passing-out in Secondary (M.P.) Examination or its equivalent as stated above in 2012 for first year Diploma (Polytechnic) courses [H.S. Examination or its Equivalent for Diploma in Pharmacy or Modern Office Practice & Management of 2 year duration ] and after passing-out in ‘West Bengal State Council of Vocational Education & Training’ courses which is equivalent to H.S. Examination for 2nd year Diploma (Polytechnic) courses on lateral entry basis will be eligible to apply. Candidates must obtain at least 75% marks in aggregate [excluding the marks secured in the optional elective subject, if any]


4) For the Post-Graduate level scholarships (@Rs.1200/- to Rs.1400/- p.m.).

At least 55% marks in Honours subjects at the Graduation level. Students who are enrolled in the first year class of Post Graduate Course in general education after passing the Graduation with Honours in 2012 will be eligible to apply. Different categories of applicants will submit their applications to different offices as mentioned hereunder:

i) Class-XI students – Directorate of School Education, W.B., (Training & Examination Cell),

Bikash Bhavan, 7th floor, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700091.

ii) The 1s t year students of UG and PG Courses in general education (Arts, Commerce and

Science) and other professional courses approved by UGC, excluding Engineering & Medical – Directorate of Public Instruction, W.B., Scholarship & Stipend Section, Bikash Bhavan, 9th floor, North Wing, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700091.

iii) The student pursuing 1s t year or 2nd year Polytechnic Diploma Course after passing Madhyamik Pariksha/Higher Secondary or its equivalent examination – Directorate of Technical Education & Training, West Bengal, Bikash Bhavan, 10th floor, East Wing (North), Salt Lake, Kolkata-700091.

iv) The 1s t year UG and PG courses (Engineering & Technology) and other professional Engineering courses of equivalent stature approved by AICTE – Directorate of Technical Education, West Bengal, Bikash Bhavan, 10th floor, East Wing(South), Salt Lake, Kolkata- 700091.

v) The 1s t year UG (Medical) courses like MBBS, BDS, BHMS, BAMS and UG Nursing – Directorate of Medical Education West Bengal, ‘Swasthya Bhavan’, Sector-V, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700091.


Detailed particulars of the “West Bengal Government Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme” along with proforma of Application Form, Model Proforma for Income Affidavit and Income Certificate may be available from the abovementioned Government offices and the

following websites :-




Applications (hand written or typed) – in the prescribed proforma alongwith requisite enclosures (e.g. certificates, declaration etc.) are to be submitted in envelopes to the offices

mentioned above within the due date. The words, “Application for West Bengal Government Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme for pursuing …………….*Course of studies” is to be clearly written on the envelope.

*(the name of the course in which admission taken during the academic year 2012-2013 is

to be mentioned)

Duly completed applications alongwith requisite enclosures and a recent passport sized

and signed photograph properly affixed on the application form must reach / be submitted to the Government Offices mentioned above by the 30th November, 2012. It may be noted here that duly filled in and completed applications will only be considered for awarding Scholarships. Levelwise number of awardees will be selected considering both merit and means of the applicants from the valid applications received within the last date of receiving applications. Applications received after the last date of submission will be summarily rejected without showing any reason.

N. B.

1. Candidates opting for these scholarships and found eligible, will not be allowed to enjoy any other Governmental (Central/State) scholarship or stipend for the same course / stage of study. However, one time grant or assistance received from any source, or free or partly free-studentship allowed by the host institutions will not debar the students from availing of the benefits of the Scheme.

In case of suppression of fact of getting double scholarships from the Government Authorities for the same course of study the scholarships granted shall be cancelled automatically and the scholarships payee shall be asked to refund the amount at once.

2. For renewal of scholarship, application with “continuity Certificate” from the head of the educational institution must be deposited to the concerned scholarship sanctioning authority within one month from the date of his/her admission in the next higher class due to promotion by passing in the first attempt.

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Rules & Regulations for D El Ed Course in the Session 2012-14

West Bengal Board of Primary Education
Acharya Prafulla Chandra Bhavan
DK 7/1, Sector II, Salt Lake City, Kolkata 700 091
Phone: (033) 2321 1201/1202, 2359 8099/8135, 2334 8983

No. 768/BPE/2012, Date: 20/06/2012


In continuation of our Advertisement/Notification for admission, dated 13th September, 2012, it is informed that the candidates facing difficulty in collecting Information Booklet — cum — Application Form from the Primary Teachers’ Training Institutes may download the forms from The downloaded application forms, duly filled in should be dropped into the DROP BOX, kept at the West Bengal Board of Primary Education within the stipulated date and time along with a Bank Draft of Rs. 300/- (Rupees three hundred) only (Rs. 150/- for SC/ST/OBC/PH) drawn on a Nationalized Bank in favour of West Bengal Board of Primary Education payable at Kolkata. Applications, sent by post, courier services or any other means, will not be accepted for consideration.

Sd/- ( Dr. R.C. Bagchi )

Rules & Regulations For Admission to Two Year D El Ed Course in the Session-2012-14

A Candidate applying for admission to the Two Year D. El. Ed. Course in an institution, recognized by the NCTE, and affiliated to the WBBPE:

1. should be an Indian citizen.

2. should pass the H.S (+2) Examination or its equivalent from any recognized Board/Council/University with at least 50% marks in the aggregate. There is, however, a relaxation of 5% marks for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PH categories.

3. Should be at least 18 years old on or before 01.07.2012 and should not be above 35 years of age (40 years of age for SC/ST/OBC/PH) as on 01.07.2012.

4. A candidate, opting for admission to a Bengali/ Urdu/ Hindi/ Nepali medium institution, must have studied the language at the Higher Secondary level as a compulsory subject.

5. 4% (i.e. two out of fifty) of the seats shall be earmarked for candidates coming from the Vocational Stream Course (+2 Level) under any Board/University/Council or its equivalent, regardless of categories.

a) Such vocational candidates should have studied at least two languages including English at the +2-stage.

b) Such vocational candidates should score at least 50% marks at the +2-stage.

6. Such vocational — course — pass — candidates, however, shall not be eligible for other 48 (96%) seats under any conditions of backwardness or physical disability.

7. Reservation of seats shall be made as per the following guidelines.




Scheduled Caste


11 out of fifty

Scheduled Tribe


03 out of fifty

Other Backward Classes


04 0ut of fifty

Physically Handicapped


02 out of fifty

General/ Unreserved


28 out of fifty



02 out of fifty

8. The course fees and admission fees as will be set by the WBBPE/Government of West Bengal, shall have to be strictly followed, otherwise stern action will be taken up by the appropriate authority.

9. Ten (10) percent seats of the total number of students of a Private Institution shall be reserved as ‘Management Quota’. No such reservation will be there in case of a Government/Government Sponsored/Govt. Aided institution. In case of such reservations, admission procedures and other terms and conditions for admission, as prescribed, should also be maintained strictly.

10. How to fill in the application form: The applicant should go through the information booklet and the application form carefully before starting filling in. It is advisable to photocopy it first and fill in the photocopy before filling the actual application form. Applicant should use only ball point pen with black ink to fill in the application form. Overwriting or usage of white ink should be avoided. For Sl. No. A, B, C, D, E, F, H the applicant should leave 1 (one) box free between every two words.

All the prefixes like Mr., Mrs., Sri, Smt., Kumari etc. should be strictly avoided while filling in the names.

For G, the date of birth of the candidate should be in the form of DD MM YYYY. Suppose the date of birth of an applicant is 9th August 1972, then the form should be filled in as 09081972.

For I, the name of the examination should be Higher Secondary or as mentioned in the Mark-sheet of other Boards or Councils. The total marks obtained should be the aggregate of the best five including First and Second Language but excluding EVS.

[For example: A students has passed the Higher Secondary Examination with following scores:

First Language - 50 Second Language - 78 Political Science - 60 Geography - 55 History - 70

Philosophy (Optional Elective) - 90 EVS - 79

Now the calculation of percentage shall be made on the basis of (50+78+90+70+60)/5 = 69.6%. Notable: He/she has scored more marks in Geography, but in order to keep the two language papers for calculation, a better performance (55 in Geography) has to be kept off. Again the number in EVS cannot be taken for calculation.]

Candidates applying for admission to two-year D.El.Ed. Course may mention their higher qualification, if any.

For K, no marks for Higher Qualification.

For L, the applicant should put his or her full signature in English.

For M, the applicant should paste his or her recent passport size (3.5 cms. X 4.5 cms.) photograph in the space provided. The photograph should not be stapled or pinned. Attestation of photograph of the applicant must be done by the applicant himself or herself by signing across the photograph at the bottom after it is pasted so that a part of the signature appears outside the photograph.

For the items G, H and I above, attestation/certification should be done by the Head of the Institute from where the applicant passed his or her Higher Secondary or its equivalent examination.

11. Mode of Selection:

In order of merit on the basis of the percentage of the marks obtained at the Higher Secondary Examination (+2 stage) calculated as per the above example.

12. Course Fee:

The Course Fee for a Government Institution shall be as per the existing fees structure of the West Bengal Board of Primary Education.

For the Un-aided Private Institutions it shall be @ Rs. 12,000/- (Rupees twelve thousand) only per quarter in addition to Rs. 1,000/- (Rupees one thousand) only per month as Hostel Fees.

13. Availability of Forms: Information Booklet — cum — Application Form shall be available immediately after the Advertisement/Notification with the Heads of the Institutions (List of the Institutions enclosed) on payment of Rs. 300/- (Rs. 150/- for SC/ST/OBC/PH) by cash.

14. Last Date of Submission of Application Form: Within September 20, 2012.

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Panel of Transaction Advisers for PPP projects

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department – PPP Cell
Writers’ Buildings, Kolkata-700 001

No. FS-116 (PPP Cell)/2012, Dated: 10.09.2012


Subject: Panel of Transaction Advisers for PPP projects.

The Government of West Bengal has adopted a PPP policy to facilitate private investment in infrastructure. Implementation of this policy will require a capacity to determine the suitability and feasibility of PPP transactions and to implement agreed transactions. This entails that different departments and other organizations of the State Government have access to appropriate advisory support for the implementation of PPP transactions.

Accordingly, the Finance Department has finalised panels of pre-qualified Transaction Advisers (TAs) to assist the Government departments and organizations. Now, the Governor is pleased to notify the panels of Transaction Advisers, for their engagement by the various State Government departments and organizations.

The panels have been selected through a detailed evaluation undertaken for the scope of work as given below:

Sl. No. Sector Scope of Work Panel No
1 All Sectors General Transaction Advisory Service of any nature in Infrastructure Projects in PPP mode including RFP preparation, Financial Modelling, Bid Management and Project Management A
2 Transportation including inland water transport Technical Pre Feasibility and Transaction Advisory Service B-1
3 Urban Infrastructure including Solid waste management and Drainage & sewerage B-2
4 Tourism Infrastructure and related facilities  ” B-3
5 Industrial and Related Infrastructure  ” B-4
6 Infrastructure in Social Sector including Water supply, treatment & distribution, Area Development and Commercial Development  ” B-5
7 Power and Telecommunication  ” B-6
8 E-governance  ” B-7

The list of firms which have qualified as per the criteria laid down in the Request For Proposal (RFP) document and finally empanelled for the above mentioned panels is enclosed herewith as Annexure-I.

4. This panel is available to all the State Government departments and organizations who may undertake PPP projects. In case, the department does not fall in any of the sectors for which panel of Transaction Advisers has been drawn, it may select the panel nearest to the nature of work which it intends to undertake under PPP. Alternatively, the department may choose Transaction Adviser from Panel A (General Panel) which has firms with sufficient experience cutting across most of the fields and domains.

5. Empanelled firms have skills and experience to provide commercial, financial and legal services to support PPP transactions. The firms on the panel have already been assessed as capable of providing transaction management services. Subsequent engagement by the sponsoring/ requisitioning authority should be on the basis of a financial proposal, against a defined scope of work, from amongst the empanelled TAs through a limited bidding process. The lowest bidder (L-1 bidder) shall be entrusted to undertake the work with such resources outlined by them in their proposals and such CVs which were submitted by them for evaluation.

6. In case, if any department feels that the nature of project it wants to undertake is such that may not be covered with the advisory support of the empanelled TAs or for which the advisory scope is not covered through this notification, they shall have to invite fresh open tender for engagement of TAs.

7. The Government departments and organizations will contract directly with the Transaction Adviser empanelled for providing transaction management services. Finance Department, Government of West Bengal may only be kept informed on the use of the panel and the performance of firms. A copy of final report after completion of the transaction advisor’s assignment may be provided to this Department for the maintenance of the State’s Central PPP Database.

8. The details of the resources CVs submitted by the firms for empanelment will be shortly provided to the departments for best utilization of the resources. The contact list of the concerned persons of the empanelled firms will also be provided shortly after up-to-date compilation.

9. The panel is valid for a period of two years from the date of issue of this notification. In case if the selected firm, after the price bidding, is not able to professionally provide the required services, the matter should be brought to the notice of the Finance Department.

By order of the Governor,

Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal
Finance Department

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Special Compensation for the Polling / Counting Personnel who dies on duty

Government of West Bengal
Home (C & E) Department
Writers’ Buildings, Kolkata – 700 001


No. 2452-Home (Elec)/R3E-66/2004, Dated: Kolkata, 14th June, 2004

The question of enhancement of compensation to family members of a Polling/Counting Personnel who dies in due performance of election duty has been under active consideration of the government tor sometimes past.

After careful consideration of the matter, the Governor has now been pleased in partial modification of Home (C & E) Department G. O Nos : (i) No. 2000-Home (Elec), dated 25.1.1998; (ii) No. 3093-Home (Elec), dated 25.08.1999; & (iii) No. 2196-Home (Elec) dated 08.05.2001 to decide as follows:-

i) the employee viz. Polling/Counting Personnel who dies out of accident, violence, commotion, rioting etc shall be paid a Special Compensation of Rs 5,00,000/- (Rupees Five lakh) only;

ii) the employee viz Polling/Counting Personnel who will die a natural death out of strenous work while in due performance of election shall also be paid a Special Compensation of Rs 5,00,000/- (Rupees Five lakh) only.

The Governor has further been pleased to decide the injury cases in the manner as detailed below:-

a) permanent incapacitation involving two limbs or two eyes or one eye one limb. Rs 1,00,000/­
b) loss of one eye or one limb. Rs 50,000/-
c) permanent total disablement or injury other than these mentioned herein before at Paras (a) and (b). Rs 1,00,000/-
d) permanent partial disablement. Percentage of Rs 1,00,000/- as per the general insurance table of compensation.

In case of minor injuries the criteria shall be as follows :-

In case of injuries caused under similar circumstances requiring hospitalisation for 7 (Seven) days or more, the compensation may be determined and it may vary between Rs. 2,500/- to 10,000/- depending on the seriousness of the injury.

For minor injuries compensation will be limited to the reimbursement of the actual medical expenses.

The quantum of compensation to the injured personnel may be determined by a Committee consisting of District Election Officer / Returning Officer, Superintendent of Police and Chief Medical Officer of Health for the district and for Kolkata area, the Cmmittee shall consist of District Election Officer, D.C. of Kolkata Police and one representative of the Medical Department. The compensation may vary depending on the seriousness of the injury. It should however be limited within the actual expenses to be borne by the incumbent.

The employee concerned as above may also have to remain on leave for a considerable period being absent from his normal duty. Such absence of his may be treated as spent on duty, provided he produces a certificate to the effect that he was under treatment under a Registered Medical Practitioner or Hospital.

In the case of anyone who suffers serious illness while in due performance of election duty shall be entitled to reimbursement of medical expenses he will have to bear or incur with the approval of Health & Family Welfare Department and Finance Department as a normal procedure but very promptly.

The principle will also apply in cases of employees / persons who are drafted for eletion duty for short-time and on a non-regular basis.

The Chief Electoral Officer, West Bengal, is authorised to sanction the compensation on receipt of the recommendation from the District Election Officer / Returning Officer.

This order issues with the concurrence of Finance (Audit) Deartment, U/O No. 1456 Gr. ‘P’ (Service), dated 28.4.2004.

Sd/- Chief Electoral Officer
West Bengal

Main Order

Kolkata Boimela Kolkata Book Fair 2013

The Kolkata Book Fair (Old name: Calcutta Book Fair in English, and officially Kolkata Boimela or Kolkata Pustakmela in romanized Bengali, Bengali: (কলকাতা বইমেলা বা কলকাতা পুস্তকমেলা) is a winter fair in Kolkata. It is a unique book fair in the sense of not being a trade fair - the book fair is primarily for the general public rather than whole-sale distributors. It is the world’s largest non-trade book fair, Asia’s largest book fair and the most attended book fair in the world. It is the world’s third largest annual conglomeration of books after the Frankfurt Book Fair and the London Book Fair. Many Kolkatans consider the book fair an inherent part of Kolkata, and instances of people visiting the fair every day during its duration is not uncommon. The fair also has a typical fairground experience with a book flavour – with the presence of picnickers, singer-songwriters, and candy floss vendors on the fair premises. With a total footfall of over 2 million people, it is world’s largest book fair by attendance.

The success of the Kolkata Book Fair has resulted in many book fairs in smaller cities in West Bengal like Siliguri, and was inspired, in turn, by the first World Book Fairat New Delhi in 1972.

The popularity of the Kolkata Book Fair was seminal in India being nominated the Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2006, according to the Frankfurt Book Fairorganizers. The book fair has been celebrated in theatre, literature, songs and limericks in Kolkata.

Routine of Madhyamik Examination 2013

Schedule of Madhyamik Pariksha (S.E.) 2013

Routine of Madhyamik Examination 2013Madhyamik Pariksha Time Table 2013

West Bengal Board of Secondary Education


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25th February 2013
First Language Paper
(For Class X Syllabus Only)
First Language Paper I
(For Other than Class X Syllabus)
26th February 2013
First Language Paper II
(For Other than Class X Syllabus)
27th February 2013
2nd Language
28th February 2013
1st March 2013
2nd March 2013
Physical Science
4th March 2013
5th March 2013
Life Science
6th March 2013
Additional Subject  

Result of Higher Secondary Examination 2013


West Bengal H. S. Result 2013 will be Published on 3rd June 2013 from 11a.m.


Review of online H.S. Exam papers 2013 Click Here


Results of West Bengal Higher Secondary Examination 2013 will be published at 11.00AM on 3rd June 2013.

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Further guidelines for empanelled Health Care Units

Further guidelines for empanelled Health Care Units

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch

No. 7578-F (MED), Date: 04.09.12.


In the further guidelines for empanelled Health Care Units for Medical Treatment under WBHS, 2008 below letter bearing no. 11253 (80)-F (MED) dated 16.12.11 the following amendments may be incorporated:-

As recorded under: Should be read as:
A. Serial no. 3 under Package Treatment – Not more than two packages should normally be performed or planned. Permission of the West Bengal Health Scheme Authority is necessary for more than three packages. Not more than two packages should normally be performed or planned. Permission of the West Bengal Health Scheme Authority is necessary for more than two packages.
B. Serial no. 5 under Package Treatment – In case of implantation of drug eluting stent, multiple stenting, opinion of Cardiac Surgeon will be required whether Bye-pass Surgery or PTCA with stenting is medically suitable for the patient. If digital hearing aid is prescribed, the specific reason for conventional hearing aid not being medically suitable is to be mentioned. Permissions of the West Bengal Health Scheme Authority are to be taken in all the cases by the H.C.O.s in advance. In case of implantation of more than one drug eluting stent or more than two stents, opinion of the Cardiac surgeon will be required whether Bye-pass surgery or PTCA with stenting is medically suitable for the patient. If digital hearing aid is prescribed, specific reason for conventional hearing aid not being medically suitable is to be mentioned. Permission of the West Bengal Health Scheme Authority are to be taken by the H.C.O.s in advance in all the above cases including cases which involve implantation of costly devices like AICD, CRT with AICD, DBS implants, Intra-thecal Pumps, Spinal Cord Stimulators etc. as provided in W.B.H.S. 2008 and its related G.O.s.

Joint Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal.

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