NHFDC Loan Scheme For Vocational Education And Training For Pwds
To provide financial support to those eligible People with Disabilities (PwDs) National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation has come up with a loan scheme. Payable in easy installments with minimum interest, the loan is meant for those who have the minimum educational qualification, as required by the institution/organisation running the vocational education or training course eligible under the scheme.
The scheme will be implemented through state channelising agencies of NHFDC and the banks, RRBs and other institution with whom NHFDC has signed an agreement.
Vocational/Skill development courses of duration from 2 months to 3 years run or supported by a Ministry/Dept./Organisation of the Govt. or a company/society/organisation supported by National Skill Development Corporation or State Skill Missions/State Skill Corporations, preferably leading to a certificate/diploma/degree, etc. issued by a Govt. organisation or an organization recognized/authorised by the Govt. to do so. State Level Bankers Committee (SLBC)/State Level Coordination Committee (SLCC) may add other skill development courses/programmes, having good employability.
18 years as on the date of application
QUANTUM OF FINANCE
Need based finance to meet expenses of up to Rs 2.00 lakhs.
EXPENSES CONSIDERED FOR LOAN
- Tuition/course fee
- Examination/Library/Laboratory fee
- Caution deposit
- Purchase of books, equipments and instruments
- Any other reasonable expenditure found necessary for completion of the course.
- Boarding Lodging
- Necessary aids and appliances required for completion of course, on need basis.
RATE OF INTEREST: As per education loan scheme of NHFDC.
PROCESSING CHARGES: Nil
No collateral or third party guarantee will be taken. However, the parent will execute loan document along with the student borrower as joint borrower.
Upon completion of the course, repayment will start after a moratorium period as indicated below:
- For courses of duration up to 1 year – 6 months from the completion of the course
- For courses of duration above 1 yearn – 12 months from the completion of the course.
REPAYMENT: Up to 7 years after commencement of the repayment
INSURANCE: Optional at the requirement of the borrower.
The borrower can repay the loan any time after commencement of repayment without having to pay any prepayment charges.
OTHER TERMS & CONDITIONS
Other terms and conditions as applicable to the NHFDC Educational Loan Scheme for pursuing higher education in India & Abroad” will be applicable to this scheme also.
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