The NSP Scholarship, or National Scholarship Portal Scholarship, is a program initiated by the government of India to provide financial assistance to students across the country. The National Scholarship Portal (NSP) is a government-funded platform that provides financial assistance to eligible students across India. However, to receive the scholarship, it’s essential to verify your application details.
In this article, we’ll discuss the Users of NSP and their Roles and Responsibilities.
Users of NSP
The primary users of NSP are as under:
- Student / ApplicantInstitute Nodal Officer
- District/ State/ Ministry Nodal Officer
- Scheme owner Ministries / Departments / Other Govt. bodies
- Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology
- Direct Benefit Transfer(DBT) Mission, Cabinet Secretariat
- National Informatics Center (NIC)
- Help Desk
Roles & Responsibilities
The user-wise Roles & Responsibilities are as per the subsections below:
The primary role of the Student/ Applicant is to register and submit the application at NSP. The student/applicant who is applying for the first time on NSP portal, is referred to as Fresh Students, and the students who have been granted scholarship in any of the scheme on-boarded at NSP in the immediately preceding Academic Year, are referred to as Renewal students.
Institute Nodal Officer
The main responsibility of the Institute Nodal officer is to perform the first level verification of applications submitted by applicants on NSP. As the student application form on NSP has been simplified with minimal scanning of documents required from the students, the role of the Institute Nodal officer becomes crucial in the entire verification process.
District/ State/ Ministry Nodal Officer
The District/ State/ Ministry Nodal Officer shall verify the correctness of details in the application form and uploaded documents submitted by the student/applicant as per guidelines of the related scheme.
The District / State / Ministry Level Nodal officer can either Verify the application, Defect the Application, Reject the applications or Mark the application as Fake. In case she/he chooses to Defect the Application, Reject the application or Mark the application as fake, the reasons must be provided, so that the same can be displayed to the student/applicant.
Scheme owner Ministries / Departments
The primary role of the Scheme Owner Ministries/ Departments/Other Govt. bodies is to on board the scheme at NSP, and monitor the overall progress of the scheme. This includes all three types of schemes, i.e. Central Schemes, Centrally Sponsored Schemes and State Schemes.
Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Mission
The Direct Benefit Transfer(DBT) Mission, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India plays pivotal role in administration of National Scholarship portal, and is primarily responsible for overall coordination with all the Scheme Owner Ministries/ Departments/ Other Govt. bodies, streamline the processes, and provide guidance to MeitY and NIC from time to time.