Biometric Authentication for NSP Scholarship 2023-24 : A Comprehensive Overview, Procedure

Biometric Authentication for NSP Scholarship: To facilitate the distribution of scholarships through the Ministry of Minority Affairs, the Government has reviewed the outcomes of the physical verification process conducted by the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) for the academic year 2022-23. This verification revealed several inconsistencies related to the legitimacy of institutes and beneficiaries. To address these concerns, the Government has chosen to re-evaluate the applications and verification records of SNO/DNO/INO/HoI/applicants. This will be accomplished by conducting a dedicated campaign utilizing Aadhar-based biometric authentication methods.

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To ensure the swift distribution of scholarship funds, applicants are advised to verify that the Aadhaar number they provide is linked to their bank account. Scholarship disbursements will exclusively utilize the Aadhaar Based Payment System for processing payments.

All relevant parties (SNO, DNO, HoI, INO, and applicants) are required to update their Aadhaar information on the NSP portal following the provided guidelines and instructions. This process should be completed by August 20, 2023, to ensure seamless authentication through Aadhaar. For applicants under 18 years old, it is necessary to update the Aadhaar details of their parents or legal guardian.

Biometric Authentication for NSP Scholarship

The selected students will receive annual benefits in the following sequence –

Students who submitted applications for the NSP Scholarship 2022-23 and have been sent the subsequent text message on their mobile phones

Note – Dear recipient, we kindly ask you to complete your biometric authentication for the Scholarship 2022-23. If you haven’t already, please ensure that you update your Aadhar information on NSP by August 20, 2023. This is applicable to both yourself and your parents/guardian if you’re a minor.

The students have been directed to complete the NSP Scholarship Biometric Authentication for their scholarship submissions by 20.08.2023 at CSC centers, with the Head of Institution (HoI) or an Institutional Nodal Officer (INO) present during the process.

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Where do I update my Aadhaar for Biometric Authentication for NSP Scholarship?

By August 20th, 2023, all students are required to complete the biometric authentication process for their scholarship applications through the NSP (National Scholarship Portal). This authentication must take place at designated Institute Camps organized by the Common Service Center (CSC) and should be done in the presence of the Head of Institute (HoI) or an Institute Nodal Officer (INO). The responsibility of conducting the biometric authentication has been entrusted to the CSC. It’s important to note that failure to complete the biometric authentication will result in the “rejection” of the application.

Biometric authentication must be conducted during the institute camps organized by CSC. This process should take place in the presence of the Head of Institute (HoI) or an Institute Nominee Officer (INO).

Documents required for Biometric Authentication for NSP Scholarship

Don’t forget to bring along your NSP Account Details, including your Aadhar Card, Application ID, Username, and Password, when you go to the CSC Centre for the biometric authentication procedure for your scholarship application.

Steps for authenticating applicants using biometric methods.

  • Common Service Centre (CSC) VLEs will organize camps within institutions for biometric authentication of re-validated applicants.
  • Applicants are required to visit CSC VLEs and provide their Aadhaar number and NSP user ID for the biometric authentication process.
  • CSC VLEs will use the NSP biometric authentication utility to cross-check the information provided by the applicants.
  • If the information matches an entry in the NSP database, applicant details will be sent back to the NSP-BA utility.
  • Applicants will review the returned details, confirm their accuracy, and then CSC VLEs will capture a live photograph of the applicants.
  • Following successful validation, CSC VLEs will carry out biometric authentication for the applicants.
  • Data from successful biometric authentication will be stored in the CSC database.
  • The NSP portal will be updated with the outcomes of the biometric authentication (success/failure) and other relevant transaction information.

Process for Renewal of Applicant Validation by INOs/DNOs

  • Biometrically authenticated applications will now be accessible in the INO logins for re-validation purposes.
  • The re-validation process for INO will only be initiated if both the Head of Institute’s (HoI) and the Institute’s Nominee Officer’s (INO) bio-authentication is successful.
  • Students will receive an SMS notification, informing them that their application has been sent back to their respective INOs for re-validation.
  • If the INOs do not re-validate the applications by the final cut-off date for application re-validation, the applications will be escalated to the Senior Nominee Officer’s (SNO) or Designated Nominee Officer’s (DNO) login for further re-validation.
  • During the re-validation process by Level 1 (L1) or Level 2 (L2) officers, the application will only have the options to be marked as “Accepted” or “Rejected.” No other choices will be available during this re-validation process.