Shimla : A spokesperson of Department of Higher Education said here today that department is going to open the National Scholarship Portal (NSP) https://scholarships.gov.in for the session 2021-2022 for applying and submitting online application forms under the various State, Central and Minority Sponsored Scholarship Schemes and the DBT Mission.
He said that it has been decided in consultation with all stakeholder Ministries/Departments to implement the various measures to further secure the portal.
The Aadhaar based demographic authentication of Institute,District Nodal Officers (INOs/DNOs) has been made mandatory prior to the verification of the applications by them for which the INOs/DNOs have to provide their Aadhaar number on NSP Portal.
The facility of Aadhaar based authentication of L1 and L2 level officers has been made live on the NSP Portal and the OTP generated during the process will be sent to the mobile number registered with the Aadhaar of INO/DNO/SNO.
The NSP will be using the same mobile number for all communication and sending OTPs in future. The NSP login of the INO would be operational post completion of KYC at NSP using the Aadhaar number of the INO.
A feature of Aadhaar demographic authentication based on beneficiary’s, students name, gender and year of birth given in Aadhaar has been introduced on NSP Portal.
All Heads of Institutions, Schools, Colleges, Universities, Deputy Directors of Higher Education, Himachal Pradesh have been requested to take note of the decision and initiate appropriate action accordingly.