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What is PFMS? How can I check my PFMS status? Know your payment @ pfms.nic.in? If you are looking for the answers to these questions then you are at the right place. Check all details about the PFMS portal, PFMS scholarship registration, How to track the scholarship status, etc on this page.

Candidates will get all the information about the Public Financial Management System portal such as Eligibility Criteria, the process for how to apply for a scholarship, documents required for the online application, etc.

What is PFMS portal?

PFMS is an online web portal designed to track the flow of funds distributed under various central and state government schemes all over India and provides real-time analytics of all expenditures. PFMS comes under the Controller General of Accounts (CGA), Ministry of Finance, Government of India and helps in the implementation of the Direct Beneficiary Transfer (DBT) scheme to everyone.

Initially, four Flagship schemes MGNREGS, NRHM, SSA, and PMGSYPFMS were launched through PFMS for four states Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, and Mizoram. After the successful rollout of these four schemes, the PFMS portal was nationally rolled out in 2013 for all schemes in all states.

Direct Benefit Transfer through PFMS

PFMS acts as a mediator for the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) and connected with the Indian Banking System to provide a transparent and effective payment processing system. All beneficiary’s account is first validated by the PFMS and then funds can be transferred. Currently, around 300 banks are connected with the PFMS portal including Public Sector Banks, India Post, Some Private Banks, etc.

Scholarship for College and University Students” is introduced in 2008 by the Department of Higher education to help the poor students and scholarship was given to the students through the state education board

The central government has announced the Direct benefits transfer scheme in 2013 and since then crores of rupees have been transferred in the Beneficiaries Adhar linked Bank account through the PFMS portal.

Different Ministries and Departments, such as PM-KISAN, NSAP, MNREGASoft, MCTS, AwasSoft, and Kanyashree can transfer funds electronically to beneficiaries through the PFMS portal.

PFMS Direct Benefit Transfer Highlights:

  • Presently PFMS portal is connected with the 90 Banks nationally.
  • Beneficiaries and Agencies both can be registered on the PFS portal
  • PFMS will track all types of funds and provide tracking information
  • Agencies can check a different kind of reports at any time related to the Direct Benefit Transfer scheme
  • Validation of the Beneficiaries is done on both sides. First Banks verify the Beneficiary data then PFMS verifies all details.
  • After the verification Banks can transfer the funds directly to the Beneficiary Bank account through the PFMS portal.

PFMS Salary slip:

You can also download your salary slip and do the tax calculation through the employee information system. The employee information system can be accessed after login into the website. Check the PFMS salary slip article for more details.

PFMS Portal highlights

PerticularsSummary
Name of the portalPublic Financial Management System
AcronymPFMS
Year Started2009
Type of the portalWeb-based online portal
DepartmentController General of Accounts (CGA)
MinistryMinistry of Finance, Government of India
Purpose of PFMSReleasing and Tracking of funds under various Indian government schemes
Total number of schemesCS – 679; CASP – 104
No of Agencies registered17,87,936
Help Desk Number1800 118 111 (Toll-Free) or (011) 23343860
Email Id[email protected]

Type of PFMS Schemes

There are generally three type of schemes running through the PFMS portal

  • Centrally Sponsored Schemes are directly funded by the central government and implemented by the state government
  • Additional Central Assistance (ACA) schemes are for the special needs of the state departments
  • Central Sector Schemes are directly implemented and funded by the central government

PFMS Scholarship benefits

There are many students in India who belong to a poor family and not able to afford the financial needs for Higher education. These students can take the help of the scholarship given by the PFMS scholarship portal to the poor students so that they can continue their studies.

This scholarship is available to all poor students of different categories such as Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backword Class (OBC). Please note that to get the benefit of the DBT through the scholarship Educational Institute must be registered with PFMS.

Candidates must register themselves in order to get the scholarship benefits. Please note that candidates must fulfill the eligibility criteria before applying for the scholarship online.

The financial year 2020-21 transactions

Since the starting of the PFMS portal in 2013 a lot of transactions done on the daily basis. Around 6.5 lakh transactions done by the PFMS on daily basis worth rupees 1500 crores. In the financial year, 2020-21 a total of 1.2 Billion transactions have been done having a total worth of around 26 Lakh crores.

PFMS Scholarship list 2020-21

There are many types of educational scholarships provided to the students for higher education. All candidates must keep track of all scholarships if they want to get the scholarship benefits. We are giving all details about the different types of scholarships under various schemes. Please check all details given below.

(i)- Scholarship to Universities/College Students:

TitleScheme Details
Name of ScholarshipScholarship for College and University Students
Qualifying LevelXII (From Top 20%)
Process of selection From top 20% on the Basis of the results of senior secondary examination, 41000 Girls and Boys total 82000 are selected from each of State boards
Scholarship Period 1 year (Will have to renew for next year)
AmountThe rate of scholarship is Rs. 1000/- at the Graduation level for the first three years of College and University courses and Rs. 2000/- per month at Post-Graduation level. Students pursuing professional courses would get Rs. 2000/- per month in the 4th and 5th year. The scholarships would be paid for 10 months in an academic year.
Frequency of Payment Monthly
Payment Authority PFMS
Age Group18-25 year
Condition for Continuancesubject to annual renewal on the basis of stringent criteria.
Income CriterionFamily less than Rs.6 lakh per annum

(ii)- Post-Matric Scholarship for SC Students:

TitleScheme Details
Name of ScholarshipPost Matric Scholarships for Scheduled Castes /Scheduled Tribes Students
AbbreviationPMS-SC
Qualifying LevelClass X (From Top 20%)
Process of selection All eligible SC Students for the senior secondary certificate (class XI and XII); Professional Courses leading to Degree, Diploma, Certificate; Graduate degree; L.L.M.; Commercial Pilot License;
C.A./I.C.W.A./C.S./I.C.F.A.;M. Phil., Ph.D. and Post Doctoral Programmes;
Scholarship Period 1 year (Will have to renew for next year)
Amountmaintenance allowance,
reimbursement of compulsory non-refundable fees,
study tour charges,
thesis typing/printing charges for Research Scholars,
book allowance for students pursuing correspondence courses,
book bank facility for specified courses, and
additional allowance for students with disabilities, for the complete duration of the course.
Payment Authority PFMS
Age GroupNot applicable
Income CriterionFamily less than Rs.2.5 lakh per annum
Scheme Web-Site Referencehttp://socialjustice.nic.in/schemespro.php

(iii)- Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC Students:

(iv)- National Means cum Merit Scholarship:

TitleScheme Information
Name of ScholarshipNational Means Cum Merit Scheme
AbbreviationNMMS
Qualifying LevelClass VIII(55% for General and 50% for SC/ST)
Process of selectionState Level Exam in Mental Ability Test(MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
Scholarship Period4 Years
Scheme Administration DeptDept of elementary Education(HRD)
AmountRs.6000/- annually
Frequency of PaymentRs.1500/- Quarterly
Processing AuthorityState Through districts
Payment AuthorityProgram Division through PAO (HRD)
RestrictionOnly one scholarship and does not take up part time/fulltime job
Condition for Continuance55% in 9th and 60% in Tenth (relax 5% for SC/ST)
Eligible InstitutionsGovt/Local Body/Govt Aided Schools
DiscontinuanceDiscontinuance if gap of one session occurs
Parental Income CriterionNot applicable

(v)- National Scheme for Incentive for the girl child for secondary education:

TitleScheme Information
Name of ScholarshipNational Scheme of Incentive to Girl Child
AbbreviationNSIGC
Qualifying LevelPassing Class VIII
Process of selection All Girl Child from SC/ST Passing  Class IX//All passing  Class VIII from KGBV 
Scholarship Period2 Years
Scheme Administration DeptDept of elementary Education(HRD)
AmountRs.3000/- Once
Frequency of PaymentRs.3000/-Once
Processing AuthorityState Through districts
Payment AuthorityProgram Division through PAO (HRD)
RestrictionAmount paid after attaining age of 18 Years and 2 years of continuance in School after getting admission in IX, Passing X Class Examination
Eligible institutionsGovt/Local Body/Govt Aided Schools
DiscontinuanceForfeiture is condition not fulfilled
Parental Income CriterionNot applicable

(vi)- Top Class Education Scheme for SC:

TitleScheme Information
Name of ScholarshipScholarship of Top Class Education For SC students
Process of selection 207 institutions of excellence spread all over the country incl. all IIMs, IITs, NITs; Courses of study covered are Engineering, Medicine/Dentistry, Law, Management, and other Specialized Streams.
Scheme Administration DeptMinistry of Social Justice & Empowerment Through States /UT and Selected school’s Head of Institution
Amountfull tuition fee and other non-refundable charges (there will be a ceiling of Rs. 2.00 lakh per annum per student towards fee in the private institutions and Rs.3.72 lakh per annum per student in private commercial pilot training institutions).
Living expenses @ of Rs.2220 per month per student
books and stationery @ Rs.3000 per annum per student and
a latest computer with full accessories limited to Rs. 45000 per student as one time assistance. Living expenses, cost of books and stationary and computer are subject to actual.
Parental Income CriterionRs. 4.50 lakh per annum

(vii)- Up-gradation of Merit of SC Students:

TitleScheme Information
Name of ScholarshipUPGRADATION OF MERIT OF SC STUDENTS
Process of selection For arranging the coaching for SC/ST students studying in class 9th to 12th. 2050 students will be covered under the scheme.
Coaching should start at the 9th level and continue up to 12th for a period of 4 years.
The entry point is class 9th however students may be enrolled in class 10th and 11th if shown excellent performance.
State Govt. may use their discretion to decide the allotment of seats among SCs on the basis of the illiterate population of their communities.
Scholarship Period4 Years
Scheme Administration DeptMinistry of Social Justice & Empowerment Through States /UT and Head of Institution
AmountPackage of Rs.25,000 thousand per student per year.
Rs. 15,000 per student per year as under
a. Boarding & Lodging charges @ Rs. 900 pm for 10 months
b. Pocket Money @ Rs. 300 for 10 months
c. Books and Stationery Rs. 3,000
Rs. 10,000 per year per student for honorarium to Principal, Experts and other incidental charges.
Eligible institutionsschools in different districts/towns on the basis of their illiterate population of SCs. The schools selected under the scheme should have;
a. Facility for all-round development
b. Hostel facility
c. Good academic result in past few years consistently.
d. Kendriya Vidyalaya with hostel facility.
Scheme Web-Site Referencehttp://socialjustice.nic.in/upgrade.php

(viii)- Post-Matric Scholarship for OBCs:

TitleScheme Information
Name of ScholarshipPost-Matric Scholarship for students belonging to OBCs (PMS-OBC)
AbbreviationPMS-OBC
Process of selection All eligible OBC Students for  senior secondary certificate (class XI and XII); Professional Courses leading to Degree, Diploma, Certificate; Graduate degree; L.L.M.; Commercial Pilot License;
C.A./I.C.W.A./C.S./I.C.F.A.;M. Phil., Ph.D. and Post Doctoral Programmes;
Scheme Administration DeptMinistry of Social Justice & Empowerment Through States /UT and Head of Institution
Parental Income CriterionRs.1 lakh p.a. 
Scheme Web-Site Referencehttp://socialjustice.nic.in/schemespro.php

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must fulfill the complete eligibility criteria if they want to apply for any type of scholarship scheme given above. The eligibility criteria are given below. Please have a look.

  • Candidates must be Indian citizens.
  • Candidates must have passed the required educational qualification for the scheme they are applying for.
  • The candidate’s family income must be less than 6 lac per year.
  • Some schemes have family income criteria which we have already mentioned above.

How to register on the PFMS portal

First of all, students must check the eligibility criteria of the scholarship they want to apply for. After that students can easily register themselves on the PFMS portal and apply for any type of scholarship provided by the government for higher education.

Documents required for the online registration

Pleasse check that you must have below-given documents/ Information if you want to register on the PFMS online portal.

  • A valid and currently working mobile number to receive important information through SMS
  • A working personal email id
  • Scanned photograph and signature image
  • Scanned copy of the educational documents/ certificates
  • Adhar card details Pin code of the address
  • Fee receipt in pdf format
  • Bank Account Number and IFSC code
  • Aadhar Number
  • Mobile Number
  • Email Id
  • Education Board details

Photograph and signature criteria: Photograph and Signature must fulfils the below mentioned criteria.

TypeSizeFormat
PhotographLess than 1 mbjpeg, jpg, png, bmp, tiff, tif, gif
SignatureLess than 1 mbjpeg, jpg, png, bmp, tiff, tif, gif

PFMS Scholarship 2021 registration process

Please folloe belo steps for the online registration

  • Open the PFMS portal home page by clicking on the pfms.nic.in link
  • pfms home page for student registration
  • On the home page click on the Scholarship portal link
  • Now a new student registration page will appear
  • pfms student registration main page
  • Click on the “Student Registration” link given on the right side
  • Select the below-given information.
    • Scholarship scheme “Scholarship to Universities/College Students
    • 12th pass-out year
    • Education Board
  • Three new boxes will appear. Now enter the below information
    • Bank Account Number
    • IFSC Code
    • Select category
  • A few more box will appear where you will have to fill in the below-mentioned information
    • Student First Name
    • Middle Name
    • Last Name
    • Mobile Number
  • Click on the “Send OTP” button to generate an OTP.
  • Enter the OTP received on your mobile number and click on the “Verify” button
  • After the OTP verification, you will have to enter the below-given information
    • Valid Email Id
    • A unique user name
    • Password
    • Re-enter password
    • Select the “Hint question
    • The answer to the question
    • Re-enter the answer
  • Finally, Enter the security code and click on the “Submit button

If you see a “Student registered successfully” message on the next screen then Now you have successfully registered yourself on the PFMS scholarship portal.

How to renew the PFMS scholarship application

PFMS Scholarship renewal process can be completed from the Student Registration page. Please follow the below steps in order to renew your scholarship application.

  • The first step is to open the pfms.nic.in website
  • Now click on the login link given on the home page. A new login page will appear on the screen
  • Enter your User Id and password on the login page and click on the login button.
  • On the student, dashboard click on the Apply for scholarship under scholarship management
  • Enter the below-given details in the application form
    • Application Type (Select Renewal)
    • Scheme
    • First Name
    • Middle Name
    • Last Name
    • Date of Birth
    • Gender
    • Stream
    • Category
    • Address
    • State District
    • Pin Code
    • Mobile Number
    • Email Id
    • Pan Number
    • Aadhar Number
  • Upload your Photograph and signature scanned image
  • Enter your Bank Name Account Number and IFSC Code
  • Enter Institute name, Course, Branch, Course Duration, and date of joining
  • Upload your mark sheet and fee receipt in the document section
  • Finally, Click on the “Save” button to complete the renewal process

Your renewal process will be completed if there is an Application saved successfully message that appears on the screen. Please note down the system-generated Application reference number.

Track your National Scholarship Portal (NSP) Payments

National Scholarship Portal provides various scholarships related to the student’s education. If you are pursuing any higher education or you are currently pursuing any technical course then your institute provides you scholarships through the National Scholarship Portal. You can easily track your NSP Payments status on the PFMS portal by following the below-given steps.

  • First of all, visit the official PFMS website at pfms.nic.in
  • pfms portal home page
  • On the homepage click on the “Track NSP Payments” link to open a payment tracking page
  • On the next page, you can see a payment tracking page where you can check the payment through the account number
  • track nsp payments
  • On this page enter the below-given details
    • Bank Name
    • Account Number
    • NSP Application Id
    • Security Code
  • Click on the Search button to track your NSP Payments status

PFMS Know your payments

If you want to check your PFMS scholarship payments status then it can be done easily. Candidates can check the status through the Know your payments link given on the homepage of the PFMS portal. Please follow the below-given steps to know your scholarship payment status.

  • Go to the official website by clicking on pfms.nic.in link.
  • Check the Know your payment link given on the main page of the website and click on that link to open another online form.
  • A new know your payments status form will open in front of the computer screen
  • PFMS know your payments
  • Enter below-given details in the form
    • Bank Name
    • Account Number
    • Re-enter account number
    • Security code
  • Now click on the search button to track your NSP Payments.

How to login on the PFMS portal

You can easily login on the PFMS portal by following the below steps.

  • Click on the pfms.nic.in link and website, the home page will open on the screen
  • pfms portal login
  • You can see a login button on the top-right side of the website
  • Click on the login button and a new login form will appear on the computer screen
  • pfms portal login form
  • Now enter the below-given details in the login form given on the right side of this page.
    • Select the academic year
    • Enter Username
    • Enter Password
  • Click on the login button

How to check the Scheme listing on the PFMSportal?

We can find the details about the Schemes running by the PFMS portal. To get the Scheme details please follow the below-given steps.

  • Go to the home page of the PFMS portal at pfms.nic.in
  • Click on the Scheme Listing link given on the left side on the home page under Scheme details
  • pfms scheme listing
  • On the next page enter the below-mentioned information to search any scheme detail
    • Scheme Name or Code
    • Grant Name or Code
    • Scheme type
    • Financial year
  • Click on the search button to get all information about the scheme

Scheme wise contact details

Contact details related to any scheme can be found on the PFMS portal. The government of India has introduced this facility under the portal so that anyone can easily find the scheme-wise contact list for any scheme implemented by the central government or state government. Please check the steps given below.

  • Open the main website page at pfms.nic.in.
  • Click on the Schemes contact listing under the Scheme details column on the left side of the website
  • A new online scheme-wise contact listing form will appear on the screen
  • schemewise contact list form
  • Enter the below-given details in the listing form
    • Scheme Name
    • Scheme Group Type
    • Scheme Type
  • Click on the search button to check the contact details for the scheme

Submit your feedback on the PFMS portal

You can submit your feedback also on the PFMS portal. If you like the PFMS portal service and you want to suggest anything for the improvement of the PFMS portal then there is a feedback form on the portal and you can share your experience with this feedback form. This feedback from the users will help the government to improve the services offered through the PFMS portal.

  • To submit the feedback you will have to open the pfms.nic.in link
  • On the home page, you can find the feedback form link on the left side of the website
  • Click on the Feedback Form link to open the PFMS Feedback form on the computer screen
  • pfms feedback form
  • Now enter the below-given information in this feedback form
    • Your Name
    • Email Id
    • Subject
    • Select category
    • Enter your feedback
    • Enter security code
  • Finally, click on the submit button to share your feedback

PFMS Bank list 2021

Please find below the list of Banks integrated with the PFMS portal.

Sr. No.Bank NameSr. No.Bank Name
1ABU DHABI COMMERCIAL BANK32KARNATAKA BANK
2ALLAHABAD BANK33KARUR VYSYA BANK
3ALLAHABAD UP GRAMIN BANK34KOTAK MAHINDRA BANK
4ANDHRA BANK35MADHYA BIHAR GRAMIN BANK
5ANDHRA PRAGATHI GRAMEENA BANK36MAHARASHTRA GRAMIN BANK
6AXIS BANK37MANIPUR STATE CO-OP.BANK LTD.
7BANK OF BAHRAIN AND KUWAIT38NEW INDIA CO-OPERATIVE BANK LTD
8BANK OF BARODA39NKGSB CO-OP BANK LTD
9BANK OF INDIA40ORIENTAL BANK OF COMMERCE
10BANK OF MAHARASHTRA41PUNJAB AND SIND BANK
11BASSEIN CATHOLIC CO-OP.BANK LTD.42PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK
12BOMBAY MERCANTILE CO-OP.BANK LTD.43RBL BANK
13CANARA BANK44SARVA U.P. GRAMIN BANK
14CENTRAL BANK OF INDIA45SOUTH INDIAN BANK
15CITIBANK46STANDARD CHARTERED BANK
16CITY UNION BANK LTD47STATE BANK OF INDIA
17CORPORATION BANK48SVC CO-OPERATIVE BANK LTD.
18CSB BANK LIMITED49SYNDICATE BANK
19DCB BANK LIMITED50TAMILNAD MERCANTILE BANK LTD
20DENA BANK51THE COSMOS CO-OPERATIVE BANK LTD.
21DEUTSCHE BANK52THE FEDERAL BANK LTD
22DHANLAXMI BANK LTD53THE JAMMU AND KASHMIR BANK LTD
23HARYANA GRAMIN BANK54THE KALUPUR COMMERCIAL CO. OP. BANK LTD.
24HDFC BANK LTD55THE LAKSHMI VILAS BANK LTD
25HSBC56THE SARASWAT CO-OPERATIVE BANK LTD
26ICICI BANK LTD57THE THANE JANATA SAHAKARI BANK LTD
27IDBI BANK LTD58UCO BANK
28INDIAN BANK59UNION BANK OF INDIA
29INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK60UNITED BANK OF INDIA
30INDUSIND BANK LIMITED61VIJAYA BANK
31JHARKHAND GRAMIN BANK62YES BANK LTD

Frequently asked questions

What if i forgot the PFMS login password?

pfms login forgot password page

If you forgot the login password of the PFMS login then you can easily recover the password. Follow the below steps for password recovery.
1-Visit the PFMS login page
2- Click on the login button on the top-right side
3- On the next page click on the Forgot Password link
4- Enter your Login Id and click on the verify button
5- Enter your Email Id which you have used while registering on the portal and click on the “Send OTP” button
6-Enter the OTP received on the Email Id
7- Enter the security code and click on the “Submit” button to recover your password.

If any student enter the invalid Bank account details?

If any students accidentally enter the wrong details related to the Bank account then the system will automatically verify the details and send an SMS on the registered mobile number if any incorrect data found.

If my institute is not registered on the PFMS portal?

Candidates can search the registered agency on the PFMS portal. If your institute is not found then you can raise a complaint through the Register/Track Issues link given on the home page. Please enter all required details in the form and select category scholarship and sub-category as Institute not found and enter the other details. Click on the submit button to submit your complaint.

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