Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme for Less Developed Areas (Selected Regions)
Tuition Fee Payment Scheme was approved on 1st June, 2012 by the Cabinet Division for the Financial Year 2012-13.
For MA, MS, MPhil, and PhD students
Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan and FATA
Current scheme was announced in the Budget Speech for Financial Year 2013-14 by the Finance Minister; expanding the scope of the scheme to Interior Sindh and Southern Punjab.
Following areas were included by the Prime Minister.
Malakand, Kohistan, D.I.Khan Divisions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Attock, Khushab,Mianwali and Bhakkar Districts of Punjab
The detail provinces/divisions/districts covered under the scheme are as under:
|Balochistan||Kalat,Mastung,Khuzdar,Awaran, Washuk , Kharan/Rakhshan , Lasbela ,Ketch ,Gwadar ,Punjgur , Nasirabad, Jaffarabad ,Jhal Magsi,Bolan ,Quetta Urban, Quetta Rural,Pishin ,Killa Abdulla ,Killa Saifullah,Barkhan ,Musa Khel,Loralai ,Sheerani ,Zhob ,Dera Bugti ,Kohlu ,Ziarat ,Harnai , Sibi ,Nushki ,Chagai(Dalbandin)|
|Gilgit/Baltistan||Hunza–Nagar, Gilgit, Skardu, Ghanche, Ghizar, Diamir, Astore|
|Azad Jammu & Kashmir||Bhimber, Kotli, Mirpur, Muzaffarabad, Hattian, Neelam, Poonch, Haveli, Bagh, Sudhnoti|
|FATA||Bajaur, Khyber ,Kurram, South Waziristan, North Waziristan, Mohmand, Orakzai, FR Peshawar ,FR Kohat, FR Bannu, FR Lakki ,FR D.I. Khan, FR Tank|
|Interior Sindh *||Thatta, Badin, Tharparkar, Umerkot, Mirpur Khas, Tando Allahyar, Naushahro Feroze, Tando Muhammad Khan, Sanghar, Khairpur, Benazirabad/NawabShah, Dadu, Qambar Shahdadkot, Larkana, Matiari, Ghotki, Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Sukkur, Kashmore, Jamshoro|
|South Punjab *||Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Bahwal Nagar, Multan, Lodhran, Khanewal, Vehari, Dera Ghazi Khan, Muzaffar Garh, Rajan Pur, Layyah|
|Selected areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa||Chitral, Lower Dir, Upper Dir, Swat, Buner, Shangla, Malakand, Kohistan, D.I.Khan, Tank|
|Punjab||Attock, Khushab, Bhakkar and Mianwali|
|* Announced by the Federal Minister in Budget 2013-14 speech|
The scheme is focused on enhancing opportunities for access to higher education especially to talented but financially constrained students belonging to remote and far flung areas of the country who despite possessing academic merit, are unable to finance their education.
The fee disbursement would be ensured through a transparent and well defined mechanism. Under this innovative and special scheme, along with tuition fee, the federal government have paid other academic, incidental, or mandatory fees charged by educational institutions as one-off or on a per semester basis of Masters, MS/ M.Phil and PhD students of selected areas.