The Prime Ministers Rural Development Fellows Scheme 2014 (PMRDF) notification has been released by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. The scheme is being managed by RD Ministry, CAPARD, State Rural Development Department and TISS. About 156 candidates were selected under this scheme in 2013. The approximate number of Fellows to be taken 2014 will be 140. Last date for the submission of applications is 30 November 2013.
Eligibility: Candidates should have Degree of four year duration such as Engineering / Medicine OR Post Graduation. Age should be between 22 – 27 years and relaxations are applicable for SC and ST candidates.
Selection will be based on All India Competency Assessment Test to be held on 15 December 2013. There will be written examination and interviews for shortlisted candidates. For more details, see the website rural.nic.in .
Seleted candidates will get Rs. 50000 per month during four month orientation programme. After that they will get Rs. 75000 per month in the first year. Total duration of the fellowship is three years. Fellowship will be increased at percent each year.