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4,092 SC, ST and OBC students used Delhi govt coaching scheme

4,092 SC, ST and OBC students used Delhi govt coaching scheme

NEW DELHI: Fulfilling the target of Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Yojna 4,092 students from SC/ST/OBC have registered in this scheme. The department has also taken a decision to increase the aid for the students to 1.5 lakh. "After the successful launch of meritorious scheme Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Yojana last year, approximately 4,092 students have enrolled for the coaching facilities to various courses so far out of the proposed target of 5,000 students in a year," said an official.

"Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Yojana" is a scheme for providing free pre-coaching scheme for SC/ST students for preparing themselves for various examinations conducted by UPSC, DSSSB, SSC, Railway Recruitment Board and other examinations of officers grade conducted by banks and insurance companies and for preparing for pre-examination for medical and engineering education.

Minister informed that success of this scheme can be rated on the fact that the number of enquiries pouring in from other states to start such schemes in their respective states. And a good number of students have already enrolled and took coaching from the listed institutes. "It is proposed in a meeting to form a monitoring committee to look after the quality of the education and student's continuity in the respective coaching centres, stipend given to them is on time or other such modalities involved in the scheme to be closely monitored," noted an official.

The official added that it was proposed to do certain modifications in the modalities of the scheme vis-a-vis; premier institutes for preparation of Civil Services examinations, entrance exams for medical and engineering, Judicial Services Examinations will be empanelled.

Initially, the assistance was provided to 100 students and later extended to 5,000 students. Students whose annual family income is below Rs 2 lakh will get 100 per cent assistance, while those with annual income between Rs 2-6 lakh will get 75 per cent assistance.

The government also provides students a monthly stipend of Rs 2,500, apart from the free coaching. Talking about the application process, Gautam pointed out that such a scheme was needed as many intelligent students failed to make a mark in competitive examinations due to lack of proper coaching, which renowned institutes provided.

Sayantan Ghosh

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