Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to come up with schemes for better education of minority groups

Subhasish Panda, Director, Social Justice and Empowerment today informed that Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is implementing free coaching and allied scheme for the candidates belonging to scheduled castes and other backward classes. The scheme comes up with an objective of assisting students belonging to SCs and OBCs categories whose parents and guardians’ income is less than 1 lac per annum. Under the scheme, reputed institutions and centres run by State Government and Universities including Deemed Universities and Private Sector Organizations would be provided grant for the running of various courses including group A and B examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and the various Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB), group A and B examinations conducted by the State Public Service Commissions, Officers’ Grade examination conducted by Banks, Insurance Companies and Public Sector Undertaking s (PSUs) and finishing courses/job oriented for employment in the private sector like IT, Bio-Technology etc.

Another provision that would make into this scheme would be stipend provision to students at the rate of 1500/- per month for out stationed and Rs. 750/- per student per month for local students. The scheme aims to help such students and enable them to catch up with the latest education trends; with100% assistance being provided for a particular course.

The institutions can avail the above schemes by applying on the prescribed format to the Director Social Justice and Empowerment, H.P. More details can be obtained form the following web sites www.socialjustice.nic.in and www.minorityaffair.gov.in.

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