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Delhi government’s new initiative for students

Delhi government’s new initiative for students

To help the weaker sections of society, the Delhi government started a new educational plan.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Yojana for students belonging to scheduled castes (SC), scheduled tribes (ST), other backward classes (OBC) and minority backgrounds. Students whose parents have an annual income of below ₹8 lakhs can also get benefit from the scheme.

Under this scheme, students belonging to the above categories will be given free coaching for various competitive exams like UPSC, SSC, railways, banking, JEE, NEET, and other such exams. Besides, the state government will give a monthly stipend to these students.

The scheme is aimed to benefit around 15,000 students. Rajendra Pal Gautam, the state Social Welfare and Women and Child Development Minister, said that the government took this initiative to help students belonging to economically and socially weaker sections pursue their desired course and get jobs of their choice by providing private coaching. He added that it would provide equal opportunity to all students.

To provide free private coaching to these students, the Delhi government tied up with 46 private coaching centres. The state government will pay the fee on behalf of students to these coaching centres. Students can get coaching from these centres to fulfil their dreams. They can also get a stipend of ₹2,500 from the government, which can be used for their travel or purchasing study material.

Students have to submit the certificate of their relevant category to enrol for this scheme. For example, if they belong to a scheduled caste, they will have to submit a caste certificate, and so on. Students can enrol online by visiting the state government’s website. Eligible students can apply for the programme till the end of this year, i.e. December 31, 2021.

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