Educational aid for SC/ST students raised to Rs 1.5 lakh

New Delhi, Dec. 5  The Delhi government has planned to increase money for the Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Yojna from Rs 40,000 to Rs 1.5 lakh per student.

Here the students get the fund to prepare for the competitive exams. “The department found that the amount of money should increase as it would allow more students to come forward to take the initiative,” said Rajendra Pal Gautam, the social welfare minister in Delhi government.

Delhi government had launched the ‘Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Yojna’, a scheme that provides educational assistance of up to Rs 40,000 to students from the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Castes and minority communities.

The scheme will also provide these students with free coaching at established coaching institutions for entrance to medical and engineering courses, and competitive examinations such as Railway Recruitment Board, banking, insurance etc.

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(Source: milleniumpost)

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