Published Date - 04 December 2017 07:45:58 Updated Date - 04 December 2017 07:47:48

Delhi's AAP govt to launch free coaching classes for SC, ST and OBC Students

The state government of Delhi is going to be launched Free coaching scheme and an app to apply for loans for students. Under the scheme, the state government will provide loan facility and free coaching for competitive exams for students of the SC, ST, OBC and minority communities. These two initiatives will launch by the Delhi government on 6 December 2017.

The state government has informed that the welfare department of SC / ST is already providing coaching to students but now the selected student will get the coaching in the reputed institution. In addition, the state government will bear the entire the fees of the students. These schemes will be operational by the welfare of students of SC, ST, OBC and minority communities, Delhi government.

However, these two initiatives to be launched at an event at Chhatrasal Stadium on December 6, by the CM of Delhi with members of the communities.

Free coaching for competitive exams and an app to apply for loans for students of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Castes and minority communities are two initiatives likely to be launched by the Delhi government on December 6.

 

Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam said on Tuesday that the Aam Aadmi Party government would be launching the two initiatives meant for the welfare of students of SC, ST, OBC and minority communities at an event at Chhatrasal Stadium on December 6, with members of the communities invited to attend.

 

While the SC/ST Department already had a scheme to provide coaching to students, the beneficiaries would now be placed at reputed coaching institutes in the city.

Free Coaching Scheme & an App for Students

As per the released notification, the SC / ST Department was taken a place on rent and hire some teachers to provide coaching classes but they were irregular and not that well attended. Therefore, the state government is going to launch a new scheme for students of SC, ST, OBC and minority communities. Under the scheme, the student will study alongside general category students at reputed coaching centres.

Main highlights of Free Coaching Scheme

  • This scheme will provide coaching for engineering and medical entrances as well as Central and State government-held exams for various services.
  • Subsequently, the beneficiary students will be selected from 75 % of government schools while 25 % students of private schools.
  • Moreover, the students whose family income is under or below Rs. 2 lakh annually. The Delhi government will bear 100% of the fees.
  • Besides, the students whose family income is between Rs. 2 lakh and Rs. 6 lakh per annum. The government will pay 75% of the coaching fees.
  • Under the scheme, the state government will cover around 5000 students every year.
 

Apart from this, the state government will also launch a mobile App on the same day at Chhatrasal Stadium. This App will launch for the members of the SC, ST, OBC and minority communities. By using the app, these members will be able to apply for small loans to establish their own enterprises.

The Delhi SC/ST/OBC/Minority and Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (DSFDC) will provide the paperwork for the loans offered at the initial stage. After this, the paperwork will be completed within a week with the help of this new launching mobile app, as per the notification.

What classes could the scheme cover?

  • Engineering and medical entrances
  • Central and State government-held exams for various services or posts.

Eligible criteria

  • 100% fees for student’s whose family income is under ₹2 lakh annually
  • 75% fees for students whose family income is between ₹2 lakh and ₹6 lakh

The state government will also launch an app that will allow members of the SC, ST, OBC and minority communities to apply for small loans to set up their own enterprises.  The initiative aims to complete paperwork for the loans offered by the Delhi SC/ST/OBC/Minority and Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (DSFDC) within a week.

 

 

 

Competitive exams

 

“Earlier, the department would rent a place and hire some teachers to hold classes, which were irregular and not that well attended. Under the new scheme, the students would study alongside general category students at reputed coaching centres. The government will bear the fees,” said Mr. Gautam.

 

The scheme would cover coaching for engineering and medical entrances as well as Central and State government-held exams for various services or posts. Of the beneficiaries, 75% would be students of government schools and 25% of private schools, said the Minister. For students whose family income is under ₹2 lakh annually, the government would pay 100% of the fees. For those whose family income is between ₹2 lakh and ₹6 lakh, the government would pay 75% of the fees, said Mr. Gautam.

 

“Many times, students from these communities are not able to take competitive examinations and prepare well, so we are hoping to give them an opportunity. We hope to cover 5,000 students every year,” he said. The Cabinet note for the scheme had been prepared and would be tabled in the Cabinet meeting within a week, he said.

 

In addition, the government would also be launching an app that will allow members of the SC, ST, OBC and minority communities to apply for small loans to set up their own enterprises. Mr. Gautam said that the existing loan scheme was riddled with complicated processes, which the app would work to simplify. Paperwork for the loans offered by the Delhi SC/ST/OBC/Minority and Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (DSFDC) would be completed within a week with the help of the app, said the Minister.

You can download the application format from this official website:- http://www.minorityaffairs.gov.in

 


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