A Central Sector Scheme of “Free Coaching for SC and OBC Students” is being funded by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment for providing qualitative coaching to students belonging to Scheduled Castes and Other Backward Classes.
The objectives of the scheme are to provide free coaching for Group A and B examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, the Staff Selection Commission and various Railway Recruitment Boards and the State Public Service Commissions; Officers’ Grade examinations conducted by Banks, Insurance Companies and Public Sector Undertakings and; Finishing courses/job-oriented courses for employment in the private sector.
The Scheme is being implemented through the reputed institutions/centres run by the State Governments/UT Administrations, Universities and the private sector organizations. Students belonging to SCs and OBCs having total family income of Rs.2.00 lakh per annum are eligible under the scheme.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment Shri D. Napoleon in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.
COURTESY:PIB.NIC IN , MARCH 07/11