Ranchi: The Jharkhand government is in the process to frame a scheme to provide financial assistance to the tune of ₹50,000 to the students aspiring for the civil services. However, to avail the incentive, the students need to clear the preliminary test (PT) of the civil services exam of the state or the union goverment.
Officials said that the labour, training and skill development department is framing the modalities of Mukhyamantri Sarathi Rozgar Yojana, which was announced by state chief minister Hemant Soren in the budget session, to launch the scheme.
All those, who pass the PT of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC), would be entitled to get financial grant of ₹50,000 for preparation of advance examinations. “The amount will be transferred in the students’ bank account. The students, besides preparing for the mains examination, can also opt for preparation of other competitive examinations such as that of railway, banking, central and state staff selection commission,” said an officer.
As per the announcement, the department of labour and skill development would deposit up to ₹2,500 in the students’ accounts per month to avail coaching facilities. The department has made a budgetary provision of ₹83.23 crore to be spent on this scheme.
State planning board has cleared the scheme
The state planning board headed by the development commissioner has approved the proposal after chief minister Hemant Soren gave his in-principle consent to it. The scheme is likely to be announced on the state’s foundation day, November 15, once it gets the cabinet nod.
Who qualify for financial help?
To avail the financial benefits, the students need to be registered with any employment office in the state. Besides the students of scheduled tribes (ST), scheduled caste (SC), other backward classes (OBC) and economically weaker sections and differently-abled sections qualify for the scheme.
Coaching for employment
Free coaching and books will be provided for preparation of competitive exams like UPSC, JPSC, railway, banking, central-state staff selection commission and so on. ₹2,500 per month will be given during the period of coaching.
Disbursement modality for skill training
Though the modalities for disbursement of the fund are yet to be finalised, officials said that youth, who are registered and getting training for skill training, will get ₹1000 to ₹1800 per month in their bank account for one year. All students will get monthly aid of ₹1000-₹1200, while women would be entitled for payment of ₹1,500-₹1800 per month. However, those of third gender and physically challenged will also get ₹1,500 to ₹1,800.