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Scheme for Support for Minority Students clearing Prelims

Scheme for Support for Minority Students clearing Preliminary Examinations conducted by Union Public Service Commission, Staff Selection Commission, State Public Service Commissions etc.

Objectives:
The objective of the Scheme is to provide financial support to the minority candidates clearing prelims conducted by Union Public Service Commission, Staff Selection Commission and State Public Service Commissions to adequately equip them to compete for appointment to Civil Services in the Union and the State Governments and to increase the representation of the minority in the Civil Services by giving direct financial support to candidates clearing Preliminary Examination of Group A and B (Gazetted and non-Gazetted posts of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC); State Public Service Commissions (SPSCs) and Staff Selection Commission (SSC) etc.

Cost/Number of Beneficiaries:

Every year up to a maximum of 800 candidates will be given financial support under the scheme throughout the country on fulfilling the eligibility criteria till the budgetary allocation is exhausted. Selection of the candidates will be based on merit in case of limited number of slots available for any particular community. Till the Census of 2011 is available the Ministry will use the figures of 2001 Census. The physical distribution of benefits to different notified minority communities wiil be as follows:

 Muslims: 584; Christians: 96 ; Sikhs:80; Buddhists:32 ; and Parsis: 8.

 The rate of financial assistance will be maximum Rs. Fifty thousand(Rs. 50,000/- for Gazetted Post; and Rs 25,000/- for Non- Gazetted Post) only as support to the minority candidates who have cleared the Prelims conducted by Union Public Service Commissions; Staff Selection Commissions or State Public Service Commissions etc for Group 'A' and 'B' Civil Services.

Format of application attached here.

Last date for applying 18th Sep 2013

 Pls visit for details - http://www.minorityaffairs.gov.in/