Delhi govt. has extended Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Yojana to include students of economically weaker sections (EWS) & other backward classes (OBC) category. This Free Coaching Scheme in Delhi was previously applicable only to students of scheduled caste (SC) & scheduled tribes (ST) category. Now students from poor families can even avail the benefits of this Jai Bhim CM Pratibha Vikas Yojna.
The state govt. will now provide Rs. 1 lakh as coaching assistance to students which was previously Rs. 40,000. Students from any caste, category can avail free coaching under Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Yojana.
This decision is taken in the cabinet meeting chaired by CM Arvind Kejriwal held at Delhi Secretariat on 3 September 2019.
Delhi Free Coaching Scheme Extended to OBC & Poor EWS Students
The state govt. of Delhi is laying special emphasis on improving the standards of education in the state. Delhi govt. provides loans of upto Rs. 10 lakh to students for admissions in reputed colleges after passing class 12th. The govt. is also providing assistance for coaching to get admission in medical, engineering courses in colleges.
There are a number of students who are born in poor families but are intelligent. The state govt. wants to explore such talented students by providing them free coaching under Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Yojana. No student must be deprived of quality education due to lack of money.
For this purpose, the state govt. will bear expenses upto Rs. 1 lakh for coaching. All the students who have passed their 10th and 12th class from Delhi and whose family annual income from all sources is less than Rs. 8 lakh are eligible for this scheme.
All the graduate and post graduate students will also get free coaching for UPSC, civil services, banking, defense exams & other competitive examinations. The state govt. has also made a panel of such institutes which have signed agreement with Delhi govt. to implement this Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Yojana.
In case the student gets admission in coaching in these empanelled institutes, then state govt. will transfer money directly to these institutes. In case the student gets admission in other coaching institute which is not in the list of empanelled institutes, then govt. will transfer money to the bank account of the students.