Social Welfare Minister, Rajendra Pal Gautam, has announced that civil services and engineering exam aspirants from SC/ST and underprivileged backward communities will get free tuition from November 26 in Delhi.
The move has been approved by the cabinet and the finance department, reports Millennium Post.
“The government has planned to give free education for SC/ST students providing coaching classes in Delhi for professional courses, such as civil services, engineering and others,” Gautam told the publication.
No separate classes will be arranged for these students.
They will study along with general students. This is because the minister believes separating them wouldn’t be helpful, and that they should be seated together.
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The tuition fee will be paid by the government for all the aspirants of civil service, medical, engineering, SSC, group A and B level government jobs.
In future, they might also introduce other courses where free tuition will be offered to these students, and it won’t be restricted to only the above-mentioned courses.
The money for the fee will be spent from the government’s SC/ST development fund.
“We have cleared all the finance formalities on this initiative and do not think any further clearance related issue will appear,” an official told Millennium Post.