The Ministry implemented ‘Naya Savera’ scheme also known as ‘Free Coaching and Allied’ scheme to assist students/candidates belonging to the six minority communities namely Sikh, Jain, Muslim, Christian, Buddhist and Parsi by way of special coaching for qualifying examinations.
‘Naya Savera’ Scheme: OBJECTIVES
The primary objectives of the scheme are to provide specialized coaching to students from the notified minority communities in the following areas:
- Preparing for qualifying examinations for admission into technical/professional courses like engineering, medical, law, management, information technology, etc., and language/aptitude examinations required for seeking admission to foreign universities.
- Assisting with competitive examinations for recruitment to Group ‘A’, ‘B’, and ‘C’ services, as well as other equivalent positions under the Central and State governments, including public sector undertakings, banks, insurance companies, and autonomous bodies.
- The coaching period under the scheme ranged from 3 months to 2 years.
Free Coaching and Allied Scheme: Empowering Minority Communities Since 2007
The ‘Free Coaching and Allied Scheme’ targeting candidates from minority communities was initiated on July 17th, 2007. Since its inception, the Naya Savera Scheme (also known as the ‘Free Coaching and Allied’ scheme) has benefited over 1.19 lakh beneficiaries. Among them, 12,155 beneficiaries were from the state of Andhra Pradesh.
About The Ministry of Minority Affairs
- The Ministry of Minority Affairs was established on 29th January 2006, as a separate entity from the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.
- The ministry addresses the concerns and issues faced by the identified minority communities, namely Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, Sikhs, Parsis, and Jain.
- The primary responsibilities of the Ministry encompass the formulation of comprehensive policies, strategic planning, coordination, evaluation, and review of regulatory frameworks and development programs aimed at uplifting and benefiting the minority communities.
Key takeaways for competitive examinations
- Minister of Minority Affairs: Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani