Pema Khandu government earmarked an amount of Rs. 75 lakhs to assist the needy meritorious students of Arunachal Pradesh to prepare for the elite UPSC examination.
In what can be termed as a landmark and watershed decision by the Pema Khandu led-state government, an amount of Rs. 75 lakhs had been earmarked to assist the needy meritorious students of the state to prepare for the elite UPSC examination under HCM’s UPSC combined civil services coaching scheme.
This was disclosed by Education minister Honchun Ngandam today during a press briefing in his office chamber.
While thanking the chief minister and deputy chief minister for the path-breaking initiative, Ngandam said that this scheme would greatly benefit the brilliant poor students who were prevented from writing UPSC examination due to financial constrains and hoped that many needy aspirants would take advantage out of the scheme.
Apart from that an amount of Rs 85 lakhs under ALS IAS CSR initiative for the youth of Arunachal Pradesh had been kept, the minister disclosed.
In his interaction with the media, the National Sales Head of ALS Prateek Bhattacharya told the media that after seeing the success of ALS in Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Meghalaya governments have also started sponsoring poor and meritorious students to prepare for UPSC and added that 14 MLAs from Arunachal had sponsored 2 students each for undergoing coaching for UPSC under ALS. He said that 75 centres of ALS were running successfully across the country.
Tayek Talom, Director of higher education was also present during the press briefing.
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