New Delhi, May 11 (UNI) Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said government has been putting effective efforts for “promotion and progress” of meritorious youths from the minority communities.
Felicitating youths of minority communities who have cleared civil services 2017 with the help of Minority Affairs Ministry’s free-coaching programmes here on Friday, Mr Naqvi said the Ministry, in collaboration with reputed institutions and organisations, was running free-coaching programmes for civil services, medical, engineering, other administrative services, banking and other for meritorious youths from minority communities.
The aim was to ensure that not even a single deserving youth was deprived of best coaching and a chance to get a better job, he added.
The Minister said those successful in the UPSC, were a “role model” for youths from the minority and other weaker sections of the society.
He said that there was immense talent in minority communities, especially Muslim youths. But earlier efforts were not done to create such an environment which would give them confidence.
The government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi had given an atmosphere to protect and promote talent of youths from minority communities which has resulted in large number of youths being selected in the top administrative services.
He said the government’s policy of “Development with Dignity”, without any discrimination, has ensured that this year, for the first time after the Independence, a record 131 minority communities’ youths including 51 Muslims have been selected in civil services.
Last year also, 126 youths belonging to minority communities, including 52 Muslims, had been selected in the prestigious civil services, he added.
The Minority Affairs Ministry has been running free-coaching programme such as Nai Udaan, Naya Savera for minority youths preparing for civil services and other UPSC examinations.
During 2017-18, 105 youths from the notified minority communities who qualified prelims, have been provided financial support under the “Nai Udaan” scheme, the Minister said.
Nai Udaan and Naya Savera schemes have been revised during last year and rate of financial assistance on qualifying UPSC prelims has been increased from Rs 50,000 to Rs one lakh, Mr Naqvi said.