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DELHI GOVERNMENT HAS REOPENED JAI BHIM MUKHYAMANTRI PRATIBHA VIKAS YOJANA

DELHI GOVERNMENT HAS REOPENED JAI BHIM MUKHYAMANTRI PRATIBHA VIKAS YOJANA

Context:

The Delhi government has reopened applications under Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Yojana.

Significance of the Scheme:

  • It provides free competitive exams to students from families earning less than eight lakh annually.

About the Scheme:

  • The program was launched by the Delhi Government in 2018.
  • It is for various competitive exams at some private centres.
  • It covers children from economically poor backgrounds and marginalised communities.
  • Students will be provided with a travel stipend amount of Rs 2,500 besides free coaching by the Delhi government.

Students Covered under the Scheme:

  • Under it, outstanding students of the SC, ST, OBC and EWS categories are offered free training in competing exams, coming from private training institutes.

Training Institutions:

  • Under this program, students can benefit from free training classes at all 46 training centers.
  • The training teaches competing exams such as the UPSC, CDS, medical and engineering entry, banking exams, administrative school exams and admission to law university.

Background:

  • Initially, only introduced the program to SC & ST students. About 5,000 students are enrolled under it.
  • In 2019, it saw the enrollment of 15,000 students as the opening program of the OBC and EWS students opened.

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