In a significant endeavor towards educational empowerment, the Ministry introduced the ‘Naya Savera’ scheme, alternatively referred to as the ‘Free Coaching and Allied’ scheme. This initiative is specifically tailored to extend a helping hand to students and candidates hailing from six distinct minority communities: Sikh, Jain, Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, and Parsi. The central focus of this scheme revolves around offering specialized coaching that equips individuals to excel in qualifying examinations, opening doors to a wide array of academic and career prospects.
The core objectives of the ‘Naya Savera’ scheme encompass targeted coaching in the following domains:
- Technical and Professional Course Entry: The scheme takes aim at assisting aspiring students in preparing for rigorous qualifying examinations essential for admission into esteemed technical and professional courses such as engineering, medical, law, management, information technology, and more. It serves as a stepping stone towards realizing academic ambitions.
- Global Academic Pursuits: Acknowledging the aspirations for international education, the scheme extends support for language and aptitude examinations vital for securing admissions into foreign universities. By doing so, it facilitates the realization of dreams transcending geographical boundaries.
- Government Service Opportunities: The scheme further extends its reach to encompass competitive examinations required for recruitment into Group ‘A’, ‘B’, and ‘C’ services, as well as analogous positions within both Central and State governments. It casts a wide net, encompassing public sector undertakings, banks, insurance companies, and autonomous bodies.
The duration of coaching provided under this scheme spans a range of 3 months to 2 years, allowing students ample time and resources to sharpen their skills and enhance their chances of success.
Introduced on July 17th, 2007, the ‘Free Coaching and Allied’ Scheme has emerged as a beacon of hope for candidates hailing from minority communities. A testament to its impact, the scheme has already benefited an impressive count of over 1.19 lakh beneficiaries, with 12,155 individuals from the state of Andhra Pradesh alone reaping its rewards.
The establishment of the Ministry of Minority Affairs on January 29th, 2006, as an autonomous entity distinct from the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, underscores the government’s commitment to addressing the unique challenges and concerns faced by minority communities. With a particular focus on Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, Sikh, Parsi, and Jain communities, the Ministry shoulders the vital responsibilities of crafting comprehensive policies, strategic planning, efficient coordination, meticulous evaluation, and continuous review of regulatory frameworks and developmental programs. These efforts collectively strive to uplift and enrich the lives of minority communities.
At the helm of the Ministry of Minority Affairs stands Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, a dedicated advocate for fostering educational equality and enhancing opportunities for every aspiring individual, regardless of their background. Under her guidance, the ‘Naya Savera’ scheme continues to illuminate the path to educational excellence, igniting the flame of knowledge and empowerment among minority students across the nation.