131 candidates from minority community clears civil services exams, says Naqvi

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 May 2018 09:23:54



A RECORD 131 candidates from the minority communities, including 51 Muslims, have been selected in the civil services examination 2017, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Monday, asserting that the Government had created an environment for their talent to prosper.

The ‘Nai Udaan’ and ‘Naya Savera’ schemes of the Minority Affairs Ministry have been revised and the financial assistance for those qualifying the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) prelims has been increased from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh, the Minority Affairs Minister told reporters here.

Naqvi said that the ministry has been running a large-scale free-coaching programme for meritorious youths belonging to notified minority communities preparing for UPSC examinations.

Through various institutions and organisations, the ministry has been running coaching programmes such as ‘Nai Udaan’, ‘Naya Savera’ for the minority youths preparing for civil services, other UPSC examinations, medical, engineering and administrative examinations, he said.