With a view to ensure more participation in the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) civil services examination, the state government of Maharashtra has come up with a new initiative to provide Rs. 10,000/- monthly scholarship to aspirants.
According to sources, the state has six active coaching centres in Mumbai, Nagpur, Kolhapur, Amravati, Aurangabad and Nasik where 600 candidates will be trained.
The ambitious decision taken at the cabinet meeting chaired by CM Mr. Devendra Fadnavis will have an estimated budget of Rs. 23.46 crore and includes cost of training at higher institutes of repute in New Delhi. UPSC examinations are gateway for individuals to enter into the respected domain of public services.
The prestigious exam is conducted in mainly three stages annually- preliminary, main round and interview round to short-listed candidates. This scholarship will be given for all three stages.
Every year, around 15,000 students from the state appear for the exam but only 80 to 100 students make it. The state government feels that this innovative step will further encourage young individuals to clear the esteemed examination.
(With inputs from India Today)