As per the latest directive given by the Union Government, the entire expenditure incurred by Dalit and backward class students on coaching for competitive examinations will now be borne by the Centre, according to the revised Scheme of Free Coaching for SC and OBC Students which has done away with the cap of Rs 20,000.
The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has revised the central sector scheme under which it will also empanel reputed coaching institutes to provide good quality coaching to Scheduled Caste (SC) and Other Backward Classes (OBC) candidates.
Under the earlier procedure, Ministry would invite applications from institutions which offer coaching for competitive exams. The proposals were then considered by a committee, which would screen and shortlist them.
But now, the central sector scheme of Free Coaching for SC and OBC students has been revised in order to provide good quality coaching to SC and OBC candidates to enable them to appear in competitive examinations and succeed in obtaining appropriate job in public or private sector.