Four plans to empower students and youth approved by Jharkhand cabinet

The Jharkhand Cabinet on Thursday approved four ambitious plans to promote education and skill development of students and youth, an official said.

The schemes are Mukhya Mantri Shiksha Prothsahan Yojana (MMSPY), Eklavya Prasikshan Yojana (EPY) and Guruji Student Credit Card Yojana (GSCCY) of the Higher and Technical Education department, and Mukhya Mantri Sarathi Yojana (MMSY) of the Labor department.

“President Droupadi Murmu will officially launch these schemes on Jharkhand Foundation Day on November 15,” Cabinet Secretary Vandana Dadel said on Thursday.

The schemes along with 34 other agendas were approved in a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Hemant Soren.

Under the MMSPY, Class 10 students will be provided free coaching in Jharkhand institutions of national repute for entrance exams in Engineering, Medicine, Common Law Entrance Test, Mass Communication, Fashion Designing, Management of hotels and accounting.

“Along with the free coaching, a stipend of Rs 2,500 per month has also been decided for the accommodation and other expenses of the student. The only eligibility condition for the scheme is that the parents of the ‘student should not meet the criteria of income tax, “said Rahul Purwar, secretary of the department of Higher and Technical Education.

The department aims to provide the benefit of the program to 8,000 students in a year. A detailed guide for the selection of students and training institutions will be published soon.

Under the EPY, free job oriented training will be provided for various examinations like Union Public Service Commission, Jharkhand Public Service Commission, Bank PO, Bank Clerk, Railways and staff selection committee. The department aims to train 2,700 students in a year.

Purwar said the third GSCCY scheme aims to provide financial assistance to students, who would be selected for higher education, engineering, medicine and others.

“These students will be given a credit card, which has a maximum limit of Rs 15 lakh. Students can spend 30 percent of Rs 15 lakh on non-institutional expenses such as accommodation, food, books , laptops, etc. This component of 30 percent will go to the student, while the rest of the amount will go to the institution as fees. ,” He said.

Students will obtain this credit at an interest rate of 4% and will have 15 years to repay the loan. The EMI will start one year after the completion of the course.

The MMSY of the Labor department is part of the Jharkhand Skill Mission. This scheme will take the skilling mission to the block level, said a Labor department official.

“Skill training programs are mostly restricted to district headquarters. The qualification program will be taken to the block level with the help of the new scheme,” said Labor department secretary Pravin Toppo.

Non-availability of block-level buildings was the main hurdle for the plan, he said. “The government has now allowed abandoned buildings or schools to be used in free time. The youth will be trained in various skill programs such as tailoring, needlework and carpentry,” said Toppo.

He added, that “non-residential trainees will also get a grant of Rs 1,000. If any of the trainees did not get a job after three months of training, an unemployment allowance of Rs 1,000 for boys and Rs 1,500 for girls girls or physically. the challenged apprentice will be given until the end of the first year.” The cabinet also approved the increase in charitable allowance of state government employees as per sixth pay commission from 203% to 212%.

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