NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Social Justice has identified 28 coaching institutes across the country to provide good quality coaching to Scheduled Caste (SC) and Other Backward Classes (OBC) candidates.
The institutes were selected on basis of recommendations by states and UTs which furnished proposals of at least five coaching institutes with proven track records of success, said a senior ministry official.
Under the earlier procedure, the 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.
“Earlier, the maximum ceiling of coaching fees paid to institution per candidate was Rs 20,000. Now we will fund the entire expenditure on coaching,” the official said.
The courses for which the coaching is imparted include Group A and B examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), various Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs), Officers Grade examinations conducted by banks, insurance companies and public sector undertaking ..
The performance of the coaching institutes will be reviewed at the end of the 3rd year of empanelment based on the results of SC and OBC candidates given coaching under the scheme.