Ministry of Minority Affairs implements the Free Coaching and Allied Scheme (Naya Savera) under which free coaching is provided to students belonging to Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Parsis, Jains and Muslims

New Delhi : The Ministry of Minority Affairs implements the Free Coaching and Allied Scheme (Naya Savera) under which free coaching is provided to students/candidates who belong to the six notified minority communities (Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Parsis, Jains and Muslims). The criteria for empanelment of Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) under the scheme is as under:

The institute should be registered body or run by any organisation registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 / Companies Act, 2014 or any other relevant /act of the State/Union Territory.

The registration for at least three years will be required in respect of the organizations/implementing agency which desire to apply for empanelment as on date of notification inviting applications from States/UTs/ Coaching Institutions.

The Institute/Centre should have been fully functional for a minimum period of 3 years at the time of applying under the Naya Savera Scheme and having a minimum enrolment of 100 students in the courses for coaching included in the Naya Savera Scheme each year for last 3 years, immediately prior to the year in which the institute has applied for empanelment.

The institutes should have the required number of qualified faculty members either on its pay roll or on part-time basis.

The institutes should have necessary infrastructure such as premises, library, requisite equipment etc. to run the coaching classes in the courses applied for.

Coaching institutes should have a minimum success rate of 15% in the coaching courses applied for. Its past performance vis-à-vis intake and success rate is taken into consideration in selection.

The Implementing Agencies must have been registered on NITI Aayog Portal i.e. http://ngodarpan.gov.in or as the case may be.

The institution/organization should not have been declared bankrupt at any point of time.

The institutions/organization should have not been blacklisted by any department or body of the government at any point of time.

The Ministry had empanelled 130 PIAs during the financial year 2017-18 across the country including in the Tamil Nadu State. Eligible students can avail the benefits of the scheme from any PIA empaneled under the scheme irrespective of the region.  During the current financial year 2021-22, 37 PIAs have been given allocation for providing free coaching to 5140 minority students under the Naya Savera Scheme.

In the last three F.Y. years 1,96,81,133 scholarships ( Pre-Matric, Post Matric, Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship Schemes and Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship scheme) were sanctioned, and under the Naya Savera Scheme 30,117 students/candidates have benefitted/ been allocated in the last three years and current year. The State-wise details of students of minority community benefitted under Scholarship schemes, and Free Coaching and Allied Scheme during the last three years and current year are at Annexure-I and Annexure-II respectively.

There is no State-wise fund allocation under Naya Savera- Free Coaching and Allied Scheme, and Scholarship schemes. However, an amount of Rs. 6624.96 crore has been released under the above schemes in the three years.

 

Annexure-I

STATE-WISE DETAILS OF SCHOLARSHIPS SANCTIONED UNDER PRE-MATRIC, POST MATRIC, MERIT-CUM-MEANS BASED SCHOLARSHIP SCHEMES AND BEGUM HAZRAT MAHAL NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME, DURING THE LAST THREE YEARS (2018-19 TO 2020-21*)
States/UTs Scholarship Sanctioned for 2018-19 to 2020-21*
Andhra Pradesh 510957
Telangana 577246
Assam 799854
Bihar 829026
Chhattisgarh 22768
Goa 2664
Gujarat 472926
Haryana 41915
Himachal Pradesh 7216
Jammu & Kashmir 1363797
Jharkhand 192612
Karnataka 1760925
Kerala 2174404
Ladakh 16626
Madhya Pradesh 455571
Maharashtra 2399620
Manipur 124163
Meghalaya 55115
Mizoram 153787
Nagaland 169941
Odisha 52732
Punjab 1498743
Rajasthan 551461
Sikkim 1525
Tamil Nadu 1243478
Tripura 16493
Uttar Pradesh 2630409
Uttarakhand 88567
West Bengal 1420087
Andaman & Nicobar 3275
Chandigarh 5130
Dadra & Nagar Haveli & Daman & Diu 1088
Delhi 25387
Puducherry 11616

 

* Disbursement of Scholarships for 2020-21 continues in 2021-22.

 

Annexure-II

STATE-WISE DETAILS OF MINORITY STUDENTS BENEFITED/ALLOCATED UNDER FREE COACHING AND ALLIED SCHEME DURING THE LAST THREE YEARS AND CURRENT F.Y. YEAR I.E. 2018-19 TO 2021-22 (TILL DATE)
State No. of Beneficiary  allocated
Andhra Pradesh 1700
Assam 150
Bihar 200
Chandigarh 340
Chhattisgarh 400
Delhi 378
Gujarat 1550
Haryana 950
Jammu and Kashmir 200
Jharkhand 360
Karnataka 2899
Kerala 1230
Madhya Pradesh 2260
Maharashtra 2880
Manipur 350
Meghalaya 300
Punjab 1000
Rajasthan 1150
Tamil Nadu 400
Uttar Pradesh 9040
West Bengal 2380

 

This information was given by the Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.