Making another big announcement before the assembly elections, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday raised the amount provided under Jai Bhim Yojana, from Rs 40,000 to Rs 1,00,000. The scheme will now be applicable to all categories of students, even for economically weak students of the general category.
The OBC and EWS students whose annual family income is not above Rs 8 lakh will avail the facility under this scheme.
“There is a condition for this scheme, the child will have to be from Delhi and he should have passed out from class 10 and class 12 from Delhi. Only then will he be eligible for this scheme. The family income should be less than Rs 8,00,000,” Kejriwal said.
The Social Welfare, SC/ST department of Delhi government recently decided to extend the benefit of the scheme to the students belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBC) and Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category as well.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) also planning to increase the coaching time in order to provide a quality education.Currently, under the scheme about 5000 students of SC/ST are provided free coaching classes in top coaching centres but with the extension of this scheme the seats will be increased to 15000 to provide free education to the poor needy students of OBC and EWS, the minister added.
Under Jai Bheem Yojana, free coaching classes are provided for engineering, medical, Civil Services, judicial services and other competitive exams, he added.