Panel to Select IAS Academies to Coach SC/STs

Published: 17th May 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th May 2015 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh government on Saturday set up a committee to shortlist top IAS academies to conduct coaching classes for SC/ST students for the civil services examinations in the academic year 2015-16, under the newly launched scheme of ‘NTR Vidyonnathi’.

In a GO issued here, the state government said that it had recently introduced the ‘NTR Vidyonnathi’ scheme to provide professional guidance to SC/ST students for civil services exams. The scheme will come into operation from the academic year 2015-16.

“As per the guidelines issued under the scheme, the social welfare and tribal welfare departments will invite Expression of Interest from competent coaching institutions with an excellent track record for imparting coaching for the above programmes,” the GO said.

A selection committee was constituted for the purpose to shortlist the institutions. The panel will recommend to the government for empanelment in order to sponsor the students for coaching.

“The state government, after careful examination of the matter, has decided to have a single committee for social welfare and tribal welfare departments to ensure equity among the two departments and for easy disposal. Hence, it constitutes a common selection committee with principal secretary, social welfare, as its chairman,” the GO stated.


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