Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh officially announced the Super IAS 500, a scholarship programme for deserving and talented IAS aspirants of Manipur at a solemn function held at the chief minister’s secretariat on Tuesday.
The scholarship worth Rs 2.8 crore for face-to-face IAS coaching has been taken up under Chief Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for Civil Services Aspirants.
Biren expressed satisfaction on the selection of six candidates from the state in the Civil Service Examination, 2020 conducted by Union Public Service Commission.
The Super IAS 500 Programme would provide benefit to many civil service aspirants of the state as they need not go outside the state to join coaching classes incurring large amounts of money. Face-to-face coaching facilities by best IAS mentors from Alternative Learning System (ALS), Delhi would be conducted at the State Academy Training (SAT), Takyelpat with sponsorship from the State Government, the chief minister said.
The first phase of coaching class would commence from November 8 and continue till April, next year. Those aspirants, who cleared the Civil Service Preliminary Examination to be held on June 5, 2022 would be further availed with free Mains Crash Course and Test Series for Mains examinations commencing from June 10 to August 14, 2022, he informed.
The government is planning to construct a permanent complex with hostel accommodation for conducting coaching classes for UPSC examinations, he added.
National Sales Head, ALS, Prateek Bhattacharya announced an additional Scholarship worth Rs 1.1 crore for VSAT IAS Coaching under ALS IAS Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative for Youth of Manipur for 300 IAS Aspirants under various Scholarship slabs. He also informed that a Mega IAS Scholarship Exam will be conducted on October 24 in Imphal, Churachandpur and Ukhrul.
The top 200 rank of the Scholarship Exam would be benefited with 100 percent scholarship from the government of Manipur and they would be given face to face classes at SAT. And those from 201 to 500 ranks would be availed scholarships of varying percentages ranging from 40 percent to 75 percent by ALS Institute depending on their ranks.