(News) Maharashtra government will provide scholarships to UPSC Aspirants

Maharashtra government will provide scholarships to UPSC Aspirants

The Maharashtra government has decided to give scholarships to encourage students to clear their Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exam. The decision was taken in the cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

The state government has six coaching centres in Mumbai, Nagpur, Kolhapur, Amravati, Aurangabad and Nashik where 600 students are going to be trained. The government plans to give aspirants a sum of Rs 10,000 per month.

The government has made a provision of Rs 23.46 crore for the same. The civil services exam is conducted by the UPSC annually in three stages—preliminary, main and interview—to select officers of Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service and Indian Police Service, among others.

Over 15,000 people qualified the 2015 civil services preliminary exam across India. In 2015, a record 9,45,908 candidates applied for the exam, but only 4.63 lakh appeared in the test on August 23.

The scholarship will be given for all three stages (pre-exam, main test and final interview). Every year, roughly 15,000 from the state take the UPSC exam but only 80-100 students clear it.