(News) Motivational step by Meghalaya govt to spur youths in civil service exams

Motivational step by Meghalaya govt to spur youths in civil service exams

The Meghalaya government has announced cash incentives to encourage youths in the state to compete in the all-India civil service examinations. The principal secretary in the education department, P.S. Thangkhiew, today said the move was aimed at encouraging youths in the state to excel in the civil services exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. Official sources said not many youths take the exam every year and the government is hoping that the incentive will increase the numbers of candidates from the state in the all-India civil services.

A recent notification by the state education department stated that all youths from Meghalaya would be eligible for the incentive, provided they produce the permanent residential certificate (PRC), duly signed by the deputy commissioner, when they avail of the cash incentives. Under the Chief Minister’s All India Service Exams Incentive, youths who pass the civil services (preliminary) examinations will get a cash award of Rs 5,000 each.

The government will also reimburse any course fee paid to any recognised coaching institute in the country upto Rs 20,000, provided the candidates submit the receipts and the admission letter, among other documents, to authenticate their claims to the director, higher and technical education (DHTE).

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Courtesy: Telegraphindia.com