Mumbai: In order to boost and motivate the UPSC aspirants and the motivate other youngsters to attempt the prestigious examinations, the Maharashtra Government decided to offer special scholarships to students preparing for the All India Services through UPSC examinations, The authorities feel that this move will enhance the quantum of successful students from the State in these examinations.
This very pro-student decision was taken at a meeting of the State Cabinet, Chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai on January 12, 2016.
The Maharashtra Government will give a stipend of Rs 10,000 per month, besides the scholarship, to those preparing for the prelim, main exam and interview, an official said.
The government will spend Rs 23.46 crore for this initiative, which includes cost of training at reputed institutes in Delhi. The cabinet meeting, held at Mantralaya, also decided to reintroduce the ordinance for appointment of experts on Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) all over the state.
This is being done as the legislation on this issue could not be passed in the winter session of state legislature in Nagpur last month, the official said.