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Govt. announces scholarship for civil service aspirants

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By EMN Updated: Oct 01, 2019 11:47 pm
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Dimapur, Oct. 1 (EMN): The chief minister of Nagaland Neiphiu Rio has announced a scholarship worth 82 lakh as part of the chief minister’s corpus fund for 100 youths to create an opportunity for candidates aspiring for the civil services such as the Indian Administrative Services (IAS). Through the scheme they can undergo free coaching from coaching institute ALS IAS, updates stated.
The government publicity agency the department of Information and Public Relations (IPR) issued updates to the media on Tuesday informing about the scholarship.

ALS IAS is said to be India’s Largest IAS coaching network. It has more than 75 centers across India including 30 in the Northeast with a credit of about 2,837 selections in the UPSC till date including 154 selections during the previous year, the updates stated. ALS has also been honored with similar sponsorship for IAS training from the government of Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram and Manipur in the past.

National Sales Head ALS, Prateek Bhattacharya also announced a scholarship worth 72 lac for 190 candidates as part of CSR initiative for youths in Nagaland. Together the development has created an opportunity for 290 aspirants from Nagaland to avail scholarship sponsored by the state’s government.

The IPR reported that the chief minister mentioned that the selection of the top 100 students sponsored by the corpus fund will be based on the reservation policy of Nagaland. The scholarship exam will be conducted on October 12 2019 in the district headquarters under the supervision of the deputy commissioner.

Application forms will be made available from October 3 in all deputy commissioner offices with last date of form submission being October 10. Results of the examination will be generated on October 16 and the ‘batches’ will commence from October 21, the IPR stated.

Selected students will undergo training at any of the six ALS authorised learning centers in Kohima, Dimapur, Mokokchung, Zuhenboto, Wokha and Mon via cutting edge VSAT technology where live transmission of classes being conducted in ALS Delhi campus would be given and students will learn from best IAS mentors. Dedicated academic mentors from Delhi will also be sent by ALS to Nagaland to monitor, motivate and guide the students during their training along with monthly visits which will be made by IAS/IPS officers serving in Nagaland to inspire the candidates, the IPR stated.

ALS hopes that this initiative taken by the chief minister of Nagaland will be able to transform the youth of Nagaland and produce results in the civil services in the coming years.

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By EMN Updated: Oct 01, 2019 11:47:00 pm