Imphal, Sept 28:
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today 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. The Scholarship worth Rs. 2.8 crore for face-to-face IAS coaching had been taken up under Chief Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for Civil Services Aspirants.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri N. Biren expressed satisfaction on the selection of six candidates from the State in the Civil Service Examination, 2020 conducted by Union Public Service Commission. He stated that the Super IAS 500 Program 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, he added.
The Chief Minister informed that the first phase of coaching class would commence from 8th November this year and continue till 30th April, 2022. And those aspirants, who cleared the Civil Service Preliminary Examination to be held on 5th June, 2022 would be further availed with free Mains Crash Course and Test Series for Mains examinations commencing from 10th June to 14th August, 2022.
He also informed that the Government was planning to construct a permanent complex with hostel accommodation for conducting coaching classes for UPSC examinations.
National Sales Head, ALS Prateek Bhattacharya, while addressing the media, 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 24th October in Imphal, Churachandpur and Ukhrul. The top 200 rank of the Scholarship Exam would be benefited with 100% 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% to 75% by ALS Institute depending on their ranks.
Education Minister Sorokhaibam Rajen, Chairman, Loktak Development Authority L. Sushindro, Deputy Chairman, State Planning Board L. Rameshwor, Commissioner (Higher and Technical Education) M. Harekrishna and Director, Education (U) Rangitabali Waikhom also attended the programme.