AIZAWL, March 6 - In a major thrust towards encouraging students to join Central and other state government services, the Mizoram government has decided to dole out cash incentives to students, who successfully clear competitive examinations under the Central and state governments.
This was announced by the newly-appointed Mizoram Youth Commission (MYC) chairman, Joseph Lalhimpuia during a press conference here.
Lalhlimpuia said that the state government will give a cash incentive of Rs 50,000 to any candidate from Mizoram who qualifies Civil Service (prelims), Combined Medical Services Examination, Indian Engineering Services Examination and other services and also Rs 1 lakh to those who successfully qualify Civil Service (Main) examination, Combined Defence Services examination, NDA and NA examination. He said the move is conceived to encourage students and educated youths to join Central services and state services.
He added that Rs 30 lakh and Rs 80 lakh have been allocated under Revised Estimate (RE) and New Economic Development Policy (NEDP) respectively for the purpose.
Lalhlimpuia announced that an IIT-JEE/NEET coaching class centres will be opened in Aizawl (for northern Mizoram zone) and Lunglei (southern Mizoram zone) for interested students.
He said that youth-summit-cum-roadshow will be organised in all district headquarters during this year to encourage and help the students about various competitive examinations and as for Aizawl district, the event will be held during March 22 and 23. He further pointed out that International English Language Testing System (IELTS) coaching class will be opened in Aizawl from March 12 for BSc/GNM nursing students and one-month crash course coaching will also be started from March 10 for those who will write SBI Assistant Grade examination, 2018.