Nai Udaan scheme

Nai Udaan scheme - Free coaching to minorities 2017: There have been many schemes implemented by the government of India for the improving the lives of the minority communities. One of such schemes is a ‘free coaching scheme for minority students’ which essentially focuses on providing free coaching services to the students belonging to the recognized minority communities. This scheme is run by ministry of minority affairs, government of India. The scheme is designed in the form of a scholarship that provides the assistance associated with training.

Features of the Nai Udaan scheme:

1 Objective The scheme aims at providing assistance to the minority students to compete for the civil services appointments at central and state levels
2 Support for Financial support is given to the students who cleared  preliminary examination of Group-A and Group-B (Gazetted & non-gazetted) of UPSC, SSC,SPSC of various states etc.
3 Eligibility

1.     One should belong to a minority community as notified under National Commission for Minorities Act 1992 (Such as Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Parsis). And a self declaration should be submitted to the ministry declaring the same.

2.     The candidate should have passed the Prelims Examination conducted by UPSC; SPSC or SPSC of respective states

3.     Total family income of the candidates from all sources should not exceed

Rs. 4.5 lakh per annum

4.     The candidate should not have availed any other such similar scheme of central or state governments and a self declaration shall be submitted declaring the same.

4 Only once A candidate can avail the benefit only once and only for one exam
5 Application

Every year ministry of minority affairs would advertise the in the print and electronic media about the scheme. And the same can be applied by filling and submitting the application. The same can be done  by following the below URL

6 Maximum number On fulfilling the eligibility criteria up to a maximum of 800 candidates will be given financial support under the scheme throughout the country
7 Financial assistance

The amount of financial assistance will be maximum

1.     Rs 50,000/- for Gazetted Post

2.     Rs 25,000/- for Non- Gazetted Post

8 Pre-requisite The applicant should submit the proof of passing of preliminary examination conducted by UPSC, SPSC,SSC etc. or equal examination for Group ‘A’ and ‘B’( Gazetted and Non Gazetted ) Civil Services.
9 Application mode Online only
10 Format of Self declaration stating that one belong to any of the minority communities  
11 Format of income certificate  
12  Physical distribution of beneficiaries (Community wise)
  • Muslims -568;
  • Christians - 96;
  • Sikhs - 80;
  • Buddhists - 32;
  • Parsis - 7;
  • Jains - 17.
13 Funding pattern Payment of financial benefit may be given in one installment. 100% financial support will be provided to the selected candidates through ECS/RTGS/Cheque/e-payment

Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanism:

A monitoring mechanism would be put in place to see that there is timely disbursal of amount through the concerned banks so that the selected students do not suffer due to delay. Evaluation of the scheme will be taken up after 3 years of its implementation through an independent and specialized agency. Impact assessment will be conducted towards the end of the 12th Plan Period