FREE COACHING & ALLIED SCHEME FOR THE
BELONGING TO MINORITY COMMUNITIES
(Effective from 17.7.2007)
scheme aims to empower the minority communities by assisting the
economically weaker sections of students among them through coaching
institutions for enhancing their skills and capabilities to make them
employable in industries, services and business sectors in addition to the
government sector. It has built-in resilience to adapt to the market
dynamics on a continuous basis so that the target groups are not deprived of
the professional acumen demanded by the changing/emerging market needs and
opportunities for employment at domestic as well as international levels.
Separate schemes for providing coaching to students belonging to scheduled
caste, minority communities and backward classes were being implemented from
6l Five Year Plan. These separate . schemes were amalgamated with effect
from September, 2001 into a combined Scheme of Coaching and Allied
Assistance for Weaker Sections including Scheduled Castes, Other Backward
Classes and Minorities. After creation of the Ministry of Minority Affairs,
a new scheme called "Free Coaching & Allied Scheme for candidates belonging
to minority communities has been formulated keeping in view the emerging
trends of employment in the era of economic reforms, liberalization and
objectives of the scheme are to assist students belonging to minority
communities by way of special coaching for the following:-
Qualifying examinations for admission in technical/professional courses such
as engineering, law, medical, management, information technology etc., and -
language/aptitude examinations for seeking admission in foreign
Competitive examinations for recruitment to Group 'A' , 'B' , 'C and 'D'
services and other equivalent posts under the Central and State governments
including police/security forces, public sector undertakings, Railways,
banks, insurance companies as well as autonomous bodies; and
Coaching for jobs in the private sector such as in airlines, shipping,
information technology (IT), business process outsourcing (BPO) and other IT
enabled services, hospitality, tours and travels, maritime, food processing,
retail, sales & marketing, bio-technology and other job oriented courses as
per the emerging trend of employment.
Remedial coaching at undergraduate and post graduate level to improve the
academic knowledge and enable the student to catch up with the rest of the
class and complete the course successfully.
IMPLEMENTING AGENCIES AND ELIGIBILITY
following types of organizations will be eligible for running the coaching
programmes under this scheme:-
institutes in the Government sector including universities and autonomous
bodies engaged in the coaching activities.
institutes in the Government sector including universities and autonomous
bodies engaged in imparting remedial coaching to the students belonging to
University/colleges in private sector engaged in coaching activities
including deemed universities.
Institutes in the private sector engaged in coaching activities/job oriented
coaching/training for placement in private sectors, which is a trust,
company, partnership firm, or society registered under relevant law and of
relevant industry, bodies or institutes, preferably identified by them.
coaching institutes should fulfil the following conditions :
institutes should have required number of well qualified faculty members
either on its pay roll or on part time basis.
proposals received from institutes will be scrutinized, processed in the
Ministry and placed before a Committee consisting of the following members,
for selection of the institutes for funding:-
|| Secretary(Minority Affairs)
||Financial Advisor (Minority Affairs)
||Joint Secretary (Minority Affairs)
||Representative from the Ministry of HRD
||Representative from the Ministry of Labour
||Representative from UGC
||Director/Deputy Secretary, Minority Affairs
Committee may, for a specific period not exceeding one financial year,
co-opt any other professional as member(s), as and when required.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR CANDIDATES/ STUDENTS
Candidates must have secured the requisite percentage of marks in the
qualifying examination prescribed for admission into the desired
Only candidates belonging to the minority communities having total family
income from all sources not exceeding Rs.2.50 lakh per annum will be
eligible under the scheme.
Benefits of coaching under the scheme can be availed by a particular student
once only, irrespective of the number of chances; he/she may be entitled to
in a particular competitive examination. The coaching institution will be
required to take an affidavit from the student that they have not taken any
benefit under this scheme.
case, where the examination is conducted in two stages i.e. preliminary and
main, the candidates will be allowed to take coaching of the preliminary as
well as the main examination, but coaching for the main examination will be
allowed only to those who have qualified the preliminary examination for the
institutes should have necessary infrastructure such as premises, library,
requisite equipment etc. to run the coaching classes/training centers. This
condition will not apply for field recruitment of constables and equivalent
in the police/security forces and railways.
institutes should have experience of imparting coaching for a period not
less than three years provided that those functioning for less than three
years may be considered only if their success rates are significantly high.
Coaching institutes should have a minimum success rate of 15%. A three year
moving' average could be considered for this purpose. Coaching institutes
having better success rate will be given priority.
Coaching institutes which are imparting coaching for entrance examinations
and whose students have been able to obtain admission in reputed
colleges/institutes, will be given priority under this category.
Coaching for industry specific courts/jobs will be encouraged for private
Derails of procedure:-
Ministry of Minority Affairs will advertise the details of the scheme and
invite proposals from the coaching/training institutes by 30th April of
While the institutes in government sector can send proposals in the
prescribed proforma directly to the Ministry of Minority Affairs, the
organizations in the private sector including non-governmental organizations
(NGOs) should submit their proposals through the State government/UT
The State governments/UT administrations will conduct necessary inspection
of the coaching institute with respect to eligibility and feasibility of the
project proposal and forward the proposal with specific recommendations to
the Ministry of Minority Affairs.
maximum ceiling of Rs. 20000/-
Rs. 750/-for local Candidates
for jobs in private sectors
||As fixed by
the institute, subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs. 20,000/-.
by the institutes for the extra tuition classes.
for recruitment of constables and equivalent in police/security forces
and railways. (For a period not exceeding five days)
rates, as proposed by the institute and fixed by the committee
outstation candidates, Rs. 50/-for local
The grant in aid released by the Ministry shall be deposited directly into
an account opened by the institute for this purpose.
The grant-in-aid shall be released as per norms prescribed in the General
Financial Rules and other appropriate decisions af'the Ministry level.
Funds will be released to the institutes in first installment of 70% and
second installment of 30%.
Funds will be released in subsequent years after inspection of the
organization by Central Government/State Government or any other agency
designated by the Ministry.
Sanction of subsequent year proposal will depend on level of success rate of
the coaching institutes in competitive examinations and placement for jobs
in private sectors.
Students covered under the scheme shall have to attend all classes. In the
event of any student remaining absent for more than 15 days, without any
valid reason or leaving the coaching midway, the entire expenditure incurred
on the candidate will be recovered from the institute concerned.
% financial assistance will be provided to the selected coaching/training
institutes and the institutes imparting remedial tuition.
Stipend will be given by the Ministry for maintenance of the students. The
details of the rates of financial-assistance are given below:-
Type of Coaching/ remedial coaching
Coaching/ remedial coaching fee
Amount of Stipend
As fixed by the
institute, subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs. 20000/-
1500/-for outstation candidates, Rs. 750/-for local Candidates
||As fixed by
the institute, subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs. 15,000/-.
||As fixed by
the institute, subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs. 10,000/-.
examination for technical/
||As fixed by
the institute, subject
The institute shall be solely responsible in ensuring that only students of
meritorious standing are admitted for coaching.
institute shall provide the bank account and full address for crediting the
sanctioned coaching fee directly into the institute account.
After completion of the coaching programme, the institute shall immediately
submit the utilization certificate and audited accounts certified by a
Chartered Accountant to the Ministry of Minority Affairs, along with the
Income and expenditure account/balance sheet for the year including receipt
& payment account of the institute in respect of funds received during the
certificate to the effect that the institution has not received any other
grant for the same purpose from any other Ministry/Department of the
Government of India, State/UT Government and any other
selected institute should be willing to mobilize its own resources for
smooth conduct of the approved programme. They shall be duty bound to ensure
that neither the coaching/training programme nor the payment of stipend to
the enrolled candidates suffer due to delay, if any, in release of funds.
Monitoring of the progress made by the grantee institutes will be carried
out as follows:
institute shall submit periodic progress report of the coaching classes as
prescribed in the sanction order to the Ministry of Minority Affairs and the
State Government/UT administration.
institute shall submit information of employment secured by the candidates
coached by them in Government and placements secured
Efforts will be made to maintain a reasonable geographical distribution of
funds, based on the geographical distribution of minorities. The relevant
benchmark will be the address of the students coached.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS TO BE COMPLIED WITH BY THE COACHING INSTITUTES
institute shall maintain full details of name, address, and telephone number
etc. of the candidates enrolled for coaching programme and furnish this
information to the Ministry.
institute shall maintain full records of each candidate admitted like age,
gender, educational qualifications, bank account number etc.
The admissible amount payable towards stipend shall be paid to the
candidates on monthly basis through their bank account number.
Separate account will be maintained by the institute for the funds released
by the Ministry that will be made available to the Ministry of Minority
Affairs as and when requisitioned for inspection.
institutes shall utilize the funds for the specified purposes only. The
grantee institute shall give an undertaking that in the event of acting in
contravention of this condition, it will refund the amount received with 18%
penal interest and any other action, as deemed necessary by the government.
coaching institution will also be required to take an affidavit from the
student that they have not taken benefit earlier under this scheme or any
other similar scheme funded by the government.
The institution shall submit a certificate accepting the terms and
conditions laid down by the Ministry of Minority Affairs and furnish a bond
with two sureties in the name of the competent authority responsible for
actual implementation of the scheme and also responsible for furnishing of
accounts of the grant sanctioned.