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Gujarat CM announces historic CM Yuva Swavalamban Yojana; facilitating education, skill training & employment for youth

Gujarat Chief Minister Smt Anandiben Patel today announced a historic generous package for education, skill training and employment of youth from modest families. CM Smt Patel announced an array of benefits empowering the youth under Mukhyamantri Yuva Swavalamban Yojana including assistance in fees for higher education, relaxation in age limit for government jobs and handholding for self-employment. This Yojana will be implemented from the current fiscal year and will enhance opportunities for all youth in the state.

Various path-breaking initiatives announced by CM Smt Patel today reaffirm Gujarat Government’s resolve on for welfare of all sections of the society. Government of Gujarat is committed to strengthen the youth power of the state and in turn help them build a bright future for themselves, for the state, and the country. Gujarat Government has formulated Mukhyamantri Yuva Swavalamban Yojana (MYSY) after in-depth study of about 125 representations from various sections of society

Highlights of Mukhyamantri Yuva Swavalamban Yojana are: .

  • Bright students from Gujarat board and Central board who secure 90 percentile in 12th standard are eligible for benefits announces today. The annual family income ceiling will be considered as Rs 4.5 lakh.
  • 50% fee or Rs 2 lakh/year maximum will be given to a student as government assistance in self finance and government medical colleges.
  • In dental, homeopathy, nursing, physiotherapy, etc courses, 50% fee of Rs 2 lakh, whichever lesser, will be paid to the student as government assistance.
  • 10th and 12th standard students opting for diploma courses with minimum 80% percentile will get government assistance of Rs 25,000 per year or 50% of fee, whichever lesser.
  • In B Sc, BA, B Com, B ed, graduation courses, 50% fee or annual Rs 10,000, whichever lesser, will be paid each year as government assistance to students in self-finance colleges.
  • Students of talukas where higher education facility and government hostel is not available, will get Rs 1200 per month for boarding and lodging for 10 months a year as government assistance.
  • Medical and Engineering students will get assistance for books, equipments under one-time grant for all categories. Rs 10,000 for medical students, Rs 5000 for engineering students and Rs 3000 for diploma students at time of admission.
  • Private self finance colleges will not be allowed to charge high amount as form fees during admission procedures, government will regulate admission form fees.
  • Age relaxation has been extended by five years in all categories.
  • In next five years, SPIPA’s seat capacity will be increased from 340 to 1000.
  • Government will extend interest relief under MUDRA scheme.
Youth appearing for national competitive exams will be given training at training center that will be setup at every district.
 
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