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Tamil Nadu: Financial Assistance to UPSC Aspirants, 1000 Candidates Will Get 7.5K Stipend

Among the shortlisted students, those who clear the preliminary exams will be provided with a lump sum amount of Rs 25,000.
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In the recent past, there has been a significant decline in the number of students from Tamil Nadu clearing the civil services examinations. Now taking it seriously, Tamil Nadu government has taken some important steps in its budget 2023-24.

In a bid to encourage civil service exam aspirants from Tamil Nadu, MK Stalin led state government will provide financial assistance to them during their preparation. Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan has come up with an ambitious plan for this. With this scheme, 1,000 civil servants will be shortlisted through a screening test and will be provided with Rs 7,500 per month for 10 months.

This is expected to provide financial assistance while they prepare for their preliminary cases. Among the shortlisted students, those who clear the preliminary exams will be provided with a lump sum amount of Rs 25,000.

The Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation (TNSDC) will implement this scheme in coordination with Anna Staff Administrative College to help civil services aspirants to access better coaching facilities and study material.

Tamil Nadu Finance Minister Mr Thiagarajan, while Presenting Budget 2023-24, said there had been a decline in the number of students from Tamil Nadu clearing civil service examinations. Along with providing quality training, a monthly stipend will also be provided by the state government to financially support and encourage the students to prepare for the exam.

For this scheme, a sum of Rs 10 crore has been allocated to the TNSDC in the Budget Estimates for 2023-24. Meanwhile, a total of Rs 6,967 crore has been allocated to the Higher Education Department as a part of this year’s budget. In contrast, the Higher Education Department received Rs 5,668 during the previous year’s budget.


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