Imphal: Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Tuesday announced Super IAS 500, a scholarship programme for deserving and talented IAS aspirants from the state, during a function held at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat.

The scholarship scheme, worth Rs 2.8 crore for face-to-face IAS coaching, was taken up under Chief Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for Civil Services Aspirants.           

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Singh expressed satisfaction on the selection of six candidates from the state in the civil service cxamination, 2020, conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. 

He said the Super IAS 500 programme would benefit many civil service aspirants of the state as they need not go outside the state to join coaching classes, incurring large amounts of money.

“Face-to-face coaching facilities by best IAS mentors from Alternative Learning System (ALS), Delhi, would be conducting classes at the State Academy of Training (SAT), Takyelpat, with sponsorship from the state government,” the CM added.

Singh also said the first phase of coaching classes would commence from November 8 this year and continue till April 30, 2022. And those aspirants who have cleared the preliminary examination of the civil services would be further able to avail free mains crash course and test series for mains examinations commencing June 10 to August 14, 2022.

The chief minister said the state government was planning to construct a permanent complex with hostel accommodation for conducting coaching classes for UPSC examination.

Manipur Education Minister Shri Sorokhaibam Rajen, Chairman, Loktak Development Authority, MLA L. Sushindro, Deputy Chairman, State Planning Board, MLA L. Rameshwor, Commissioner (Higher and Technical Education)  M. Harekrishna and Director, Education, (U) Rangitabali Waikhom also attended the programme.

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