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JK govt to bear coaching expenses of IAS aspirants

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Buoyed by the success of students from the state cracking the prestigious all-India civil services exams, Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to bear the expenses of coaching of those who have cleared the preliminary stage of the exams.

The government will bear the expense for further coaching outside Jammu and Kashmir.

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today asked the Institute of Management, Public Administration and Rural Development (IMPARD) to sponsor all the students from the state, who qualify preliminary examination of Indian Administrative Services (IAS), for further coaching outside the state.

"You should support all the successful candidates of preliminary examination of IAS and help them receive further necessary training, if they are willing, in the reputed and recognised institutes outside the state so that they prepare in a better way to qualify the final examination," Omar said at the 12th Executive Council meeting of IMPARD here.

Shah Faesal, a Kashmiri doctor, had topped the 2009 civil services exams, while in 2012 ten students from the state had made it to the prestigious league.

Omar said the youth from Jammu and Kashmir "are second to none" in talent and can prove their mettle at national and international stages if provided opportunity and appropriate guidance.

In a detailed presentation, Director General IMPARD BB Vyas briefed the chief minister about the functioning of the Institute and referred to new initiatives taken to upgrade and improve its performance.

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First Published: Fri, September 13 2013. 18:01 IST