Tamil Nadu Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin announced on Saturday that the state government will be providing financial assistance of ₹7,500 per month for 10 months to 1,000 civil service aspirants as a stipend.
Speaking at an event, the Minister for Youth Welfare and Sports Development said that the Dravidian model of governance aims to ensure that youths from Tamil Nadu get jobs in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Indian Bank, and Railways. He added that the state government’s Naan Mudhalvan scheme has already benefited 13 lakh students and helped 1.5 lakh students get jobs.
Stalin expressed his concern that the participation of Tamil Nadu youths in central government jobs has decreased in recent years. He said that the pass percentage of state youths in UPSC exams is very low, and that this is why the government has started training centers for UPSC aspirants and is now providing them with financial assistance.
The minister’s announcement has been welcomed by civil service aspirants, who have expressed their gratitude to the state government for its support.