Jaipur: The Rajasthan Government on Wednesday
formulated rules for providing financial assistance to
students appearing in competitive examinations under Special
OBC category, which includes Gujjars.
The measure would keep such communities on a par with
scheduled tribe and scheduled caste beneficiaries, an official
spokesman said here.
In his budget speech for 2010-11, Chief Minister Ashok
Gehlot had announced financial assistance from Rs 50,000 to
Rs one lakh to students of such communities under Special OBC
category appearing for examinations of the state, Central
services and sub-ordinate services.
With the framing of rules, aids as `encouragement
package` would be paid to deserving students in three
For qualifying students in preliminary exam, the state
government would provide Rs 25,000 while Rs 20,000 would be
extended after qualifying the main examination in any of the
state service competitive exams. If selected, they would be
eligible for a grant of Rs 5,000.
For the UPSC and other allied competitive examinations,
the state would provide Rs 65,000 to students who pass
preliminary examination, Rs 30,000 to those qualifying main
examination and Rs 5,000 for successful candidates.
The Special OBC category consists of four communities --
Banjara, Raika, Garadia Lohar and Gujjars.