All About Naya Savera Scheme 2023 | Free Coaching and Allied Scheme

The Ministry of Minority Affairs has launched various welfare schemes catering to minorities so that they can benefit from them and enhance their standard of living. One such scheme is the “Naya Savera Scheme” which was launched on July 17, 2007. This scheme aims to provide coaching for competitive examinations such as Medical, Engineering, UPSC, SSC, Group A, B, and C examinations, and more. Along with the coaching, they also provide a stipend of Rs 2500 per month. In this article, we are going to talk about the scheme in detail. By the end of the article, you won’t have any doubt left regarding the scheme. 

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Please Note that starting from the fiscal year 2022-23, the scheme has been terminated.

What is Naya Savera Scheme 2023?

Naya Savera Scheme or Free Coaching and Allied Scheme is a scheme launched by the Ministry of Minority Affairs to provide coaching for competitive examinations. It was launched on July 17, 2017. Under this scheme, eligible candidates will be able to take coaching at the designated/emplaned institutes and will receive a stipend of 2500 rupees every month. Through this scheme, minorities in India will be able to enhance their life by increasing their participation in the government and the private sector. Let’s talk about the scheme in detail below. 

Naya Savera Scheme 2023 Key Highlights
Naya Savera Scheme 2023 Launch DateJuly 17, 2007,
Naya Savera Scheme 2023 Official WebsiteNaya Severa Official Website 
Naya Savera Scheme 2023 launched byMinistry of Minority Affairs 
Naya Savera Scheme 2023 ObjectiveTo provide coaching to eligible minorities  for competitive examinations
Naya Savera Scheme 2023 Implementing AgencyAll institutes in the government sector, including universities and autonomous bodies, engaged in professional coaching for competitive examinations;
Naya Savera Scheme 2023 Eligibility CHECK BELOW
Naya Savera Scheme 2023 Stipend AmountRs 2500/month to eligible candidates
Naya Savera Scheme 2023 Beneficiaries Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Jain and Zoroastrians (Parsis)
Naya Savera Scheme 2023 Helpline Number24366444 

Naya Savera Scheme 2023 Objective

The scheme aims to provide support to students from notified minority communities through specialized coaching for the following purposes:

  • Preparing for qualifying exams required for admission into technical/professional courses such as engineering, medical, law, management, information technology, etc., as well as language/aptitude exams for foreign university admissions.
  • Preparing for competitive exams for securing positions in Group ‘A,’ ‘B,’ and ‘C’ services, along with equivalent posts in Central and State governments, including public sector undertakings, banks, insurance companies, and autonomous bodies.

Naya Savera Scheme 2023 Courses Names

The coaching will cover the following courses:

  • Competitive exams are organized by entities such as the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), State Public Service Commissions, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), and various recruitment agencies like Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) and Banking Services Recruitment Boards. These exams are intended for positions in Group A, B, and C.
  •  Examinations for Officers’ Grade positions conducted by Banks, Insurance Companies, and Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs).
  • Entrance exams for admission into Engineering and Medical courses, as well as Professional courses like CAT, CLAT, MBA, and any other disciplines as determined by the Ministry from time to time.

Naya Savera Scheme 2023 in News | What’s New

While giving information through a written reply in Lok Sabha on August 03, 2023, Minister of Minority Affairs Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani has given the following information. 

Since its establishment, a total of 1,19,223 minority students/candidates have received benefits from the Naya Savera Scheme. Among them, 12,155 beneficiaries hailed from the state of Andhra Pradesh. Here are the physical achievements over the past three years:

YearNumber of students allocated

The coaching period duration within the scheme ranged from 3 months to 2 years, based on the specific coaching program assigned to the Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs). However, starting from the fiscal year 2022-23, the scheme has been terminated.

Naya Savera Scheme 2023 Implementing Agencies

Financial assistance under this Scheme will be available to the following categories of organizations:

i) Government sector institutes, including universities and autonomous bodies, providing professional coaching for competitive exams.

ii) Private sector universities/colleges involved in professional coaching endeavors, including deemed Universities.

iii) Entities such as Trusts, Companies, Partnership Firms, or Societies registered under the Societies Registration Act, of 1860, engaged in the provision of professional coaching.

Naya Savera Scheme 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Here are the key points of the eligibility and rules for the scheme, simplified:

  • Candidates need to have achieved the necessary marks in the qualifying exam for the desired course or recruitment exam.
  • Only candidates from notified Minority Communities with a total family income not exceeding Rs. 6.00 lakh per year can apply. They need to provide an income certificate from the appropriate authorities.
  • A student can avail of coaching support under the scheme only once, except for residential coaching for Civil Service Exams. They need to sign an affidavit confirming no previous benefit from the scheme.
  • Students can receive support for residential coaching for Civil Service Exams a maximum of two times. Repeaters receive 50% of coaching fees.
  • Students who’ve received residential coaching for combined preparation for Civil Services exams aren’t eligible for the “Nai Udaan” scheme.
  • Students must attend all classes. If absent for over 15 days without reason or leaving midway, the institute/student might need to repay the cost.
  • 30% of coaching slots are reserved for girls. If not enough eligible female candidates are available, the remaining slots can be filled by males with prior permission from the Ministry.

Naya Savera Scheme 2023 Funding Pattern

Here’s a simplified version of the provided information:

  • The Ministry of Minority Affairs will fully fund coaching for selected minority students based on scheme terms.
  • Grants will be given per student.
  • Coaching organizations will receive coaching fees in two parts annually.
  • After being chosen and providing the required documents, institutes get 50% of coaching fees and stipends.
  • The remaining 50% of coaching fees and stipend are reimbursed after submitting Utilization Certificate, Audited account statement, and other details, with evidence of student success.
  • After the first year, subsequent funding depends on previous success. If the required success rate isn’t met, the next year’s funding is reduced proportionally or might be stopped.
  • Coaching institutes pay stipends directly to students through the PFMS portal monthly.
  • Inspections, done by State Government/District Authority or Ministry officials, occur once a year. Coaching centers need to share program dates and invite inspections.
  • The funding follows General Financial Rules and scheme guidelines through the PFMS system.
  • The Government can inspect and release funds in following years as needed, to ensure compliance.
  • This summary highlights the key points of the original text in a simpler manner.

Naya Savera Scheme 2023 Program Structure

Type of CoachingCoaching Fee per CandidateAmount of Stipend per Month per StudentDuration
Residential coaching program for composite preparation of Civil Service ExamsAs fixed by the Institute subject to a maximum of Rs. 1.0 lakhNo stipend to be paid. Residential program with free boarding and lodging.9 months (minimum)
Group ‘A’ ServicesAs fixed by the institute, subject to a maximum of Rs 50,000Rs. 2500/- per month6 months (minimum
Entrance examination for technical/professionalAs fixed by the institute, subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs. 50,000Rs. 2500/- per month6 months (minimum)
Group ‘B’ ServicesAs fixed by the institute, subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs. 30,000Rs. 2500/- per month4 months (minimum)
Group ‘C’ ServicesAs fixed by the institute, subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs. 20,000Rs. 2500/- per month3 months (minimum)
Two years Focused Coaching for science students of class XI and XII (for preparation of Medical/Engineering entrance exams)
The rate of financial support for a selected student under this Component is up to Rs. 1,00,000/- (Rs. one lakh only) per academic year which will be payable to the Institute. Rs. 2500/- per monthMinimum Duration: Class 11 – 8 monthsClass 12 – 10 months 
One year Focused Coaching for students passed 12th class with Science Subjects.(for preparation of Medical/Engineering entrance exams)For the minority students who have passed the 12th class with minimum of 75% marks in Science subjects,
The rate under this component is up to Rs. 1.00 lakh for a one-year coaching program which will be payable to the institution. M
Rs. 2500/- per month01 Year – Maximum10 months – Minimum 

Naya Savera Scheme 2023 Stipend Amount 

A stipend of Rs. 2500 per month will be provided to all eligible students enrolled in the coaching scheme, provided they meet the specified criteria and conditions. The stipend for the final month may be disbursed to students upon submission of their results to the coaching institutions.

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