Andhra Pradesh e-Pass Scheme
The Andhra Pradesh State government had issued orders to clear the e-Pass scheme. This scheme would benefit students from OBC, BC, SC and ST and minority communities.
Details of Andhra Pradesh e-Pass Scheme
Under the Andhra Pradesh e-Pass Scheme, the students of the BC & Dalit communities studying in government schools and who scored over and above 70% in SSC exams can apply as beneficiaries to study in corporate colleges in the state for free.
The HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao said that this initiative was undertaken by the AP state government and the HRD ministry to empower students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Minister said that this is the way forward so that these students can benefit from corporate education in the state. He said that more than 1.7 lakh students are eligible to avail themselves of the scheme.
Rao said that we are expecting a large number of applications. We will decide upon the quota later. He also added that this was also an effort to minimize commercialisation of education at the Intermediate level.
Minister pointed out coaching can be provided for Eamcet and NEET to all the eligible students of the above-mentioned communities. The application process will go on until May 12.
The eligible & needy Students will have to apply under the e-Pass scheme. Shriniwas Rao said that more importantly, notices have been issued to all district authorities to immediately implement the registration process.
Pravin Kumar the District collector of Visakhapatnam said that the initiative of the state government to provide coaching and corporate education facilities to students from socially backward communities is being given top priority.
He said that the district education authorities have furnished us a list of all the beneficiary students and are cooperating.
The district collector of Vizianagaram Mr. Vivek Yadav conducted a meeting at the Vizianagaram district collectorate and issued orders to all the concerned education authorities to push the process of registration forward.