YSR Vidyonnathi Scheme – Eligibility, Documents Required, Application

Over the last few decades, the importance of education has skyrocketed immensely. Families from every walk of life now acknowledge the heights education can take one, and therefore made it a mandate for their children to receive a formal education. However, those who have wanted the best education for their children are well aware of the expense education can incur, and the soaring prices of education have, in cases more than a few, discouraged parents to enroll their children in school whatsoever.

Parents from the financially poorer sections of society can barely manage their expenses from paycheck to paycheck, let alone paying for tuition for their children.

In order to offer respite to the students of Andhra with tuition and extra assistance with their studies, the government of Andhra Pradesh started the YSR Vidyonnathi Scheme, a scheme initiated to provide free coaching to the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes.

Eligibility criteria to avail of the benefits offered by the YSR Vidyonnathi Scheme

In order to be eligible for the benefits the scheme has to offer, here are some criteria the applicant has to adhere to:

  1. Candidates should have a degree from any of the government-approved colleges pan India.
  2. The income of the candidate’s family should not exceed ₹2 lakh per annum.
  3. It is applicable only to the candidates of Andhra Pradesh.

List of documents needed to avail the benefits of the scheme

To avail of the benefits of the YSR Vidyonnathi Scheme, the applicant has to procure the following documents:

  1. Candidate’s caste certificate
  2. Candidate’s parent income certificate
  3. SSC certificate to verify the Date of birth of the candidate.
  4. Aadhaar card
  5. Frontpage xerox of the candidate’s bank passbook
  6. Candidate’s passport size photograph for online upload
  7. Scanned sign of the candidate for online upload – the size of upload should be 30kb
  8. Certificate of disability from a government certified hospital if the applicant has a disability

Features of the scheme

The YSR Vidyonnathi Scheme is a welfare scheme for students from the underprivileged sections of society. The salient features of the scheme are mentioned herewith.

  1. The selected applicants are eligible to take 3 guidance programmes from reputed private institutions at three different stages. The guidance program will be designed as per the UPSC exam pattern for the Civil Services examination.
  2. The committee of senior officers will select the reputed institutes in a transparent manner.
  3. The payment of the fee towards the coaching is linked to the regular attendance of the candidate.

The three-guidance program

Integrated guidance schemeThere will be professional guidance for CSAT (a preliminary exam) + Main exams will be offered with a maximum course duration lasting for nine months.
Mains Guidance schemeCandidates who get selected in the preliminary examination will be eligible to take the Mains Guidance Program. The course duration of the Mains Guidance scheme would be for two months.
Personality test guidance schemeThis specific guidance program will be offered to those who cleared the UPSC Civils Mains examination. This personality test guidance program would be for a month.

Similar Yojanas

Schemes launched by the state government

The state governments of India are the next important government bodies right after the central government of the country. The state governments constitute 28 states and 8 union territories

India is a democratic and republic country wherein highest authorities and powers are proffered to the central government. For the state government, real executive powers are given to Chief Minister as he is responsible for heading the Council of Ministers. The state governments of India work toward internal security, such as police department, social welfare, public health betterment and other similar state-related issues. The state government of the country earns its employee income from sales tax services, stamp duty services, and from some parts of GST.

The state governments have launched a variety of schemes so far. Some of the examples are as follows:

In Andhra Pradesh, Chandranna Bima Yojana, National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Program, and Smart Pulse Survey have been launched. In Assam, Mass Rapid Transit System has been recently launched. In Maharashtra, Police Pratisaad Ask services and various schemes for the betterment of farmers have been launched. In Karnataka, PM Santwana Harish Yojana, and Housing scheme for Transgenders have been launched. In Uttar Pradesh, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana, Hausla Paushan scheme, and Swadhar Greh yojana have been launched.

The state government of India monitors both rural and urban development. However, it is not feasible for the state government to monitor all rural and urban local government bodies. Thus, based on the provided funding and coverage, rural and urban local entities create development plan whenever required. These government entities work in close association with planning commission and local or regional government sectors and authorities.

Apart from these schemes, the state government also ensures the effective implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in respective states.