Lucknow, June 10 (Representative) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said that ‘Abhyudaya’ will be relevant only when the people associate themselves with the government schemes.While addressing the felicitation ceremony of the beneficiaries of the Mukhyamantri Abhyuday Yojana, the CM said, “No one is incompetent, they simply need the support of a capable mentor and the Abhyuday Coaching Institute being run by the state government fits the bill perfectly. In this coaching institute, newly selected candidates of IAS, PCS, PPS, IIT-JEE and NEET are also roped in as teachers by joining the committee constituted under the chairmanship of the Divisional Commissioner. “He said that the Abhyuday Coaching Institute, which started on the occasion of Basant Panchami during the Covid period, is now yielding positive results. “Our government has also associated subject experts from the state’s universities and colleges in this coaching institute. Both physical and virtual classes are being conducted in this coaching institute,” he said.Yogi emphasised on the need to further enhance the quality of these coaching institutes operating in all 75 districts. He mentioned that technology has advanced so much that we can connect with all 75 districts of the state from one place and provide guidance to our students through academic experts.
He said that the Social Welfare Department had been running coaching programs from 1998 to 2020. “Only 3 to 4 children used to get selected through these programs. This is for the first time that selection of 23 candidates in the Union Public Service Commission and 95 candidates in the UP Public Service Commission has been done through the government initiated free coaching service,” he said. The CM said, “Students from our Eklavya Schools in tribal areas are also succeeding in competitive exams such as IIT-JEE, NEET and others. If we provide equal opportunity and platform to all the students of the state, then only Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar’s dream of equality will come true.”He also mentioned that the Social Welfare Department has made significant progress in implementing various constructive programs within the last six years. “In 2015-16, scholarships for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students were withheld for unknown reasons. Our government allocated a budget for it and the scholarships for 2015-16 and 2016-17 were disbursed to the students,” he said. Yogi said that the UP government provides scholarships to SC and ST students twice a year (on January 26 and October 2).
He also mentioned that the Social Welfare Department is running programmes for the marriage of girls of economically weaker section and have also initiated the Mukhyamantri Samuhik Vivah Yojana through which the marriage of more than two lakh girls has been conducted so far.Speaking of the benefits of the ration card, Yogi said that currently there are one crore families in the state who are benefiting from the government’s pension of Rs 12,000. “There is neither any deduction nor any commission that has to be paid in the pension amount today. The money is directly transferred to the beneficiary’s account through DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer),” he said. He said, “Stopping the corruption in the food grain distribution was the biggest crisis for states like UP. The poor couldn’t get their ration card or someone else used to take the ration in their name. Today, every poor person has their own ration card. Free ration has been provided to 15 crore poor people for the past three years. “The CM said that the government is providing a health insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh to the poor. “Today, no poor person has to lose their life due to lack of money because the government stands with them,” he said. He said that more than 54 lakh poor people have benefited from the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. “Many tribal communities such as Musahar and Vantangia have been receiving the benefits of all the welfare schemes implemented by the government,” he said.