In 2007, the Ministry of Minority Affairs introduced the ‘Naya Savera’ scheme, also known as the ‘Free Coaching and Allied’ scheme. This initiative aims to support students from six identified minority communities, namely Sikh, Jain, Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, and Parsi.
The scheme provides special coaching to help these students prepare for exams required for admission to technical and professional courses. It also assists them in preparing for competitive exams for recruitment to Group ‘A,’ ‘B,’ and ‘C’ services, as well as other equivalent positions under both Central and State Governments. This includes opportunities in public sector undertakings, banks, and railways. The goal is to ensure that students from minority communities have access to quality coaching to enhance their educational and career prospects.