Ashu Sharma, Member, District Development Council (DDC), Tikri, Udhampur, chatting with siad, “Pallavi has qualified Bank PO exam without any coaching. She belongs to a very ordinary family. She has brought laurels to not only her family but also to the village. We thank her for bringing a good name to our village. She has shown the determination of realising her dreams. I would like to congratulate her for that.”
“I would like to give a message to the girls from various rural areas that show courage to give wings to your dreams. Avail maximum benefit of various educational schemes implemented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Union Territory. Girls in Jammu and Kashmir are actively participating in various activities. I would like to encourage them to keep moving ahead in life and live their dreams and aspirations,” stated Sharma.
Pallavi Sharma, who not too long ago cleared the Bank PO exam, instructed ANI, “I belong to village Jib. I have completed my schooling from a government school and went on to complete my graduation in B.tech. I belong to a lower-middle-class family. I could not have been able to pursue B.Tech given my family’s financial condition. It could only be possible due to the Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) for Jammu and Kashmir students. I would like to thank the Prime Minister and the Government of India for implementing such schemes which made it possible for me to be where I am today.”
An Expert Group was constituted by the Prime Minister for enhancing employment alternative amongst youths of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh and formulate job alternatives in private and non-private sectors. Subsequently, Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) is being applied by the All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE), New Delhi.
Under the PMSSS Scheme, the youths of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are supported by method of scholarship in two components particularly the educational price and upkeep allowance. The tutorial price is paid to the establishment the place the coed is offered admission after an internet counselling course of performed by the AICTE.
Under this scheme, scholarship is offered to the eligible meritorious college students having household earnings lower than Rs. 8.0 lakh each year, for pursuing larger research. The quantity of scholarship is Rs. 10,000 each year for the primary three years and Rs. 20,000 each year for the fourth and fifth 12 months.
The Scheme goals to construct the capacities of the youths of J&Okay and Ladakh by Educating, Enabling and Empowering them to compete within the regular course.
“I cleared the Probationary Officer (PO) exam recently. There is a 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections (EWS) in Jammu and Kashmir. This has benefitted me to a large extent. I am extremely thankful to the Central government for such provisions due to which ordinary students like us who belong to financially weaker groups are able to fulfll our dreams,” stated an elated Pallavi.
For the development of Economically Weaker Sections of the society, and as per the Constitution 103rd Amendment Act 2019, the Government had made provision of 10 per cent reservation to EWS classes in admission to academic establishments.
“Other than financial problems, life has got many struggles, many ups and downs and various challenges. But I would say, we should never give up,” she added.