DSGMC launches its IAS/Civil Services training academy exclusively for Sikh Students — a first in India
New Delhi October 27, 2020: Delhi Sikh Gurdwara management committee has set up Guru Tegh Bahadur Academy to provide free training to aspirant IAS/IPS central civil services Sikh students aimed at promoting exclusively Sikh children’s in civil services. This will be first such institute to exclusively train rigorously Sikh students for UPSC examination in the country. The academy has been set up under the chairmanship of Sh Vikram Sahni Philanthropist and President World Punjabi Organization aimed at increasing the representation of the Sikh Community in the developmental process of the nation, said Manjinder Singh Sirsa President DSGMC here today. Under the scheme, selected Sikh candidates will be sponsored to the prestigious Pvt IAS/Civil Services training institutions in National Capital for providing coaching classes for civil services and DSGMC will pay their fees and will also provide them with free boarding and lodging facilities in order to increase the participation of Sikh Community in governance.
He said that all Sikh students who have passed civil services Preliminary examination are automatically eligible for intensive residential coaching and mentoring sponsored besides other talented and dedicated students by DSGMC and added the DSGMC will provide free boarding lodging facilities round the year to Sikh Students in National Capital to facilitate the meritorious students to crack the prestigious examinations. He said that the DSGMC has tied up with prestigious IAS/Civil Services coaching training centres in New Delhi where all such students will be sponsored for training and DSGMC will bear 85% expenditure of the fees of the coaching institutes for each student and added that DSGMC will also bear 100% expenditure of the students from extremely humble backgrounds to enable him to compete with the best and privileged lot –
. He said that DSGMC has set up a five members expert committee headed by retired Sikh IAS/IPS officers to select dedicated and intelligent Sikh students for sponsorship to provide wings to the dream of such meritorious students.
He said that the training is likely to be started by the end of the December and the process of inviting applications and counselling and selection of students is under process by the expert committee of retired IAS/IPS Sikh Officers.
The scheme will be a step towards placing future generations of Sikh Community into administrative services. The whole idea is to bring out the talented youths from the Sikh community serve the country by joining the administrative services Sh Manjit Singh Sirsa added