Chandigarh, August 17: The Punjab Government would impart one year free stenography training to the graduates belonging to Scheduled Castes besides providing them a monthly stipend of Rs. 250.
Disclosing this here today, SC/BC Welfare Minister Mr. Gulzar Singh Ranike said that the free stenography training would be given by the Language Department through its all district level training centers.
He said that the students from Chandigarh would get the training at the center of language department setup in the premises of Government College, Phase-6, SAS Nagar (Mohali). He said that desiring candidates can send or submit their detailed applications with the District Language Officer or Assistant Director Language Department, Punjab Chandigarh by August 27.
Ranike said that the candidate should be resident of Punjab and belongs to Scheduled Castes. He said that priority would be given to the candidates from the below poverty line families. He said that in absence of BPL category students, the candidates having annual income of less than Rs. 1 lakh would be considered. He said that if again the seats would remain vacant, the candidates having annual income of more than Rs. 1 lakh would be considered but they would not be able to get the stipends.
The Minister informed that there were minimum 15 seats in this training program at each district except Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Moga, Tarn Taran and Barnala besides Mohali would have 20 seats. He said that the interview would be conducted on August 29 from 9 am