The Haj Committee of India has decided to provide free coaching to Muslim aspirants for Civil Services exam across states and union territories from next year.
The committee has taken the decision after 51 Muslim candidates cleared civil services examination earlier this year. Committee’s Mumbai-based headquarters is providing free coaching for the last seven years and two of the students studied there were selected for the prestigious service this year.
Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, “Two students who took coaching at the Haj Committee of India-run classes, cracked the UPSC exams. Next year onwards the government will start free coaching in Haj Bhavans in states and union territories.”
The Haj Committee has sent a proposal of providing free coaching to civil services aspirants of muslim community in Haj Houses across all states and union territories to the Minority Affairs Ministry. The ministry has accepted the proposal.
“We requested the ministry (of minority affairs) to start free coaching service in Haj Bhavans in different states. We are happy that the minority affairs minister has approved the proposal. We want to start the (coaching) service from next year. We will implement this with the state Haj boards,” said Maqsood Ahmed Khan, Chief Executive Officer of Haj Committee of India.
For the last seven years, 40 students are provided free coaching at the Haj Committee of India’s headquarters in Mumbai every year, he added.