A group of top academics, including retired IAS and IPS officers, in a new initiative in Kerala have launched a new program called ‘One School One IAS’ with the aim to demolish the common taboo that civil services exams are only meant for the elite class.
Kerala Governor, Arif Mohammad Khan, recently detailed the scheme that falls under the Vedhik Erudite Foundations Scholarship Programme.
As per the reports, under the scheme, IAS and IPS officers from Kerala, and maybe other states, will host classes for economically weaker candidates who wish to prepare for civil services and other competitive exams.
In total, as many as 10,000 boys and girls from across Kerala would be enrolled and will enjoy the benefit of high-quality education. The beneficiaries will be selected by a panel headed by the heads of the respective educational institutions.
The governor of Kerala will officially declare the program open via video conferencing on January 16.
Sponsoring the scheme is also Actress Manju Warrier, who will sponsor 10 studious, but financially weak girl students from different districts.
The trainers comprise Kerala former Additional Chief Secretary Mr O P Minocha, Retd Col D S Cheema, CMAI Association of India President Prof N K Goyal, senior IAS officer Vivek Atre and Santhosh George Kulangara, also a well-known globetrotter.