Tuesday, 22 October 2013


The Minister for Rural Development, Shri Jairam Ramesh, launched a new skill development scheme called “Roshni” for rural youth from 24 most critical left-wing extremism (LWE) affected districts (see the list at the end). 

This initiative aims at skilling and placement of 50,000 youth from these districts. 

Key Features of Roshni 

1. It will cover 50,000 youth from 24 most critical left-wing extremist affected districts in three years. 

2.Beneficiaries aged between 18-35 years with requisite aptitude depending upon the trade or job requirements are to be selected as per the Participatory Identification of Poor (PIP). 

3.At least 50% of the candidates covered under the scheme shall be women. Special efforts will be made to proactively cover Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) on a priority basis. 

4.Training will be imparted through public- private and public-public partnerships.

5.Educational institutions, corporate entities, entities that train and place for improved public service delivery, commercial and not for profit training providers will be roped in for implementing this scheme. 

6.Four training models with duration ranging from 3 months to 1 year shall be taken up to meet the diverse needs of youth depending on their entry level qualifications. Placement-linked, market driven fully residential skill training will be provided. 

7.The projects shall be funded jointly by the central and state governments in the ratio of 75:25. 

8.National level agencies shall be designated to act as monitoring and coordinating agencies for Roshni. 


 Figures in Bracket indicate the number of districts in a given    state

 Andhra Pradesh,Madhya Pradesh,Maharashtra,Uttar  Pradesh,W.Bengal(1)





State                  District 
1 Andhra Pradesh       Visakhapatnam 

2 Bihar                Gaya 
3 Bihar                Jamui 

4 Chhattisgarh         Balrampur 
5 Chhattisgarh         Bijapur 
6 Chhattisgarh         Sukma 
7 Chhattisgarh         Kanker 
8 Chhattisgarh         Narayanpur 

9  Jharkhand           Chatra 
10 Jharkhand           Garhwa 
11 Jharkhand           Gumla 
12 Jharkhand           Latehar 
13 Jharkhand           Palamau 
14 Jharkhand           West Singhbhum 

15 Madhya Pradesh      Balaghat 

16 Maharashtra         Gadchiroli 

17 Odisha             Gajapati 
18 Odisha             Kandhamal 
19 Odisha             Koraput 
20 Odisha             Malkangiri 
21 Odisha             Nuapada 
22 Odisha             Rayagada 

23 Uttar Pradesh      Sonebhadra 

24 West Bengal        Midnapore West 

Which of the following statement(s) is/are incorrect about 'Roshni' Programme?

1.It is launched by the Ministry of Human Resource and development.

2.It is rural electrification programme in Left Wing Extremism affected areas

3.It is 100 percent funded by the Central Government.

4.At least 50 percent of candidates shall be women.

5.Training will be imparted through public-private partnerships only.

6.Beneficiaries aged between 18-35 years are covered.





Saturday, 31 August 2013

MPSC Prelims 2013 result declared


MPSC has declared the result of Civil Services Prelims Exam conducted on 18 May 2013.

Click on the following  link to know your result


It has been noticed that names of many students having marks more than cut off  are not in the list.
Please check your name and roll number carefully.