Tuesday, 28 April 2015 20:43

Without interference from middlemen, CBN’s Government has extended financial assistance to about 10,000 poor Brahmins directly through scholarships, educational benefit, coaching for competitive exams, skill development and entrepreneurship development through the Andhra Pradesh Brahmin Welfare Corporation. Special focus is being placed on student scholarships, skill development and entrepreneur development programmes. Three new schemes have been launched to encourage Brahmin students and to help poor Brahmin families meet funeral expenses in the event of death in the family. Below are the details of the newly launched schemes:

Gayathri Scheme: 
Under the Gayathri Scheme of Academic Excellence, meritorious Brahmin toppers of recognized and reputed Schools / Colleges / Institutions will be identified and encouraged with monetary compensation. Recognition amount indicated below will be transferred to the SB Accounts of eligible applicants

· SSC (10th Class) - Rs. 7,500/-
· Intermediate or equivalent Final Year (Polytechnic, ITI, etc.) - Rs. 10,000/-
· Graduation Final Year - Rs. 15,000/-
· Professional Education Course Final Year - Rs. 20,000/-
· Post-Graduation Final Year - Rs. 20,000

Vasishta Scheme:
Under the Vasishta Scheme for Coaching for Competitive Exams, the Andhra Pradesh Brahmin Welfare Corporation (ABC) Limited will bear the coaching fee, lodging and boarding expenses for selected applicants aspiring to become Public Servants in the areas of Banking, Railways, State or Central Public Service Commissions, Staff Selection Commission, etc.

Garuda Scheme: 
Under the Garuda Scheme1, financial assistance of Rs. 10,000/- will be provided to poor Brahmin families to help them meet the funeral expenses of a deceased Brahmin member.

Eligible students can log on to www.andhrabrahmin.ap.gov.in and fill their application online in the prescribed format. In case of any difficulty, please contact Toll Free Number 1800 102 3579