Chandigarh, July 10 (YP Bureau)
The Punjab Government would impart free stenography training and a basic computer course for one year to the graduates of Scheduled Castes besides providing them a monthly scholarship of Rs. 750.
Disclosing this here today, SC/BC Welfare Minister Mr. Gulzar Singh Ranike said that desiring candidates can send or submit their detailed applications for the 2012-13 sessions with the principal Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Institute, Sector 60, Phase-3B2, SAS Nagar (Mohali), District Welfare Officer, Ambedkar Bhawan, Amritsar, District Welfare Officer, Ambedkar Bhawan Mallwal Road, Ferozepur and District Welfare Officer, Sewa Singh Theekreewala Road, Patiala by July 27, 2012.
Mr. Ranike said that said the candidate should be resident of Punjab and belongs to Scheduled Castes and his/her age should not be exceeded 30 years on June, 30, 2012. 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 monthly scholarship of Rs. 750.
The Minister informed that there were total 80 seats in stenography at Mohali including 40 in Punjabi and 40 in English while at Amritsar 25 seats of Punjabi stenography, in Ferozepur 50 seats out of which 25 in English and 25 seats at Patiala of Punjabi stenography. He said that after completion of application processes at different centers, interview would be take place in above centers at 10am on July 30, 2012.
Mr. Ranike said that the candidates can also get more information from the landline phones including 0172-2228396 (Mohali), 0183-2583166 (Amritsar), 0175-2370574 (Patiala) and 01632-220133 (Ferozepur).