‘Government aims to improve infrastructure for IAS coaching’

GUWAHATI, May 2:  “The State government has certain responsibilities in creating an enabling environment for the civil service aspirants of the State,” said the new Education Minister Siddharta Bhattacharya. Asserting that the State government has already been providing financial supports to the aspirants after clearing their UPSC prelim examination, Bhattachayrya said, “However, this effort shall amplify the expectation if the institution like Northeast-IAS is strengthened and promoted into a full-fledged centre of excellence for civil service preparation.” The minister was addressing a felicitation program of the UPSC-2017 toppers from the State organized by the North East Institute of Advanced Studies (Northeast-IAS) at Vivekananda Kendra in Guwahati today. “The education department can plan to establish a full- fledged library for civil service aspirants and the north eastern council (NEC) has also a key role to play to conceive and implement this plan,” Bhattacharyya said.  The minister also encouraged the ‘Mission-100’ initiative crafted by the Northeast-IAS. While delivering his welcome address, the Northeast IAS director Sankar Ray urged the youth of northeast region to take the opportunity given by the institute which offers free training to 100 talented youth of the State for UPSC/APSC Examination. In the recently declared UPSC final result, as many as 17 candidates cleared the prestigious examination from Assam and they were provided a grand felicitation.