How to submit application for Nai Udaan, 2016-17 scheme of Government of India?

Do you belong to a minority community and intend to avail financial assistance under Nai Udaan, 2016-17 scheme of Government of India? What is the eligibility criteria and how to submit online application for the same? Read this article to know answer to these and many such other related questions?


The Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India has invited online applications under the scheme 'Nai Udaan, 2016-17' for providing financial assistance to the candidates belonging to the minority communities i.e. Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Parsis who have passed preliminary examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) , State Public Service Commissions (SPSCs) or Staff Service Commission (SSC) etc. during the year 2016-17 for appearing in the main examination for recruitment to the Group 'A' and Group 'B' posts. The financial assistance is provided to the candidates for equipping themselves to compete for the civil services examination in the Union and State Governments with a view to increase the representation of minority communities in the civil services.

When to apply

The candidates should submit their online application along with all other essential documents within 30 days of announcement of the results of the preliminary examination.

Eligibility criteria

  • The candidates should belong to one of the minority communities i.e. Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Parsis.
  • The total annual income of the family from all sources should not exceed Rs. 4.5 lakh.
  • The candidates should have passed preliminary examination conducted by UPSC, State PSC or SSC etc.
  • Only the candidates whose results are declared after 01.03.2016 are eligible to financial assistance during 2016 -17.

Financial assistance

  • Rs. 50,000 in case of Gazetted posts.
  • Rs. 25,000 in case of Non-Gazetted posts
  • This is one time award and the candidates who have availed the scheme in the past are not eligible.
  • The assistance is available in respect of one examination only i.e. in case the candidate has cleared preliminary examination conducted by the UPSC and simultaneously clears preliminary examination conducted by SSC also, then the financial benefit will be given for one examination only.

Salient features

  1. The financial assistance will be provided in accordance with the slots provided for each community.
  2. The financial assistance will be provided on first come first served basis.
  3. The candidates who have availed financial benefit under this scheme will not be eligible to avail the benefit of free coaching for Civil Services (Mains) examination conducted by UPSC/ SSC/State PSCs etc.
  4. The unutilized quota of any particular community may be transferred to eligible candidates belonging to other communities in case of non availability of candidates of that particular community.
  5. Up to a maximum of 800 candidates are given financial assistance under the scheme throughout the country on fulfilling the eligibility criteria till the budgetary allocation is exhausted.
  6. The selection of the candidates will be based on merit in case of limited number of slots available for any particular community.

How to apply

  • The candidates have to submit their applications online only on the website -
  • The candidates are required to first register themselves on above website by clicking on 'Register' in the green box provided on the right side pane.
  • The candidates should keep ready following before starting online application process -
    • Personal details including valid and active email ID.
    • Scanned images of photograph and specimen signature.
    • Self declaration of belonging to minority community or minority community certificate as per Format I.
    • Self Declaration of annual income of the family from all sources as per Format II.
    • Scanned image of an ID proof document like Aadhar Card, PAN Card, Driving License, Voter ID Card, Passport, Ration Card, BPL Card etc.
    • Scanned image of a cancelled cheque of bank account of the candidate to verify the account number and banks IFSC Code.
    • Scanned image of a notarized affidavit on non-judicial paper of Rs. 5 to the effect that the candidate is not availing or have not availed financial assistance from any other source.
    • Scanned image of admit card of the particular examination.
    • Scanned image of roll number slip with copy of result page on which the roll number is reflecting.
  • Registration number, password and all important communications are sent to registered Email ID only. The candidates are therefore required to check their email regularly.
  • On clicking the save button after filling necessary data and uploading photograph, specimen signature and other necessary documents, a message regarding successful registration appears and system generated registration number, user ID and password are sent on the registered email ID of the candidate.
  • Subsequently the candidates are required to login again using their user ID and password and fill information related to their preliminary examination, upload necessary documents and click 'submit' button. A message regarding successful submission of the application is generated by the system.
  • The candidate can take printout of the application for their reference and record.

Contact details

Ministry of Minority Affairs, Coaching Division,
11th Floor, Paryavaran Bhavan,
CGO Complex, Lodhi Road,
New Delhi - 110003
Phone number: 011-24364310
Helpline number: 1800-11-20011 (Toll Free)


The candidates belonging to one of the minority communities i.e. Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Parsis who intend to avail financial assistance under Nai Udaan, 2016-17 scheme of Government of India may visit the website of Nai Udaan - and carefully study the 'Nai Udaan - Scheme Guideline' and 'Important Instruction related to Online Application' made available on the same for finding authentic information before proceeding ahead with the application process after satisfying themselves that they fulfill eligibility criteria fully. The information provided in this article is only illustrative in nature.

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