KARNATAKA

Financial aid to minority candidates

BIDAR, AUG. 1. The Directorate of Minorities will sponsor candidates from minority communities who are training to take up the entrance examinations to the Indian Administrative Service, the Indian Police Service, and other competitive examinations. Graduates from Muslim, Christian, Jain, Sikh, Parsi, and Buddhist communities are eligible. The annual income of all candidates except those under Group 1 should be less than Rs. 15,000. Selected candidates will be trained at well-known training institutes in Bangalore.

Details and applications can be obtained from the District Social Welfare Officer or the Minority Welfare Officer.

Applications should be sent to the Directorate of Minorities, 20th floor, Visvesvaraya Main Towers, Dr. Ambedkar Road, Bangalore- 560 001, says a press release.

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