SHRESTHA SCHEME (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Govt Schemes)

News-CRUX-10     10th October 2023        
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Context: Recently, SHRESHTA has been making significant strides in expanding the scope of development interventions by collaborating with grant-in-aid institutions run by NGOs and residential high schools.


  • Objective: Its primary objective is to enhance the socio-economic standing of Scheduled Castes individuals by offering top-tier education to their children in the finest private residential schools across the nation.
  • Eligibility: Students must belong to the marginalized income groups within the SC community.
  • Parental annual income must be less than Rs.2.5 Lakh annually.
  • Mechanism: This mechanism is referred to as the National Entrance Test for SHRESHTA (NETS).
  • The National Testing Agency (NTA) will be responsible for conducting NETS.
  • Beneficiaries: The government has targeted that every year around 3000 students belonging to the SC category will be admitted to Class 9 and Class 11 under this system.