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What is the North Eastern Region Urban Development Programme - NERUDP

North Eastern Region Urban Development Programme (NERUDP) will be implemented by the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), by the government of India,  in two phases. Phase – I covers capital cities of 5 North Eastern States viz. Agartala (Tripura), Aizawl (Mizoram), Gangtok (Sikkim), Kohima (Nagaland) and Shillong (Meghalaya). Total Cost of this phase I of the …

How to apply for Jeevan Pramaan?

About Jeevan Pramaan is a biometric-enabled digital service for pensioners. The benefit is taken of this facility by Pensioners of Central Government, State Government or any other Government organization. More than One Crore families in India can be claimed as pensioner families, where the pension given by the various government bodies forms the basis for …

How to apply for Jeevan Pramaan?

About Jeevan Pramaan is a biometric-enabled digital service for pensioners. The benefit is taken of this facility by Pensioners of Central Government, State Government or any other Government organization. More than One Crore families in India can be claimed as pensioner families, where the pension given by the various government bodies forms the basis for …

What is the India Centre for Migration (ICM)?

In a pace of globalizing world characterized by a frequency of people across borders, there is a need to bring a strategic dimension to the process of emigration of Indians in search of employment. Therefore, The Ministry set up India Centre for Migration (ICM- formerly known as Indian Council of Overseas Employment) as a ‘not …

What is Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana (MGPSY)?

The Mahatma Gandhi Suraksha Pravasi Yojana (MGPSY), a voluntary yojana with the objective of protection and welfare of the emigrant workers and to address their social security issues in Emigration check required (ECR) countries, was launched in May 2012. However, the Scheme did not get a positive response and the same has been closed on …

Pravasi Bharatiya Bima Yojana, 2017

About The Pravasi Bharatiya Bima Yojana (PBBY) is an important insurance scheme aimed at safeguarding the interests of Indian emigrant workers falling under Emigration Check Required (ECR) category going for overseas employment to ECR countries. The Scheme, inceptionally launched in 2003, has been amended in 2006, 2008 and 2017 with the overarching objective of strengthening …

What is Scholarship Programmes for Diaspora Children

About To make higher education in Indian Universities/Institutes in different fields (except medical and related courses) in India accessible to the children of overseas Indians (PIOs) and Non- resident Indian students (NRIs) and promote India as a centre for higher studies Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC) was introduced in 2006-07.  Main features of the …

What is the National Service Scheme

Motto: The motto of National Service Scheme is “NOT ME BUT YOU” About The National Service Scheme (NSS) is a Central Sector Scheme of Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. It provides an opportunity to the student youth of 11th & 12th Class of schools at +2 Board level and student youth …

What is the National Literacy Mission Programme

National Literacy Mission (NLM) was set up by the government of India on 5th May 1988 with an aim to remove illiteracy in the country by providing functional literacy to non-literates. Thus, National Literacy Mission (NLM) was established not only to make everybody just self-reliant in three R’s- reading, writing, and arithmetic but also to …

What is Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme

The Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) is an ongoing Central Sector Scheme which was launched in 1993-94. The Scheme enables the Members of Parliament to recommend works for the creation of durable community assets based on locally felt needs to be taken up in their constituencies in the area of national priorities namely …