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What are the different Scholarship schemes for Minority students in India

Minority scholarship is given by the government of India to reduce the financial burden on parents as well as the respective institution and to sustain their efforts to support their children to complete education till they want to study. This scholarship is from pre matric to doctorate level and encourages parents from minority communities to …

What is a BPL Card

The BPL Card will be magnetic stripe based card, which will act as an identification number for the BPL. It will also contain the name of the Head of the family and the validity period of the card, along with a photograph. Capturing of signature/thumb impression, if required can be thought of, however, the current …

What is Sukanya Samridhi Yojana (Girl Child Prosperity Scheme)?

Sukanya Samridhi Yojana was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 22 January 2015 as a part of the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign. This Yojana offers a small deposit investment for the girl children. The scheme encourages parents to build a fund for the future education and marriage expenses for their female child.  This is a national initiative jointly run by the Ministry …

What is the National Rural Livelihood Mission

Notwithstanding quick development of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in India, a huge rural population of the nation still lives beneath destitution line (BPL). Distinctive investigations evaluated the rate of country destitution at various levels. Regardless of the various endeavours, the rural destitution keeps on being a noteworthy test to the Government at all levels. To …

There is a huge unemployment problem India facing for a long time. Due to lack of knowledge and shortage of vocational institutes to train individuals in specialized skills industries cannot find suitable workforce despite large population. To solve this issue a scheme is launched by the government of India namely Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna. This scheme will definitely …

What is Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana is sponsored by the central government of India. This scheme is launched for integrated development of Scheduled Castes (SC) majority villages having SC Population concentration > 50%. The Convergent implementation of existing Schemes of the Centre and State Governments. The works which could not be covered under the above, to be taken up …

What is the National Social Assistance Scheme

This NSA scheme is sponsored by the central government of India. NSAP was launched on 15th August 1995. This scheme provides financial help to widows, elderly, and persons with disabilities in the form of social pensions. The NSAP at its inception in 1995 had three components namely National Old Age Pension Scheme (NOAPS, National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS) …

Universal Health Insurance Scheme (UHIS)

There are 4 public sector general insurance providers who have implemented impanelledUniversal Health Insurance Scheme with the intention to enhance people’s access to health care especially for families at or below the poverty line. This not only includes individuals but groups or families. For starters this scheme comes with a medical expense reimbursement of up to Rs.30,000 …

What is Rashtriya Swasthiya Bima Yojana (RSBY)

Objective of Rashtriya Swasthiya Bima Yojana Recognizing the diversity with regard to public health infrastructure, socio-economic conditions and the administrative network, the health insurance scheme aims to facilitate launching of health insurance projects in all the districts of the States in a phased manner for BPL workers. The workers in the unorganized sector constitute about 93% of …

What is Aam Aadmi Bima Yojana (AABY)

Aam Aadmi Bima Yojana is a Social Security Scheme which had been initiated as well as administered by the Indian Government for mostly the rural landless households. The Ministry of Finance, under the Government of India, made an approval for the merger of Social Security Schemes viz., Aam Aadmi Bima Yojana (AABY) and Janashree Bima …

What is Employment State Insurance Scheme (ESIS)

Employee’s State Insurance Scheme (ESIS) is a multidimensional and an integrated social security system customized to offer ‘protection’ to the employees. This was introduced as per the ‘Employees State Insurance Act, 1948’. According to this Act, the ESIS will provide help in case of sickness, death due to employment, injury, maternity, temporary or permanent disablement …

What is Janani Suraksha Yojana

Janani Suraksha Yojana is launched by the Indian government on 2 April 2005 by the Prime Minister of India on the birth anniversary of Kasturba Gandhi. It is being implemented with the objective of reducing maternal and infant mortality by promoting institutional delivery among pregnant women. The scheme is under implementation in all states and Union Territories (UTC), with …