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Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

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The focus of the Ministry of Social Justice’s welfare efforts is on the requirements of the poorest households as represented by the socially, educationally and economically marginalized sections of the society including Scheduled Castes (SCs), Other Backward Classes, Senior Citizens, Victims of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Transgender Persons, Beggars, Denotified and Nomadic Tribes (DNTs), Economically Backward Classes (EBCs) and Economically Weaker Section (EWS). Ministry is implementing several Schemes for welfare of the weaker section of the society. details of schemes and funds released during last 5 years is given at Annexure.

Annexure

The details of schemes implemented by Department of Social Justice & Empowerment and the funds released during last 5 years

(₹ in Corers)

Sl. No.Name of Scheme Remarks2017-182018-192019-202020-212021-22
funds releasedfunds releasedfunds releasedfunds releasedfunds released
 Special Central Assistance to Scheduled Caste Sub PlanFrom The financial year 2021-22, these Schemes have been merged and rename as “Pradhan Mantri-Anusuchit Jati Abhyuday Yojna (PM-AJAY)732.85897.251115.14386.99758.64
 Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAGY)39167.87717.81216.191017.07
 Babu Jagjivan Ram Chhatrawas Yojna74.9136.5624.9956.3942.54
 Pre-matric Scholarship for SC studentsFrom the Financial year 2021-22 these schemes have been merged and rename as “Pre-matric Scholarship to the SC students and others.62.82115.4352.89569.03509.34
 Pre-Matric scholarship for children of parents/guardians engaged in Unclean and hazardous Occupation0.353.1229.4026.8160.84
 Post-matric Scholarship for SC students 3414.095928.152711.34008.61930.38
 PCR & PoA Act 355.86405.72619.64593.42610.11
 Top Class Scholarship scheme for SCs (TCS)From the Financial year 2021-22 these schemes have been merged and rename as Scholarships for Higher Education for Young Achievers (SHREYAS).33.9425.4839.75284.72
 National Overseas scholarship Scheme for SC etc. students (NOS)4.595.9728.5632.9243.94
 National Fellowship scheme for SCs (NFSC)and225.4255.81246.66119119.39
 Free Coaching for SC and OBC students19.8414.8713.2611.9614.98
 Rehabilitation of Mannual Scavengers 9.3374.3855.6763.0225.49
 Sl No.Name of SchemeRemarks2017-182018-192019-202020-212021-22
funds releasedfunds releasedfunds releasedfunds releasedfunds released
 Post-matric Scholarship for OBC studentsFrom the Financial year 2021-22 these schemes have been merged and rename as PM Young Achievers Scholarship Award Scheme for vibrant India, PM – YASASVI for OBCs and others  (PM –YASASVI)  829.621000.461299.331159.241320.14
 Pre-matric Scholarship for OBC students128.23121.84201.57165.91218.29
 Construction of Hostels for OBC Boys & Girls42.536.0521.2931.5918.77
 Assistance to VOs working for SCsFrom the Financial year 2021-22, this Schemes has been re-named as “Scheme for Residential Education for Residential Education for Students in High Schools in Targeted Areas(SHRESHTA)7036.0767.1756.0538.04
 National Action Plan for Senior Citizens(NAP SrC)From the Financial year 2021-22, “Atal Vayo Abhyuday Yojna(AVYAY)” The Scheme is revamped and re-named version of the National Action Plan for Senior Citizen”44.4665.08106.2122.5893.19
 Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana12.1448.1828.9121.1268.81
 Assistance for Prevention of Alcoholism/Drug Abuse 48.97192.31243.95149.3490.93
 Loans of Corporations      
 National Scheduled Castes  Finance  and Development Corporation  (NSFDC) 600.88671.21681.5548.23572.01
 National Safai Karamchari  Finance  and Development Corporation   (NSKFDC) 147.74198.87287.5161.04260.57
 Sl No.Name of Scheme Remarks2017-182018-192019-202020-212021-22
funds releasedfunds releasedfunds releasedfunds releasedfunds released
 National Backward Classes   Finance  and Development Corporation  (NBCFDC)467.81524.28604.17466.72471.36
Total 7365.3310824.939496.628918.158369.55

This information was given by The Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment DR. VIRENDRA KUMAR in the Lok Sabha in a written reply today.

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