Government Sponsored Programmes

Progress Under Government Sponsored Schemes

List of Central Sector / Centrally Sponsored Schemes amenable to Direct Cash Transfer
1 M/o Social Justice & Empowerment 12 1 Post Matric Scholarship for SC students The objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to the SC students studying at post matriculation or post-secondary stage to enable them to complete their education. Scholarships will be paid to the students whose parents / guardians' income from all sources does not exceed Rs. 2,00,000/- (Rupees two lakh only) per annum.
      2 Pre Matric Scholarship for SC students Sa) Support parents of SC children for education of their wards studying in classes IX and X so that the incidence of drop-out, especially in the transition from the elementary to the secondary stage is minimized, & (b) To improve participation of SC children in classes IX & X of thepre-matric stage, so that they perform better & have a better chance of progressing to the post-matric stage of education.
      3 Pre Matric Scholarship for Children of those engaged in unclean occupation The scheme is to provide financial assistance to children whose parents / guardian belongs to one of the following categories, to pursue Pre-matric education:- i) Persons who are either presently engaged in manual scavenging or were so engaged upto or after 1.1.97 or the date on which the " The Employment of manual scavengers & construction of Dry latrines (Prohibition) Act 1993" came into force in their State/UT, whichever is earlier; ii) Tanners; & iii) Flayers.
      4 Upgradation of merit of SC students Under this scheme 100% central assistance is provided to states / UTs for arranging coaching for SC / ST students studying in class 9th to 12th. a. Remedial coaching- It aims to remove deficiencies in school subjects. b. Special coaching - It aims to prepare students for competitive examinations for entering into professional courses. The scheme is to upgrade the merits of SC / ST students by providing with facilities for all round development through education in Residential School. a. Removing their educational deficiency. b. Facilitating their entry into professional courses by upgrading their merit so that they can complete c. Admission to higher education courses d. Generating self confidence
      5 National Overseas Scholarship Schemes for SC Students The Scheme provides financial assistance to the finally selected candidates for pursuing Master level courses and Ph.D abroad in following specified fields of study:- a)Engineering; b) Management; c) Pure Sciences; d) Agricultural Science; & e) Medicine.
      6 Post Matric Scholarship for OBCs The scheme is to provide financial assistance to the OBC students studying at post-matriculation or post-secondary stage to enable them to complete their education.
      7 National Overseas Scholarship Schemes for OBCs The Scheme provides financial assistance to the finally selected candidates for pursuing Master level courses and Ph.D abroad in following specified fields of study:- a)Engineering; b) Management; c) Pure Sciences; d) Agricultural Science; & e) Medicine.
      8 Post Matric Scholarship for economically backward class students The objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to the BC students studying at post-matriculation or post-secondary stage to enable them to complete their education. These scholarships shall be available for studies in India only and will be awarded by the Government of State/Union Territory to which the applicant actually belongs, i.e. permanently settled. The scholarships will be open to Indian nationals belonging to OBCs, as notified by the Central Govt./State Govt./ UT Admn.; These scholarships will be given for the study of all recognized post-matriculation or post-secondary courses pursued in recognized institutions.
      9 Post Matric Scholarship for students with disabilities The objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to the Scheduled Caste students studying at post matriculation or post-secondary stage to enable them to complete their education.
      10 National Overseas Scholarship for persons with disabilities The Scheme provides financial assistance to the finally selected candidates for pursuing Master level courses and Ph.D abroad in following specified fields of study:- a) Engineering; b) Management; c) Pure Sciences; d) Agricultural Science; and e) Medicine.
      11 Scholarship for top class students with disabilities Financial assistance is available to Indian students with at least 40% disabilities certified as per definition under Persons with Disabilities Act 1995. It is given for pursuing post-Matric/Post-Secondary technical and professional courses including Ph.D & M.Phil from recognized institutions. However, for students with disabilities of Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, Multiple Disabilities, and Profound or Severe Hearing Impaired, the minimum educational qualification will be class VIII pass and scholarship will be awarded to them for pursuing general, technical, vocational or professional courses. Scholarship is awarded to one student for pursuing only one course.
      12 Top class Education Scheme In the event of denotification / deletion of any institution, the scholarship will continue to be available to the SC students already admitted under the Scheme, if otherwise eligible, till completion of the course. However, no fresh seats will be allotted and funds released to such denotified institutes.
2 M/o Human Resources Development, D/o Higher Education 4 1 Scholarship to Universities / College Students Central scheme of scholarship for college and university students : The objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to meritorious students from low income families to meet a part of their day-to-day expenses while pursuing higher studies. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of the results of senior secondary examination. 82000 fresh scholarships per annum [41000 for boys and 41000 for girls] are awarded for graduate/postgraduate studies in colleges and universities and for professional courses, such as Medical, Engineering etc.
      2 Fellowship Schemes of UGC GoI has launched a Central Sector scheme namely, Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) during the financial year 2012-13 to increase opportunities to students with disabilities for pursuing higher education leading to degrees such as M. Phil. & Ph.D. The scheme will take effect from 1.4.2012. The scheme caters the requirements of the students with disabilities for pursuing research degree in universities, research institutions & scientific institutions. This will not only enable them to be eligible for employment to the posts of Lecturers lying vacant in various colleges & universities but will equip them to effectively take advantage of the growing opportunities at the national & international level in the context of the new economic order.
      3 Fellowship Schemes of AICTE The All India Council for Technical Education, (AICTE) offers National Doctoral Fellowship Scheme. Under this scheme 50 Doctoral Fellowships are offered every year to selected candidates in emerging areas / disciplines of Technical Education by AICTE to pursue Doctoral programme. It aims to attract highly qualified and motivated candidates to pursue doctoral degree and offer themselves for teaching position in the Technical Education system and to provide research support to bright young candidates for pursuing exciting and innovative research in the field of Technical Education.
•  Scholarship @ Rs.12,000/- per month per candidate.
•  Contingency grant of Rs.25,000/- per annum per candidate.
•  Overhead charges of Rs.20,000/- per annum per candidate to the host institution i.e. Institution where the candidate will be pursuing Ph.D./Doctoral Programme. The above scholarship shall be given for a period of 3 years.
      4 Subsidy on Fee to Students The Scheme aims to provide full interest subsidy during the period of moratorium on loans taken by students belonging to economically weaker sections from scheduled banks under the Educational Loan Scheme of the Indian Banks' Association, for pursuing any of the approved courses of studies in technical and professional streams, from recognized institutions in India.
3 M/o Human Resources Development, D/o School Education & Literacy 2 1 National Means cum Merit Scholarship. The Ministry of HRD launched a Centrally-sponsored National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme in 2008-09 with the objective of awarding scholarships to meritorious students of economically weaker sections to arrest their drop out at class VIII and encourage them to continue their studies at secondary stage. There is a quota of scholarships for different States / UTs.
      2 National Scheme for Incentive for the girl child for secondary education. With the roll out of Direct Cash Transfer in 51 districts w.e.f. 1.4.2013, the concerned Departments would be required to finalise data of the beneficiaries with Aadhar & bank account numbers, as the case may be. This will be used with the Central Plan Scheme Monitoring System (CPSMS) for preparing beneficiary data base as well as for generating remittance advices.
4 M/o Tribal Affairs 5 1 National Overseas Scholarship for ST students. The scheme provides financial assistance to students selected for pursuing higher studies abroad in certain subjects at the Masters level, and for Ph. D and Post-Doctoral research programmes. Bachelor level courses in any discipline are not covered under the scheme. 15 awards per year would be sanctioned to ST students.
      2 Post Matric Scholarship Scheme. The Finance Minister in his budget speech on the Union Budget 2005-06 made the following announcements – “The key to empowering the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes is to provide top class education opportunities to meritorious students. The three on-going scholarship schemes for SC/ST students under the Central Plan – pre-Matric, post-Matric & merit-based – will continue. To provide an added incentive, he propose a new window: a short list of institutes of excellence will be notified, and any SC/ST student who secures admission in one of those institutes & awarded a larger scholarship that will meet the requirements for tuition fees, living expenses, books & a computer.
      3 Upgradation of Merit Scheme. The ST students, because of their educational deficiencies, are unable to take advantage of the various avenues, which have become available through reservation of seats. Consequently, the quota reserved for them in technical & professional courses like Engineering & Medical, remains under-utilized. Some students who are able to get admission in these courses, with relaxed eligibility conditions, often find it difficult either to complete the course or they take more than the specified time for completion of the instructional programme. Their inadequate educational preparation also prevents their employment in occupations where entry is on the basis of competitive examinations.
      4 Top Class Education System. The FM in his budget speech on the Union Budget 2005-06 made the following announcements – “The key to empowering the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes is to provide top class education opportunities to meritorious students. The 3 on-going scholarship schemes for SC/ST students under the Central Plan – pre-Matric post-Matric & merit-based – to continue. To provide an added incentive, he propose a new window: a short list of institutes of excellence will be notified, and any SC/ST student who secures admission in one of those institutes will be awarded a larger scholarship that will meet the requirements for tuition fees, living expenses, books and a computer.
      5 Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship. The scheme is to provide fellowships in the form of financial assistance to students belonging to ST to pursue higher studies such as M. Phil & Ph.D. The scheme covers all universities / Institutions recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f) of the UGC Act & is implemented by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs for ST students. The fellowship under RGNF is on the pattern of UGC Fellowships awarded to research students pursuing regular & full time M. Phil and Ph.D courses.
5 M/o Minority Affairs 3 1 Matric Scholarship Scheme. The scholarship at pre-matric level will encourage parents from minority communities to send their school going children to school, lighten their financial burden on school education & sustain their efforts to support their children to complete school education. The scheme is formed for the foundation for their educational attainment and provides a level playing field in the competitive employment arena. Empowerment through education & has the potential to lead to upliftment of the socio economic conditions of the minority communities
      2 Maulana Azad National Fellowship. The Fellowship is to provide integrated 5 year fellowships in the form of financial assistance to students from minority communities, to pursue higher studies such as M. Phil & Ph.D.The Fellowship will cover all Universities/Institutions recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f) and section 3 of the UGC Act & is implemented by the Ministry of Minority Affairs through UGC for students belonging to the minority communities. The fellowship for minority students is on the pattern of UGC Fellowships awarded to research students pursuing regular & full time M. Phil & Ph.D courses.
      3 Merit cum Means Scholarship Scheme. The objective of the Scheme is to provide financial assistance to the poor and meritorious students belonging to minority communities to enable them to pursue professional and technical courses. Scope: These scholarships are available for studies in India only and will be awarded through an Agency designated by the State Government/UT Administration for this purpose.
6 M/o Women and Child Development 2 1 Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY). To improve the health & nutrition status of pregnant, lactating women and infants by: i. Promoting appropriate practices, care & service utilization during pregnancy, safe delivery & lactation ii. Encouraging the women to follow (optimal) IYCF practices including early and exclusive breast feeding for six months iii. Contributing to better enabling environment by providing cash incentives for improved health & nutrition to pregnant & nursing mothers
      2 Dhanalakshmi Scheme. The Ministry has nodal responsibility to advance the rights & concerns of women & children & promote their survival, protection, development & participation in a holistic manner. The Ministry was constituted with the prime intention of addressing gaps in State action for women & children & for promoting inter-Ministerial & inter-sectoral convergence to create gender equitable and child-centred policies, programmes, schemes and legislation.
7 M/o Health & Family Welfare 1 1 Janani Suraksha Yojana. National Maternity Benefit Scheme (NMBS) has been modified into Janani Suraksha Yojana. It integrates the cash assistance with antenatal care during the pregnancy period, institutional care during delivery and immediate post-partum period in a health centre by establishing a system of coordinated care by field level health worker. The JSY is a 100% centrally sponsored scheme. It aims to reduce over all maternal mortality ratio and infant mortality rate, And to increase institutional deliveries in BPL families. Its target group is all pregnant women belonging to the below poverty line (BPL) households and of the age of 19 years or above up to two live births.
8 M/o Labour and Employment 5 1 Scholarship to the Children of beedi workers. The Scheme to grant scholarships to the children of beedi workers is covered under the Beedi Workers ‟ Welfare Fund Act,1976. Either of the parents of the students should be a beedi worker. Total income of both the parents of the students from all sources should not exceed Rs.10 ,000 /- p.m. including all allowances. For the student belonging to SC and ST, there shall be a reservation on the basis of percentage of SC / ST At least 10 % of the applications found to satisfy all the eligibility criteria are compulsorily verified by the Welfare Commissioner. By the end of November of every year, he issues sanction of the scholarships and send the list to the accredited bank for preparing drafts.
      2 Housing subsidy to beedi workers. The scheme is intended to relieve, to some extent, the housing shortage mainly among the beedi workers. A uniformCentralSubsidy of Rs. 40,000/- per worker per house would be granted. The house may be constructed on the land site possessed by the Beedi Worker himself jointly/severally with other members of his family or on land given by the State Government/Gram Sabha with a clear title in the name of the worker. The land area should not be less than 60 Square yards. The minimum cost of the construction of a house would be Rs. 45,000/- per tenement. If the cost of a house goes beyond Rs. 45,000/- (Rs.40, 000 Central subsidy + Rs. 5,000/- worker's contribution), the balance amount would be borne by the worker either through his own resources or assistance in the form of loan from financial institutions like HUDCO etc, or contribution from the State Governments in the form of subsidy/loan, if any. A dwelling unit costing up to Rs. 1.00 Lakh would be admissible for construction under the Scheme.
      3 Stipend to children in the special schools under the Child Labour Project. The Child Labour Project aims at withdrawing and rehabilitating children working in identified hazardous occupations and processes through special schools and finally mainstreaming them to the formal education system. Apart from providing education and vocational training these special schools provides nutritious meals, health care & monthly stipend as supplementary income. Every child in special school, has to be paid a stipend of Rs.100/- per month. The amount has to be deposit in the saving account opened in the Post Office/Bank in the name of the child. The accumulated amount can be withdrawn by the beneficiary only at the time of mainstreaming.
     

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Permanent Disability Benefits, Dependent

benefits, Sickness State Insurance Corp. to the

insured persons and their families.

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Pension withdrawal of PF, Premature

withdrawal of pension, payment related to

Employees Deposit Linked Insurance.

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List of Schemes relating to subsidy which are amenable to Direct Cash Transfer
    Schemes  
1 M/o Petroleum & Natural Gas 2 1
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Domestic LPG Subsidy Scheme PDS Kerosene
        As per the "PDS Kerosene and Domestic LPG Subsidy Scheme", a flat rate of subsidy per selling unit is to be given to Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) equal to the difference between the cost price and the issue price per selling unit. The subsidy under the scheme is provided on sales made by participating companies of Kerosene under the Public Distribution System (PDS Kerosene) and LPG Cylinders for Domestic Use (Domestic LPG). The quantity of PDS Kerosene on which subsidy is allowed for each states are limited to the allocations made by the Ministry of Petroleum And Natural Gas subject to actual quantities sold. Currently, Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) and IBP Company Limited (IBP) are allowed to participate in the scheme.
2 D/o Food & Public Distribution 1 1 Targeted Public Distribution Sytem (in UTs) Under TPDS, the States are required to formulate and implement foolproof arrangements for identification of poor, for delivery of foodgrains to Fair Price Shops (FPSs) and for its distribution in a transparent and accountable manner at the FPS level. The thrust is to include only the really poor and vulnerable sections of society. As on date, all the States/UTs except Delhi and Lakshadweep have implemented TPDS. Over and above this, allocations of foodgrains to the States is made on the basis of average annual offtake of the States in the past 10 years. The quantity of foodgrains out of this average offtake which is in excess of the requirement of BPL population at the rate of 10 kg per family per month is given for the benefit of the population Above Poverty Line (APL).
 

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