Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA)


The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on October 3 approved the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) for reforming the state higher education system. During the 12th Plan period, 80 new universities would be created by converting autonomous colleges/colleges in a cluster to State universities. 100 new colleges, … [Read more...]

Multi-Sectoral Programme To Address Maternal And Child Under-Nutrition


The Union Cabinet on September 24 approved the proposal for implementation of the multi-sectoral programme to address the maternal and child under-nutrition in 200 high burden districts in the 12th Five Year Plan. The multi-sectoral nutrition programme would address the maternal and child malnutrition in 200 high burden districts by bringing together various … [Read more...]

Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme

Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on August 29, 2013, gave its approval for continuing the Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS) during the 12th Plan period with a major focus on powerlooms in accordance with the Budget announcement for the financial year 2013-14. The total budget outlay for continuation of the scheme will be about Rs 11,900 … [Read more...]

All You Wanted To Know About Direct Benefit Transfer

Direct Benefit Transfer

There are many schemes and programmes of the Government of India under which many benefits are provided to the people such as subsidies, scholarships to students, benefits for feeding and pregnant mothers, and micro credit to poor women. Till now the beneficiaries were not getting this amount directly in their bank accounts. Also, there were cases where the … [Read more...]

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National Skill Certification And Monetary Reward Scheme

Skill Development

Union Finance Minister Shri P Chidambaram on August 16 unveiled the National Skill Certification and Monetary Reward Scheme that will be implemented on pan-India basis. This is a first of its kind scheme to be launched in the country. The scheme was first proposed by the Finance Minister in the last Union Budget to allocate Rs 1,000 crore for a scheme that … [Read more...]

Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme

Disabled Persons

The umbrella Central Sector Scheme of the Ministry of Social Justice And empowerment  called "Scheme to Promote Voluntary Action for Persons with Disabilities" was revised w.e.f. 01.04.2003 and was renamed as the "Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS)". Objectives The objectives of the scheme are: To create an enabling environment to ensure … [Read more...]

Dhanlakshmi-Conditional Cash Transfer For Girl Child

Cash Transfer For Girl Child

The Ministry of Women and Child Development launched “Dhanalakshmi”“a Conditional Cash Transfer Scheme for Girl Child with Insurance Cover (CCT)” on a pilot basis in March, 2008. Under the scheme, cash transfers are made to the family of the girl child (preferably the mother) on fulfilling certain specific conditionalities related to birth and … [Read more...]

Scheme For Combating Trafficking: Ujjawala

Scheme For Combating Trafficking

“Ujjawala”, a comprehensive scheme to combat human trafficking with special focus on children and women was launched by the Ministry of women And Child Development on 4th December, 2007 and is being implemented mainly through NGOs. The Scheme has five components — Prevention, Rescue, Rehabilitation, Re-Integration and Repatriation of trafficked victims … [Read more...]

Financial Assistance And Support Services To Victims Of Rape: A Scheme For Restorative Justice

Financial Assistance And Support

Rape is one of the most violent forms of crimes against women, which not only impacts her bodily integrity but, in the long-run, impairs her capacity to develop meaningful personal and social relationships, and affects her life and livelihood. The victim of rape suffers mental and psychological trauma, which must be addressed so that she is able to lead a … [Read more...]