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Schemes for SCs in the Country


Ministry of State for Social Justice and Empowerment is extending financial assistance to the States/UTs and other implementing agencies for implementing the following major schemes for development of the Scheduled Castes in the country including Gujarat:   
v      Schemes of Educational development

·   Pre-matric scholarship for children of those engaged in `unclean` occupations(for SCs and non SCs)
·   Post matric scholarship for Scheduled Castes
·   Scholarship for "Top Class Education"
·   National Overseas Scholarship
·   Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship
·   Upgradation of Merit
·   Babu Jagjivan Ram Chhatrawas Yojana
·   Free Coaching for SC and OBC students

v      Schemes of Economic Development

·         Special Central Assistance to Scheduled Castes Sub-Plan (SCA to SCSP)
·         Self-employment scheme for Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers                    

·              Concessional Loan  from:-
(i)     National Scheduled Caste Finance  & Development Corporation (NSFDC)
(ii)   National Safai Karamcharis Finance  & Development Corporation (NSKFDC)
(iii)                        State Scheduled Castes     Development Corporations (SCDCs)

v      Other Schemes

·           Scheme for Implementation of Protection of Civil Rights Act 1955, and Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989
·           Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAGY)
·           Assistance to Voluntary organizations working for Welfare of SCs
·           Dr. Ambedkar Foundation
         
          He further informed that the Ministry is monitoring the implementation of these schemes through, (i) field visits to States, (ii) Quarterly/Half Yearly/Annual Reports, (iii) utilization certificates, and (iv) Annual Review meeting with the States.

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