Social Welfare Schemes(Yojana) for Secretariat Assistant, University Assistant and other ssc and Upsc exams – Part 2

9) National Food for Work Programme

launched – 14 November 2004

Aim – Launched in 150 of the most backward districts of India with the objective of generating supplementary wage employment. The programme is open to all rural poor who are prepared to do manual, unskilled labour. It is implemented as a centrally-sponsored scheme.
Important: This program was merged with the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) in February 2006.

10) Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

Launched on: 28 August 2014

Aim: Ambitious scheme for comprehensive financial inclusion by providing bank accounts, insurance cover and a debit card to all the citizens of the country.

Ministry/Department in charge of the scheme: Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance

11) Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Shramev Jayate Karyakram

Launched on: 16 October 2014

Aim: To create an environment conducive to industrial development while also ensuring transparency in the labour sector.

Ministry/Department in charge of the scheme: Labour Ministry

12) Bal Swachhta Mission

Launched on: 14 November 2014

Aim: Nationwide sanitation initiative for schools as part of Swachh Bharat Mission.

Ministry/Department in charge of the scheme: Ministry of Women and Child Development.

13) Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana

Launched on: 25 September 2014

Aim: Aims at training 10 lakh (1 million) rural youths for jobs in three years, that is, by 2017.

Ministry/Department in charge of the scheme: Ministry for Rural Development.

14) Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Antyodaya Yojana for urban and rural poor

Launched on: 25 September 2014

Aim: Aims at alleviating urban and rural poverty through enhancement of livelihood opportunities through skill development and other means.

Ministry/Department in charge of the scheme: Union Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation & Union Ministry of Rural Development.

15) Digital life certificate ‘Jeevan Pramaan’ for pensioners

Launched on: 11 November 2014

Aim: Retired employees of government and PSUs can now digitally provide proof of his existence to authorities for continuity of pension every year instead of requiring to present himself physically or through a Life Certificate issued by specified authorities.

Ministry/Department in charge of the scheme: Department of Electronics and IT

16) Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Campaign)

Launched on: 2 October 2014

Aim: National level campaign by the Government of India covering 4041 statutory towns to clean the streets, roads and infrastructure of the country. Aims to accomplish the vision of ‘Clean India’ by 2 October 2019, 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.

Ministry/Department in charge of the scheme: All Ministries & Departments.

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