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Welfare Schemes for SCS

The details of the Schemes being implemented by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for the educational and economic development and social empowerment of the Scheduled Castes are:

List of the Schemes of the Ministry for the development of the Scheduled Castes

Sl.No Schemes/Programmes
Educational Development
1 Post Martric Scholarship for Scheduled Castes
2 Pre-Matric Scholarship for Scheduled Castes studying in IX and X
3 Pre-Matric Scholarship for children of those engaged in ‘unclean’ occupation
4 Free coaching of Scheduled Castes and Other Backward Classes
5 Babu Jagjivan Ram Chatrawas Yojana
6 Upgradation of merit of Scheduled Castes Students
7 Top Class Education for Scheduled Castes
8 Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowships for Higher Education
9 National Overseas Scholarship
Economic Development
10 Assistance to State Scheduled Castes Development Corporations
11 Self-Employment Scheme for Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers
12 Equity Support to National Scheduled Castes Finance & Development Corporation
13 Special Central Assistance to Scheduled Castes Sub-Plan
14 Equity Support to National Safai Karamcharis Finance & Development Corporation
Social Empowerment & Integrated Area Development
15 Assistance to States/UTs for implementation of Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955 and Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes(Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989
16 Assistance to Voluntary Organisations working for the Welfare of SCs
17 Pilot Scheme of Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Yojna

Various evaluation studies concerning the major schemes have shown that the schemes are serving their purpose.  The Schemes are also revised from time to time according to the requirement.

The various initiatives taken by the Ministry for monitoring the progress of the schemes include the following:

(i) Quarterly/Annual Progress Reports furnished by the State Governments/UT Administrations and other implementing agencies.

(ii)  The Ministry sponsors evaluation studies from time to time through independent evaluation agencies, to, interalia, check proper utilization of funds by the implementing agencies.

(iii)  Fresh/subsequent releases of grants to implementing agencies during a year are made only on receipt of Utilization Certificates in respect of previous year’s grants, which have become due.

(iv)  Conference of the State Social Welfare Ministers at periodic intervals and the Annual Conference of the State Welfare Secretaries organised by the Ministry.

(v)  Review of Schemes/Programmes by the officers of the Ministry during their visits to the States/UTs.