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சமூக நீதி மற்றும் அதிகாரமளித்தல் துறையின் 2022ஆம் ஆண்டுக்கான முக்கிய முன்னெடுப்புகள் மற்றும் சாதனைகள் / OVERVIEW OF MINISTRY OF SOCIALJUSTICE & EMPOWERMENT ON YEAR OF 2022


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  • 2019-ம் ஆண்டு அரசிலமைப்பு சட்டத்தின் 103-வது திருத்தத்தின் படி பொருளாதாரத்தில் பின் தங்கியவர்களுக்கு அரசு வேலை மற்றும் அரசு கல்வி நிறுவனங்களில் 10 சதவீத இடஒதுக்கீடு வழங்க வகை செய்யப்பட்டுள்ளது. 
  • இது கடந்த 2019ம் ஆண்டு ஜனவரி மாதம் முதல் அரசால் அமல்படுத்தப்பட்டு வருகிறது. அரசிலமைப்பு சட்டம் 103 வது திட்டத்தை எதிர்த்து பல்வேறு ரிட் மனுக்கள் தாக்கல் செய்யப்பட்டது. 
  • உச்சநீதிமன்றத்தின் அரசிலமைப்பு சட்ட அமர்வின், பெரும்பான்மை கொண்ட நீதிபதிகளால் 07.11.2022 அன்று அனைத்து ரிட் மனுக்களும் தள்ளுபடி செய்யப்பட்டு அரசிலமைப்பு 103வது சட்டத்திருத்தம் 2019 செல்லுபடியாகும் என்று தீர்ப்பளிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது.
  • மத்திய சமூக நீதி மற்றும் அதிகாரமளித்தல் துறை அமைச்சகத்தால் போதை மருந்தில்லா இந்தியா இயக்கம் ஆகஸ்ட் 15 2020 அன்று தொடங்கப்பட்டது. இது போதை மருந்து தடுப்பு அமைப்பால் பெறப்பட்ட அறிக்கையின்படி 372 மாவட்டங்களில் இந்த இயக்கம் அமல்படுத்தப்பட்டது. 
  • உயர்க்கல்வி நிறுவனங்கள், பல்கலைக்கழக வளாகங்கள் மற்றும் பள்ளிகள் உள்ளிட்ட இடங்களில் போதை மருந்தின் தீமை குறித்து விழிப்புணர்வு பிரச்சாரம் மேற்கொண்டது. 
  • அத்துடன், இப்பழக்கத்திற்கு ஆளானவர்களை கண்டறிந்து கலந்தாய்வு செய்தல், மருத்துவமனைகளில் சிகிச்சை வசதிகள், மறுவாழ்வு மையங்கள், இதற்கான சேவைகளில் ஈடுபடுவோருக்கு திறன்மேம்பாட்டு திட்டங்கள் ஆகியவை மேற்கொள்ளப்பட்டன.
  • ட்விட்டர், முகநூல் மற்றும் இன்ஸ்டாகிராம் ஆகிய சமூக வலைதளங்கள் மூலம் விழிப்புணர்வை ஏற்படுத்தப்படுகிறது.
  • தேசிய போதைப்பொருள் இல்லா உறுதிமொழி ஏற்கும் நிகழ்ச்சியில் 99,595 கல்வி நிறுவனங்களைச் சேர்ந்த ஒரு கோடியே 67 லட்சத்திற்கும் மேற்பட்ட மாணவர்கள் ஏற்றுக்கொண்டனர்.
  • கொவிட்-19 பெருந்தொற்றால் பெற்றோர் அல்லது காப்பாளர் அல்லது தத்தெடுத்த பெற்றோரை இழந்த குழந்தைகள், ஒன்றாம் வகுப்பு முதல் 12ம் வகுப்பு வரை படிப்பை நிறைவு செய்ய உதவும் நோக்கில் பிரதமரின் குழந்தைகள் நலநிதியம் உருவாக்கப்பட்டது. இதன்மூலம் 2022-23ம் நிதியாண்டில் இதுவரை 789.40 லட்சம் ரூபாய் கல்வி உதவித்தொகை வழங்கப்பட்டது. இதனால், 3947 மாணவர்கள் பயனடைந்தனர்.
  • ஷெட்யூல்டு வகுப்பினருக்கான தேசிய கல்வி உதவித் தொகை திட்டத்தின் கீழ், அக்டோபர் 2022-ல் 0.34 கோடி ரூபாய் 33 மாணவர்களுக்கு செலுத்தப்பட்டது. நவம்பர் 2022-ல் 11.79 கோடி ரூபாய் 1980 மாணவர்களுக்கு செலுத்தப்பட்டது.
  • கழிவுநீர் சாக்கடையில் விழுந்து உயிரிழந்த 144 பேரின் குடும்பத்தினருக்கு நீண்டகாலமாக வழங்கபடாமல் இருந்த 10 லட்சம் ரூபாய் இழப்பீடு வழங்கப்பட்டுள்ளது.
  • 1993 முதல் -98ம் ஆண்டு வரை 8 பேருக்கும், 1999 முதல் 2004ம் ஆண்டு வரை ஒருவருக்கும், 2005முதல் 09ம் ஆண்டு வரை 8பேருக்கும், 2010 முதல் 2015ம் ஆண்டு வரை 31 பேருக்கும், 2016 முதல் 22ம் ஆண்டு வரை 96 பேருக்கும் இழப்பீடு தொகை வழங்கப்பட்டுள்ளது.
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Reservation to EWS
  • Due to the efforts of the Government, New Articles 15(6) and 16(6) were inserted in the Constitution vide the Constitution 103rdAmendment Act 2019. These Articles enable the States to provide upto 10% reservation for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in Government jobs and Government Educational Institutions. 
  • Based on this 10% reservation scheme for the EWS was implemented by the Government in January 2019. Several Writs were filed before the Supreme Court challenging the validity of the Constitution 103rd Amendment Act 2019. 
  • The lead case being WP 55 of 2019 – Janhit Abhiyan vs UOI. All these cases were referred for consideration of the Constitution bench by the Supreme Court on 5.8.2020. The Constitution Bench vide its majority judgment dated 7.11.2022 has upheld the validity of the Constitution 103rdAmendment Act 2019 and dismissed all the Writs.
Nasha Mukht Bharat Abhiyan (NMBA)
  • NMBA was launched on 15th August 2020 by Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and is being implemented in 372 most vulnerable districts based on the findings of the first Comprehensive National Survey and inputs from the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). 
  • NMBA intends to reach out to the masses and spread awareness about substance use with focus on higher educational Institution, university campuses & schools, reaching out & identifying dependent population, focus on counselling & treatment facilities in hospitals & rehabilitation centres and Capacity building programmes for service providers.
  • Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan is a continuous activity which is getting immense support from youth, women, educational institutions and all other segments of larger community.
  • Till now, through the various activities undertaken on-ground,9.3+ crore people have been sensitized on substance use including 3+ Crore Youth and 2+ Crore Women.
  • Participation of 2.7+ Lakh educational institutions in NMBA.
  • 8,000+ Master Volunteers (MVs) have been identified and trained to lead NMBA
  • Awareness through official Social Media accounts of theNMBA on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.
  • NMBA Mobile Application developed to gather and collect the data of NMBA activities and represent on the NMBA Dashboard o n NMBA Website (http://nmba.dosje.gov.in).
  • 1.67+ Crore students from 99,595 educational institution participated in the National Drug Free Pledge
  • Events like 'Nashe se Azaadi- A National Youth and Students Interaction Programme', ‘Naya Bharat, Nasha Mukt Bharat’, ‘NMBA Interaction with NCC’ are regularly organized to engage and connect with youth and other stakeholders.
  • Spiritual/Social Service organizations like Chinmaya Mission, RK Mission, Art of Living Foundation, Brahma Kumaris & Sant Nirankari Mission are active and have extended support to NMBA. National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (NAPDDR) National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (NAPDDR) is a scheme under which financial assistance is provided to State Governments, UT Administration, NGOs/VOs and Government Hospitals for different programmes for Drug Demand Reduction for Awareness Generation, Capacity Building, Counselling, Treatment and rehabilitation.
Following Activities have been undertaken under NAPDDR scheme:
  • Treatment and Counseling supported by MoSJE
  • 341 Integrated Rehabilitation Centres for Addicts (IRCAs)\
  • 72 Outreach and Drop In Centres (ODICs)
  • 49 Community based Peer led Intervention (CPLI)
  • 41 Addiction Treatment Facilities (ATFs)
  • 14 District De-Addiction Centres (DDACs)
  • All of these facilities have been geo-tagged for ease of access to those in need.
  • National Toll-free De-Addiction Helpline ‘14446’
  • 2,86,402 people benefitted from de-addiction and counselling services in centers supported by MoSJE in 2021-22
Awareness
  • Navchetna Modules: 10+ lakh teachers & 2.4+ Crore students to be trained through the ‘NAVCHETNA Modules’ teacher training modules developed by MoSJE for sensitizing students (6th -11th standard), teachers and parents on drug dependence, related coping strategies and life skills.
  • In 2017-22, 2,66,817 people sensitised through 5,523 awareness programmes in SCERTs, Schools, College & Universities, NSS and NYK, Kendra Vidyalayas Sangathan (KVS) Institutions and Government Departments, GIAs.
Addiction Treatment Facilities (ATFs)
  • National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi was entrusted with the task of setting up of 125 Addiction Treatment Facilities (ATFs) in Government Hospitals in 125 identified vulnerable districts/areas wherein no IRCAs were functional.
  • 41 ATFs have been approved and services have been rolled out in 29 ATFs.
  • NMBA in Border Villages: Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment in convergence with Department of Border Management, MHA will launch Nasha Mukth Bharat Abhiyaan in the 17000 Border Villages in 18 States/UTs during the month of May 2023.
  • De-Addiction Centres in Prisons : Till now 15 de-addiction centres in prison settings have been set up in different districts of Haryana and one de-addiction centre in prison setting has been set up in the State of Tripura.
  • Strengthening counselling and de-addiction facilities: For a wider reach of counselling, treatment and rehabilitation services, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment will be setting up District De-Addiction Centers (DDAC) in gap districts and Addiction Treatment Facilities (ATF) in government hospitals.
Pre & Post Matric Scholarship for SCs
  • From FY 2022-23, Pre-Matric Scholarships Schemes for SCs and Others is required to run online and Central Assistance will be paid directly into the account of beneficiaries through Direct Beneficiary Transfer (DBT) through APBS;
  • From FY 2022-23, under Post and Pre-Matric Scholarship scheme for SCs, all verification process of the students shall be done using the authenticated databases automatically using the digital processes with little or no manual intervention;
  • From FY 2022-23 under Pre-Matric Scholarship scheme, online end to end processing, verification of eligibility credentials through online transaction to ensure greater transparency, control duplicity and wrongful claims by institutions has been started;
  • From FY 2022-23, scholarship applications is being invited on the State's Scholarship Portals for the verification of beneficiaries' credentials for both the above mentioned schemes for smooth and effective implementation of the schemes.
National Overseas Scholarship Scheme
  • Department of Social Justice & Empowerment (DoSJE) is implementing the National Overseas Scholarship (NOS) for Scheduled Caste etc. under which financial assistance is provided to selected students from Scheduled Castes; De notified, Nomadic & Semi - Nomadic Tribes; landless agricultural laborers and traditional artisan categories, for pursuing Masters and PhD level courses abroad.
  • Number of seats under NOS has been increased from 100 to 125 w.e.f 2021-22.
  • Candidates having unconditional offer letter are being given priority. Thus, blocking of slots by students not having confirmed admissions is avoided.
  • To ensure that the best students are selected who may afford the best quality education, students are now selected on the basis of merit based for the top 500 QS international ranking of institutions in which they have secured admissions w.e.f 2021-22.
  • Use of print, electronic & social media is harnessed in order to create awareness and publicize scholarship scheme among masses. Advertisements are released in National newspapers (dailies) as well as regional newspapers. The benefits of the scholarship schemes are disseminated through All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan.
Physical/Financial achievement of NOS Scheme
  • 125 candidates were selected during the Year 2022-23 i.e. all the available slots were completely filled.
  • Allocations increased from Rs 30 Cr to Rs 35 Cr during 2021-22. B.E for 2022-23 is Rs. 36.00 crore.
National Fellowships for SC Students (NFSC)
  • The objective of the Scheme is to provide fellowships in the form of financial assistance to students belonging to Scheduled Caste category to pursue higher studies leading to M. Phil., Ph.D. in Science, Humanities and Social Science streams, in Indian Universities/Institutions/Colleges recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC).
Pre & Post Matric Scholarship for OBCs/ PM Young Achievers Scholarship Award Scheme for Vibrant India (PM-YASASVI)
  • The objective of the scheme is to recognise and promote quality education amongst Students belonging to OBC, EBC and DNT categories by providing full financial support. 
  • The Scheme will cover OBC/EBC/DNT students for pursuing studies from Class IX to XII in reputed school shortlisted by the Govt.
  • The scheme is to be implemented through National Scholarship Portal.
  • 30% of the slots shall be reserved for girl students. In the absence of sufficient number of girl students, the slots may be transferred to eligible boy students as per their inter-se merit.
  • The benefit of the Scheme will not be provided to more than 2 siblings in a family. The students will submit an affidavit to certify that he/she is not the third sibling of the family who is availing benefit under the Scheme.
  • The scholarship will be terminated if the student fails to get promoted to the next semester/ class.
  • The release of funds will be directly into the account of beneficiaries through DBT mode.
  • The scheme could not be implemented during 2021-22 due to administrative delay in receiving the approval of competent authority. Therefore, considering beginning year, current year beneficiary target/slot is 15,000 only.
CENTRAL SECTOR SCHEME OF SCHOLARSHIP FOR PM CARES CHILDREN (PM-CARE)
  • The objective of the scheme is to provide scholarship assistance to support children who have lost both the Parents or legal Guardian or Adoptive Parents or Surviving Parent to COVID-19 pandemic to complete their education from Class 1 onwards till they complete education till class 12.
Pradhan Mantri Anusuchit Jaati Abhyuday Yojana (PM AJAY)
  • Pradhan Mantri Anusuchit Jaati Abhyuday Yojana (PM-AJAY) has been framed after merging the three erstwhile schemes of this Department, namely, Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAGY), Special Central Assistance to Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCA to SCSP) and Babu Jagjivan Ram Chatrawas Yojana (BJRCY), to be implemented as components of the merged scheme, for better convergence and optimum utilization of resources. 
  • The objectives of the Scheme are as under Reduce poverty of the SC communities by generation of additional employment opportunities through skill development, income generating schemes and other initiatives.
  • Improve socio-economic developmental indicators by ensuring adequate infrastructure and requisite services in the SC dominated villages.
  • Increase literacy and encourage enrollment of SCs in schools and higher educational institutions by providing adequate residential facilities in quality institutions, as well as residential schools where required, especially in the aspirational districts/ SC dominated blocks and elsewhere in India.
Grants-in-Aid Component (Erstwhile SCA to SCSP)
  • While merging the erstwhile scheme of Special Central Assistance to Scheduled Caste Sub Plan for implementation as the component of ‘Grants-in-aid’ for District/State level projects for betterment of SCs of the merged scheme of Pradhan Mantri Anusuchit Jaati Abhyuday Yojana (PM-AJAY), the following improvement have been made in the relevant guidelines:
  • Project based approach: Emphasis on project-based approach to create a sustainable ecosystem for the target population and make them self-reliant in the long run.
  • Decentralized Planning: Project design preferably at district level, in consultation with the Stake holders to take care of local needs and available resources.
  • Enhancement of Financial Assistance for credit linked asses acquisition: The financial Assistance has been enhanced from Rs.10,000/- to Rs. 50,000/- or 50% of the asset cost, whichever is lesser for beneficiary/ household.
  • Implementation of PM-AJAY Web portal: Web based portal https://pmajay.dosje.gov.in has been developed for submission, appraisal, and approval and monitoring of Annual Action Plan through portal.
  • Provision for Project Implementation Units (PIUs): To assist the States/Union Territories at District Level in implementation and monitoring the component.
  • Funds Allocation Criteria: The criteria for calculating Tentative Notional Allocation to difference States/Union Territories under the component of Grant-in-Aid has been simplified.
National Backward Classes Finance & Development Corporation (NBCFDC)
  • National Backward Classes Finance & Development Corporation (NBCFDC) is a Govt. of India undertaking under the aegis of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. NBCFDC was incorporated under Section 25 of the Companies Act 1956 on 13th January 1992 (now section 8 of Companies Act 2013) as a Company not for profit with an objective to promote economic and developmental activities for the benefit of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and to assist the poorer section of these classes in skill development and self-employment ventures.
Loan Schemes for financial assistance of OBC beneficiaries
  • NBCFDC provides financial assistance through State Channelizing Agencies (SCAs) nominated by the State Governments/UTs and Banks (RRBs & PSBs) who have signed MoA with NBCFDC. Members of Backward Classes with an Annual Family Income uptoRs. 3.00 Lakh are eligible to avail loans under NBCFDC schemes.
  • During the year 2022 (Jan-Nov’2022), NBCFDC disbursed funds of Rs. 418 Crores for 1,28,409 beneficiaries.
  • For the Financial Year 2022-23 Annual Action Plan of Rs. 678.05 Crore has been approved for 1,94,810 beneficiaries.
  • An amount of Rs. 252.50 Crores have been released for 86,667 beneficiaries during the period April’2022 to November’2022.
National Scheduled Castes Finance & Development Corporation (NSFDC)
  • Achievement of disbursement for the month will reflect in january 2023, due to ongoing payment process in PFMS after approval.
Vanchit Ikai Samooh aur Vargon ko Aarthik Sahayata Yojana (VISVAS)- Interest subvention Scheme
  • A total 28 Lending Institutions including 17 PSBs, 10 RRBs and 1 financial institution.
  • As per VISV Interest subvention amount of Rs.1.52 crore for 10,446 accounts.
National Safai Karamchari Finance & Development Corporation (NSKFDC)
  • NSKFDC has sanctioned funds of Rs. 516.32 Crores to its Channelizing Agencies (CAs) for extending the benefits of its loan schemes to 55441 beneficiaries from the target group during the calendar year 2022 as on 20.12.2022.
  • During the calendar year 2022 (as on 20.12.2022), NSKFDC has released funds of Rs.239.34 Crores for extending the benefits of its loan schemes to 40528 beneficiaries from the target group 
National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK)
  • Two Regional Conferences and 15 meetings through VCs were held with State officials. During these meetings, the followings points were highlighted:
  • Relevant provisions of M. S. Act, 2013 be invoked in Fl Rs registered in sewer/septic tank death cases, investigation & trial should be fast tracked.
  • Most of the states have no separate budget head and no allocation of funds for payment of compensation under the Supreme Court judgment dated 27.03.2014. Accordingly, they were advised to open appropriate budget heads and allocate funds for the purpose.
  • Mechanization of sewer/septic tank cleaning be made on war footing in order to stop loss of valuable human life during such cleaning.
  • Compensation be paid in the light of the Supreme Court judgment dated 27-03-2014 and keeping in view the humanitarian aspect of the level of financial and social suffering of the families of the deceased
  • Compensation be paid in terms of the Supreme Court judgment over and above any payment made in pursuance of any other act/rule/guideline.
  • Cases where legal heirs are not traceable, advertisement be made at least three times in one local and one national newspaper. Where partial payment had already been made, the details of the legal heirs might be ascertained from the bank account or payment voucher of the legal heirs.
  • State Level Monitoring Committee meetings as well as District Vigilance Committee meetings need to be convened in the States in terms of M. S. Act, 2013
  • State level commission be constituted or any agency designated in terms of M. S. Act, 2013 on priority to look after the issues of Safai Karamcharis in the States.
  • One National Conference with State Level Safai Karamcharis Commissions was also held wherein detailed review of their structure, funds position and grievances handling, their problems, etc. was done. As a result, the state machinery was activated to implement various provisions of the Act. and awareness generated among various stake holders on the provisions of M.S. Act, 2013 and rights of Safai Karamcharis.
  • D.O. letters have been sent at various levels in the State including the Chief Secretaries of the states for expeditious payment of compensation, implementation of various provisions of M. S. Act, 2013 and for disposal of grievance petitions of Safai Karamcharis.
IT Initiatives
  • Hands on training on e-office has been imparted to all the staff members and all the grievances files are routed and approved vide e-office.
  • Two software engineers i.e. Senior Developer & Project Lead have been hired to effectively manage Commission's website and develop complaint management system, store management system, etc.
Dr. Ambedkar Centre of Excellence (DACE)
  • DAF has launched a new scheme Dr. Ambedkar Centre of Excellence (DACE),which has been implemented in30 Central Universities throughout the country, for coaching of SC students for Civil Services Examination (CSE).
  • 3000 students across the nation under this category are proposed to be covered under this scheme, with2332 Students already enrolled in this scheme.
  • The ceiling in the grant as per the scheme has been fixed at Rs. 75.00 lakh per DACE (University), per year.
  • Presently 24 Dr. Ambedkar Chairs have been established in different Central and State Universities across the Country.
  • 5 Post-Doctoral Fellows of Dr. Ambedkar National Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • (National) have completed their PDF.
  • 51 Doctoral Scholars under Dr. Ambedkar Doctoral Fellowship and 31 Post-Doctoral Scholars under Dr. Ambedkar National and Overseas Fellowship are currently working and arenear to completion of their Research work.
  • More than 70 Research Publications in various reputed journals/ edited books/
  • monographs/ books were published by the Academic Section of the DAIC along with 2 Volumes of Samajik Nyay Sandesh.
  • MOUs with 7 reputed Universities / Institutes have been signed with DAIC.
  • DAIC fellows are working throughout the country, with28 Universities/ Institutions having Post- Doctoral Fellowship and 27 Universities/ Institutions having affiliation of Doctoral Fellowship.
  • DAIC has launched a Short-term Internship programme to allow young academic talent to be associated with DAIC and to gain exposure on the key research, academic and policy programmes.
  • A newly commissioned and designed statue of Dr. Ambedkar with the total height of 24.1 Feet and weight of 3.7 tonnes has been installed facing the new gate, opening to Dr. Rajendra Prasad road, along with a video wall and all the latest security, connectivity, and aesthetic amenities and infrastructure.
  • Dr. Ambedkar National Memorial, the dynamic repository of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s life thought and vision, received thousands of visitors during the year, with more than twenty five thousand individuals congregating on Mahaparinirvan Diwas.
Achievements of NISD
  • National Institute of Social Defence has three divisions, National Centre for Drug Abuse Prevention (NCDAP) Division, Senior Citizen Division and Transgender & Beggary Division–
Achievements and recognitions
  • Out of the total 1,970 programs earmarked for FY 2022-23, NISD has achieved 1,038 programs till 30th November 2022, including 533 activities in NCDAP; 266 programs in SC Division and 239 programs in T&B Division.
  • NISD was honoured with the Certificate of Appreciation for its good efforts towards promoting the official languages. NISD received the certificate of appreciation from the Committee of Parliament on Official Languages.
  • Scheme for Residential Education for Students in High Schools in Targeted Areas (SHRESHTA)
  • Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment implements Central Sector Scheme of “Grant-in-Aid to Voluntary and other Organizations working for Scheduled Castes” under which financial assistance is provided to the NGOs for projects related to Education sector to Scheduled Caste students. 
  • Under the Scheme GIA is sanctioned for running the projects namely (i) Residential Schools (ii) Non Residential Schools and (iii) Hostels, both for Primary and Secondary Students and the scheme has been revised w.e.f 2022-23 as Scheme for Residential Education for Students in High Schools in Targeted Areas (SHRESHTA) and a new component under Mode-I has been added to the Scheme, under which every year a specified number of meritorious SC students in the country will be selected for quality residential education in top-class residential High Schools through a nation-wide entrance test conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA).
Pradhan Mantri Dakshta Aur Kushalta Sampann Hitgrahi (PM DAKSH) Scheme
  • Pradhan Mantri Dakshta Aur Kushalta Sampann Hitgrahi (PM-DAKSH) Scheme under which skilling are provided to marginalized persons covering SCs, OBCs, EBCs, DNTs, Sanitation workers including waste pickers, through Corporations( NSFDC, NBCFDC and NSKFDC) under Department of SJE.
  • Under PM DAKSHA Scheme NSFDC’s target are providing the skill training is 20,600 during 2022-23
  • The Skill training for 659 trainees has been commenced
NBCFDC
  • NBCFDC has been implementing skill development training programmes under Pradhan Mantri Dakshta Aur Kushalta Sampann Hitgrahi (PM-DAKSH) yojana so that the eligible members of target group i.e. persons belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBCs), Economically Backward Classes and De-notified Nomadic and Semi-nomadic Tribes may engage in wage/self-employment.
  • During the year, NBCFDC has sanctioned skill development training programmes for 19553 trainees.
NSKFDC
  • NSKFDC commenced 8909 skill training during 2022-23
  • Industry partners were shortlisted for providing Skill Development training and subsequent absorption
  • A total of 15 Training Partners have been shortlisted for implementation of training in Geriatric caregiver job role
  • Multiple CNA nodal agencies were nominated and bank accounts were opened subsequent to which unspent balances were transferred and further expenditure is being done through CNA accounts via PFMS
  • PM DAKSH was on boarded on UMANG app .
  • PM DAKSH scheme was on boarded on PFMS for DBT and REAT.
National Action for Mechanised Sanitation Ecosystem (NAMASTE)
  • National Action for Mechanised Sanitation Ecosystem (NAMASTE) under Self Employment Scheme for Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers (SRMS). The Achievements during January-Dec. 2022 are as under –
  • Coverage of 3944 manual scavengers/dependants under various Skill Development Training programmes.
  • Covered 8396 sanitation workers under RPL/Upskilling training programme.
  • Provided assistance of Rs. 8.17 crore to 445 manual scavengers/dependants for general self employment programme.
  • Provided assistance of Rs. 13.72 crore to 379 sanitation workers/dependants for sanitation related projects.
  • Organised 258 workshops in various ULBs of the country on hazardous cleaning of sewers and septic tanks.
Transgender
  • The Ministry enacted “The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019” and provisions of the same came into force on 10th Jan, 2020.
  • For implementation of the Act, The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Rules, 2020 have been formulated and same have been notified on 29.09.2020.
  • A National Council for Transgender Persons was constituted on 21st August 2020 to advise Government on policies, programmes, legislation and projects with respect to transgender persons.
  • Ministry has launched a National Portal for Transgender Persons on 29.09.2020. Any Transgender applicant can obtain Certificate of Identity and Identity Card online without any physical interface with the office of issue. As of now, more than 9500 certificates have been issued.
  • A MoU has been signed with National Health Authority on 24.08.2022 for providing a comprehensive Medical package to Transgender Persons in convergence with Ayushman Bharat Yojana. The Comprehensive Package would cover all aspects of transition related healthcare for Transgender persons. It will also (not exhaustive) provide coverage for hormone therapy, gender reassignment surgery inclusive of post operation formalities which can be redeemed at all private and government healthcare facilities.

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