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Implementation of Prime Minister’s 15 Point Programme by M/o Minorty Affairs

The Programme Provides that, Wherever Possible, 15% of Targets and Outlays Under Various Schemes Should be Earmarked for Minorities

Evaluation of the Performance of Schemes/Initiatives is a Continuous Process

Posted On: 19 MAR 2020 4:32PM by PIB Delhi

The Prime Minister’s New 15 Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities (PM’s New 15 PP) is an overarching programme covering various schemes/initiatives of the participating Ministries/Departments, and  is implemented throughout the country.  The said Programme also provides that, wherever possible, 15% of targets and outlays under various schemes should be earmarked for minorities. The performance of schemes/initiatives of Ministries / Departments included in the PM’s New 15 PP, is evaluated by the concerned Ministry/ Department and is a continuous process.  The schemes of Ministry of Minority Affairs meant exclusively for the centrally notified minority communities viz. Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Parsis and Jains are also evaluated from time to time. Details of outcome of evaluation studies conducted in respect of vairous Schemes/Programmes of this Ministry as well as the other Ministries/Departments covered under the PM’s New 15 PP  are available on the Ministry’s website www.minorityaffairs.gov.in

            The Ministry implements various welfare schemes for minority communities across the country including Jammu and Kashmir, as per the guidelines of the respective scheme.

            This was stated by the Union Minister of Minority Affairs, Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in a written reply to the Lok Sabha today.

SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS OF MINORITY COMMUNITIES

To another question, the Minister stated that the Ministry of Minority Affairs has adopted a multi-pronged strategy by way of implementation of various schemes which aim at educational empowerment, employment-oriented skill development, infrastructure support, etc. for the upliftment of living standards of the six centrally notified minorities (Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Parsis and Jains).  Details of these schemes are as under:

  1. Educational Empowerment:
  1. Scholarship Schemes - Pre-Matric Scholarship, Post-Matric Scholarship and Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship. Since 2014-15,  3.74 crore scholarships have been provided.
  2. Naya Savera - Free Coaching and Allied Scheme with the aim to enhance skills and knowledge of students and candidates from minority communities to get employment in Government Sector/ Public Sector Undertakings, jobs in private sector and admission in reputed institutions in technical and professional courses at under-graduate and post-graduate levels.
  3. Nai Udaan - a scheme for providing support to minority candidates clearing Prelims conducted by Union Public Service Commission,  State Public Service Commissions etc.,  to adequately equip them to compete for appointment to Civil Services in the Union and the States.
  4. Padho Pardes - A scheme for providing interest subsidy on educational loans for overseas studies to enable students from minority communities to pursue higher education.
  5. Maulana Azad National Fellowship Scheme provides financial assistance to students from notified minority communities, to pursue higher education such as M. Phil and Ph. D.
  6. In addition, the Maulana  Azad Education Foundation implements the following two schemes:
  1. Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship for meritorious girls belonging to minorities from class IX to XII.
  2. Gharib Nawaz Employment Programme.

(B)      Economic Empowerment:

  1. Employment-oriented Skill Development: programme
  1. Seekho aur Kamao (Learn & Earn): It is a skill development initiative for minorities and aims to upgrade the skills of minority youth in various modern/traditional skills depending upon their qualification, present economic trends and market potential, which can earn them suitable employment or make them suitably skilled to go for self-employment.
  2. Upgrading Skill and Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development (USTTAD) - The scheme aims at capacity building and upgrading of the traditional skills of master craftsmen and artisans; documentation of identified traditional arts/crafts of minorities; set standards of traditional skills; training of minority youths in various identified traditional arts/crafts through master craftsmen; develop national and international market linkages; and preservation of languishing Arts/Crafts. Hunar Haats are organized in various parts of the country, which provides direct and indirect employment to skilled artisans and craft persons.
  3. Nai Manzil - A scheme to provide education and skill training to the youth from minority communities.

(ii) National Minorities Development Finance Corporation (NMDFC) Loan Schemes which provide concessional loans for self-employment and income generating activities for the socio- economic development of the backward sections amongst the notified minorities.

(iii) Priority Sector Lending by Banks.

(C)    Infrastructure Support:

Besides, there is another Scheme namely Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK), which aims at improving the socio-economic conditions of minorities and providing basic amenities so as to improve their quality of life and reduce imbalances in the identified Minority Concentration Areas.  The major projects approved under the Education Sector and for Skill Development, include Residential Schools, School buildings, Hostels, Degree Colleges, ITIs, Polytechnics, Sadbhav Mandaps, Health Centers, Working Women Hostels etc.  80% of the resources under the scheme are earmarked for projects related to Education, Health and Skill Development.  Further 33 to 40% of resources are allocated for women centric projects.

      The Minister also stated that Maulana Azad Education Foundation (MAEF) an autonomous body under the administrative control of this Ministry, in its 52nd Meeting held on 29.12.2016, had constituted a committee to go into the modalities for establishment of institutions in different parts of the country with a view to facilitate educational empowerment of minorities especially girls.

      The Committee has submitted its report and has recommended for three tier model of   educational institutions for minorities having:

(i)  211 Central Schools at the bottom.

(ii)  25 Community Colleges at the middle; and

(iii)  05 National Institutes at the top level.

 

      The said committee has submitted its report on 06.07.2017 to the General Body of MAEF, which has adopted the said report. Upon the recommendation of the said committee, on request of MAEF, the Government of Rajasthan,  has allotted 15 acre land at Village Kohrapipli, Tehsil - Kishangarhbas, District - Alwar for setting up a National Institute of eminence. 

         FREE COACHING AND ALLIED SCHEMES

 

     Under Free Coaching and Allied Scheme, the following Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) have been empanelled w.e.f  2017-18 to 2019-20 for the State of West Bengal. The funds released to these PIAs in the State of West Bengal during the last three years and the current financial year is given as under:-

S. No.

Name of organization

District

 

Fund released

(Rs. in crore)

  1.  

Al-Ameen Mission

Howrah

5.39

  1.  

Chuanpur Saptaparni

Murshidabad

0.10

  1.  

Al-Ameen Educational Council

Howrah

0.20

  1.  

Al-Ameen Mission Trust

Howrah

7.01

 

 

     In the last three years and current year, 2,28,48,809 scholarships and 31,801 students were  provided free coaching. The State-wise and Year –wise details of students of minority community benefitted under Scholarship schemes and Free Coaching and Allied Scheme during the last three years and current year are at Annexure-I and Annexure-II respectively.

     The Ministry of Minority Affairs implements Naya Savera – Free Coaching and Allied Scheme under which free coaching is provided to students of six centrally notified minority communities namely Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, and Zoroastrians (Parsis). The scheme provides coaching to students so as to enable them to qualify in entrance examinations for admission in technical/ professional courses, and various Competitive examinations for recruitment to Group ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ services. The scheme is implemented through Project Implementing Agencies(PIA)/Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).

    Coaching institutions/organizations are monitored by State Government as per provisions of the scheme including checking their infrastructure and mid-term inspection report. In addition, National Productivity Council (NPC) which is an independent agency under administrative control of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry had been engaged to conduct concurrent monitoring of the scheme w.e.f 2016-17 to 2018-19. 

 

Annexure-I

 

Pre-Matric, Post-Matric and Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme: State-wise and year-wise details of scholarships awarded/sanctioned during the last three years and current year

S.No.

States/UTs

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19*

2019-20*

Scholarship awarded

Scholarship awarded

Scholarship awarded

Scholarship awarded

  1.  

Andhra Pradesh

140716

136544

145480

168588

  1.  

Telangana

176487

176109

187597

182932

  1.  

Assam

170155

203463

148857

277026

  1.  

Bihar

118386

170621

282686

296103

  1.  

Chhattisgarh

9896

10307

8130

7410

  1.  

Goa

1767

0

565

789

  1.  

Gujarat

135954

146473

152521

160452

  1.  

Haryana

7062

10926

10872

14089

  1.  

Himachal Pradesh

2247

2195

2019

2611

  1.  

Jammu & Kashmir

83050

146262

189642

442784

  1.  

Jharkhand

34168

63299

64346

89908

  1.  

Karnataka

473190

363072

498217

549918

  1.  

Kerala

573921

591695

661689

663865

  1.  

Madhya Pradesh

89386

115078

129531

151072

  1.  

Maharashtra

494903

638111

740978

758781

  1.  

Manipur

6609

9095

19106

47101

  1.  

Meghalaya

14586

12231

13137

18185

  1.  

Mizoram

49012

31461

44539

53425

  1.  

Nagaland

21661

30207

33702

56278

  1.  

Odisha

18556

13342

13282

16020

  1.  

Punjab

445540

464862

468494

507773

  1.  

Rajasthan

146385

158285

163972

186287

  1.  

Sikkim

1288

850

517

783

  1.  

Tamil Nadu

374668

348398

367683

408146

  1.  

Tripura

1072

6083

4572

4641

  1.  

Uttar Pradesh

509783

638433

788008

720876

  1.  

Uttarakhand

18052

24911

24631

33745

  1.  

West Bengal

776071

1082415

1319740

9681

  1.  

Andaman & Nicobar

23

0

76

119

  1.  

Chandigarh

2678

2317

1465

1614

  1.  

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

96

70

148

178

  1.  

Daman & Diu

49

5

46

49

  1.  

Delhi

1052

12510

4738

7532

  1.  

Puducherry

1982

2363

2904

3714

* Provisional Data as on 06.03.2020. Disbursement of Scholarship for 2018-19 and 2019-20 continues in 2019-20.

 

 

 

Annexure-II

 

State -wise minority students benefitted under Free Coaching and Allied Scheme during the last three years and current year i.e. 2016-17 to 2019-20 (as on 05.03.2020) 

Sl. No.

States/UTs

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

No. of students

No .of students

No. of students

No. of students

  1.  

Andhra Pradesh

2160

260

400

350

  1.  

Assam

0

0

50

50

  1.  

Bihar

0

0

100

0

  1.  

Chandigarh

260

250

50

84

  1.  

Chhattisgarh

0

0

100

0

  1.  

Delhi

265

645

328

50

  1.  

Gujarat

0

618

550

50

  1.  

Haryana

60

210

50

250

  1.  

Jammu and Kashmir

90

490

50

0

  1.  

Jharkhand

0

0

360

0

  1.  

Karnataka

400

2219

1049

0

  1.  

Kerala

220

700

590

50

  1.  

Madhya Pradesh

55

435

680

148

  1.  

Maharashtra

640

1550

1390

150

  1.  

Manipur

60

100

60

150

  1.  

Meghalaya

0

110

100

0

  1.  

Punjab

0

600

300

0

  1.  

Rajasthan

0

330

350

100

  1.  

Tamil Nadu

0

450

200

0

  1.  

Telangana

1540

1750

0

0

  1.  

Uttar Pradesh

1550

945

2600

250

  1.  

Uttarakhand

50

0

0

0

  1.  

West Bengal

760

200

740

50

 

 

Scholarship sCHEMES

 

A table, giving State/UT-wise, number of students who have availed
 scholarships under Pre-Matric, Post-Matric and Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship Schemes for minorities since their inception, is annexed.

 

The total budget of Rs.18065 crore was allocated and Rs.15858 crore
 (provisional figures) was spent with respect to these three Scholarship Schemes since their inception.

Ministry of Minority Affairs, under the Central Sector Scheme of “Research/ Studies, Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Schemes including Publicity”, carries out awareness and publicity campaigns for all the Schemes  implemented by this Ministry for the benefit of minority communities. The awareness and publicity of these schemes is taken up through multimedia campaigns i.e. through print and electronic media as well as radio Channels. In addition booklets and pamphlets, giving an overview of these schemes are distributed and advertisement published throughout the country in leading newspapers in Hindi, English, Urdu as well as regional languages.  

The funds spent on the advertisement of all the Schemes of this Ministry under Research/Studies, Monitoring and Evaluation of Development head including Publicity
of the Schemes/ Programme since 2014-15 is Rs.250.96 crore (provisional figures).

 

 

Annexure regarding “Scholarship Schemes”.

State-wise details of scholarships awarded/sanctioned under Pre-Matric, Post Matric and Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship Schemes since inception of schemes.

Sl. No.

States/UTs

Scholarships awarded/Sanctioned

1

Andhra Pradesh

22,15,731

2

Telangana

11,44,120

3

Arunachal Pradesh

1

4

Assam

17,86,773

5

Bihar

20,49,135

6

Chhattisgarh

1,50,574

7

Goa

20,093

8

Gujarat

16,89,950

9

Haryana

1,72,628

10

Himachal Pradesh

33,617

11

Jammu & Kashmir

21,60,146

12

Jharkhand

5,78,505

13

Karnataka

48,81,771

14

Kerala

77,57,440

15

Madhya Pradesh

12,22,852

16

Maharashtra

73,13,452

17

Manipur

2,00,616

18

Meghalaya

1,82,294

19

Mizoram

5,65,681

20

Nagaland

2,84,620

21

Odisha

2,60,448

22

Punjab

45,23,757

23

Rajasthan

20,68,938

24

Sikkim

28,056

25

Tamil Nadu

41,79,195

26

Tripura

52,656

27

Uttar Pradesh

92,50,813

28

Uttarakhand

1,86,993

29

West Bengal

1,23,59,555

30

Andaman & Nicobar

2,297

31

Chandigarh

27,497

32

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

1,661

33

Daman & Diu

2,515

34

Delhi

1,81,508

35

Lakshadweep

31

36

Puducherry

20,832

Total

6,75,56,751

* Provisional Data as on 06.03.2020. Disbursement of Scholarship for 2018-19 & 2019-20 continues in 2019-20.

 

MONITORING OF WELFARE SCHEMES FOR MINORITIES

The monitoring of the implementation of various welfare schemes is being done through different mechanism and also by outside agencies from time to time to ensure their effectiveness and efficiency. Some of these measures are as under:-
 

  •  UCs / Physical Report
  •  Third Party Study/Monitoring 
  •  District / State Level Committee
  •  Empowered Committee
  • Field Visit by Inspecting Officers of the Ministry and State Governments
  • Regional Coordination Meetings

 

As and when such instances are reported or come to the notice of the Government, necessary action is taken as per extant guidelines and rules.

This information was given by the Union Minister of Minority Affairs, Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in written replies to the Lok Sabha today.

 

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