Awareness about Schemes for SC/OBCS
Various steps are taken by the Ministry to disseminate information about its Schemes to its target groups. It includes:-
i) Advertisements in the newspapers for:
a) spreading information about various schemes of the Ministry;
b) inviting applications from the eligible students under the Scheme of “National Overseas Scholarship for SC etc. candidates”;
c) inviting applications from the implementing agencies under the Scheme of “Free Coaching for SC and OBC students”;
ii) placing the information about the Schemes on the website of the Ministry; and
iii) broadcasting the requisite information through Ministry’s weekly Radio Programme “Sanwarti jayein jeewan ki raahein”.
Centrally-sponsored schemes e.g. Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC students, Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for the Children of those Engaged in ‘Unclean’ Occupations and Babu Jagjivan Ram Chhatravas Yojana for SC students are implemented through the State Governments/UT administrations, who are also expected to give wide publicity to these schemes.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Shri D. Napoleon in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today