Tag Archives: Department of Social Welfare

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)

After initial hiccups in implementing the maternity benefit programme Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY), the government has finally made some headway and provided cash incentives to nearly 23.6 lakh beneficiaries out of an estimated 51.6 lakh a year. The scheme was approved by the Union Cabinet in May 2017 ...

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Gobar Dhan’ scheme launched

GOBAR-DHAN Scheme • Under GOBAR-DHAN scheme, solid waste of dung and fields will be changed into compost and fuels such as biogas and bio-CNG. • The cooking gas will be provided to the rural habitations with optimum technical support to ensure that the schemes functions on a sustainable basis. • ...

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Swachh Bharat Summer Internship Programme

Following the Prime Minister’s clarion call on 2nd October 2014 for each individual to devote at least 100 hours to Swachhata through the year, the Ministry of Human Resource Development in association with the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has launched the ‘Swachh Bharat Summer Internship – 100 Hours ...

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The Labour Ministry looks to appoint an actuary to assess if the Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS) is sustainable

The EPS, 1995 is one of the three schemes meant for old-age social security of employees run by the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO). The other two schemes are Employees’ Provident Fund Scheme, 1952 and Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976. Earlier, the labour ministry had conducted actuarial valuation of ...

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