Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

Context: Giving a huge boost to affordable housing, the Union Budget presented increased the allocation for the Prime Minister Awas Yojana (PMAY) by 66%. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice (Welfare Schemes, Government Policies and Interventions) Dimensions of the Article: Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY- U: Housing for All – Urban) Coverage area The Mission covers the […]

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act Scheme

Focus: GS-II: Social Justice and Governance Why in News? In line with the recent trend of slashing the allocation for its flagship rural jobs scheme, the Union Budget allocated only ₹60,000 crore for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) for 2023-24. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) How MGNREGA came […]

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

Context: The average days of employment provided per household under the Mahatma Gandhi National Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) is at a five-year low, this financial year. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice and Governance (Health and Poverty related issues, Government Interventions and Policies, Issues arising out of the design and implementation of Government Policies) Dimensions of the […]

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

Context: The proportion of women workers participating in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) has touched a 10-year high in the financial year 2022-23. According to the latest statistics available with the Union Rural Development Ministry, 57.8% of the workers who used the scheme this year were women, their highest level of […]

 Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

Context: The Trinamool Congress is feeling the heat of allegations of corruption in the selection of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) beneficiaries in West Bengal. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice (Welfare Schemes, Government Policies and Interventions) Dimensions of the Article: Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY- U: Housing for All – Urban) Coverage area The Mission covers […]

Manual Scavenging in India

Context: Recently, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MoSJ&E) told Lok Sabha that no person had died from Manual Scavenging in the last three years (2019 to 2022). Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice and Governance (Issues related to Poverty, Minorities, Welfare Schemes, Government Policies and Interventions) Dimensions of the Article: Manual Scavenging in India Prevalence […]

National Policy For Rare Diseases

National Policy For Rare Diseases

Context: Recently, a Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) raised concerns over National Policy of Rare Diseases (NPRD) as it did not reach any patient with rare diseases even after several months since its introduction. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice (Health related issues, Governance and Government Policies, Issues Arising Out of Design & Implementation of Policies) […]

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

Context: The Central government has constituted a committee to review the implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme, especially to assess the programme’s efficacy as a poverty alleviation tool. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice and Governance (Health and Poverty related issues, Government Interventions and Policies, Issues arising out of the design […]

Draft National Credit Framework

Focus: GS II: Education Why in News? Union Minister for Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, participated in the stakeholders’ consultation on draft National Credit Framework (NCrF) at IIT Delhi.  What are ‘credits’ in the education system? How does the credit system work? What are credit frameworks? How is the NCrF different from the existing frameworks? […]

Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act 2012

Context: Ten years after the enactment of The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, which deals specifically with child sexual abuse, an analysis of POCSO cases across India has found gaps in its implementation – including increasing pendency of cases and a high rate of acquittals. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice (Issues related to […]