Ministry Of Minority Affairs Implements Minority Schemes For Jammu And Kashmir
The Union Ministry of Minority Affairs implements programmes/schemes for the six (6) centrally notified minority communities namely, Buddhists, Christians, Jains, Muslims, Parsis and Sikhs as under:-
— Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme, Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme, Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship Scheme – For educational empowerment of students.
— Maulana Azad National Fellowship Scheme – Provide fellowships in the form of financial assistance.
— Naya Savera – Free Coaching and Allied Scheme – The Scheme aims to provide free coaching to students/candidates belonging to minority communities for qualifying in entrance examinations of technical/ professional courses and Competitive examinations.
— Padho Pardesh – Scheme of interest subsidy to students of minority communities on educational loans for overseas higher studies.
— Nai Udaan – Support for students clearing Prelims conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), State Public Service Commission (PSC) Staff Selection Commission (SSC) etc.
— Nai Roshni – Leadership development of women belonging to minority communities..
— Seekho Aur Kamao – Skill development scheme for youth of 14 – 35 years age group and aiming at improving the employability of existing workers, school dropouts etc.
Ministry of Minority affairs has also sanctioned a special project for Skill Training of Youths in the two UTs of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh through an MoU signed with National Skill Development Corporation and National Skill Development Fund under Seekho aur Kamao.
— Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK) restructured in May 2018 earlier known as MsDP – Implemented for the benefit of the people from all sections of the society in identified Minority Concentration Areas for creation of assets in education, skill and health sectors.
— Jiyo Parsi – Scheme for containing population decline of Parsis in India.
— USTTAD (Upgrading the Skills and Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development) launched in May 2015.
— Nai Manzil – A scheme for formal school education & skilling of school dropouts launched in Aug. 2015.
— Hamari Dharohar- A scheme to preserve rich heritage of minority communities of India under the overall concept of Indian culture implemented since 2014-15.
— Maulana Azad Education Foundation (MAEF) implements education and skill related schemes as follows:- (a) Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship for Meritorious Girls belonging to the Minorities (b) Gharib Nawaz Employment Scheme started in 2017-18. for providing short term job oriented skill development courses to youth belonging to minority communities. (c) Bridge Course for madarsa students & school dropouts by Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh and Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi under Nai Manzil scheme. (d) Swachh Vidyalaya.
— Equity to National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC) for providing concessional loans to minorities for self-employment and income generating ventures.
In addition to the above, the Ministry also implements schemes for strengthening State Waqf Boards and coordinates arrangements for annual Haj pilgrimage.