Commitment to Social Justice 48-Months report card

Commitment to Social Justice 48-Months report card

 Infographics shared by mygov as completion of 48 Months of Government.

Govt. of India's information sharing portal mygov share the various facts about Development in the previous 48 months. Here, we are sharing the infographics related to Commitment to Social Justice article.

Connecting Young India to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar:

  • Dr. Ambedkar International Centre opened in Dec 2017 Foundation stone was laid by PM Modi in April 2015.
  • Panchteerth: Paying tributes to Babasaheb by developing places associated with his life.
  • His birthplace in Mhow.
  • His residence during studies in the U.K.
  • Deeksha Bhoomi, Nagpur,where he embraced Buddhism.
  • Where he attained Parinirvan, 'Mahaparinirvan Sthal' in Delhi.
  • His memorial, 'Chaitya Bhoomi' in Mumbai.


Leaving No Stone Unturned for Justice Strongest Amendments to SC/ST Act:

  • Establishment of exclusive special courts for the speedy trial of offences of atrocities of  atrocities against SCs & STs.
  • To insert a new chapter relating to "Right of Victims and Witnesses".
  • To impose certain duties and responsibilities upon the State for protection of victims, their defendants and witnesses.


Setting the Stage for Social Empowerment Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act, 2016:

  • Types of disabilities increased from existing 7 to 21.
  • Speech and Language Disability and Specific Learning Disability have been added for the frist time.
  • Acid Attack Victims have been included.
  • Right to free education for children with disabilities (6-18 yrs) and Reservation of 4% seats for students in higher education institutions.
  • Penalties for offences committed against Persons with Disabilities (PwDs).


Promoting Entrepreneurship for Socio-Economic Empowerment:

  • Lending target under Mudra enhanced to Rs.3 lakh cr for FY 2018-19 of the total lon accounts, 76% are of women and over 50% are SCs, STs and OBCs.
  • Firthering Self-reliance 54,733 loans sanctioned by the banks to SC,ST and Women borrowers (Feb 2018).
  • Rs.239.12 crores for SC Entrepreneurs (May 2018).
  • A New Venture Capital Fund for OBCs to be launched with an initial corpus of Rs.200 crore.


Shikshit Bharat, Saksham Bharat Inclusive Education, Empowering Divyangs:

  • Scholarship scheme launched in Nov 2014 to provide scholarship to pursue technical education.
  • 1000 scholarships per annum are available.
  • Rs.30,000 is provided towards tuition fee and Rs.20000 as contingency allowance.
  • Indian Sign Language Research And Training Centre (ISLRTC) established.


Achieving Universal Accessibility for Persons With Disabilities:
  • Provided with accessibility features for Persons with Disabilities.
  • All 34 International Airports and all 48 Domestic Airports have been provided with accessible features.
  • 917 identified websites of State Governments/UTs will be accessible through ERNET India.


Accessible India, Accomplished India:
  • Converting at least 50% of all government buildings in the national capital and all state capitals "fully accessible"
  • Special camps organized for distribution of Aids and Assistive devices to 8 lakh persons with disabilities.
  • Access Audit of 1662 important buildings in 50 cities completed till date.

Holistic Development of Divyangs:
  • Reservations for Divyang persons in Govt. Jobs raised from 3% to 4%.
  • Unprecedented increase in camps for Divyangs.
  • Over 6 lakh Divyang people have benefitted from 5790 camps.
  • Rs.1 lakh health insurance cover to people with autism, cerebral palsy and many disabilities.


Empowering through Education for an Inclusive Society:
  • Stipend for day scholars has raised from Rs.150 to Rs.225 and for hostelers raised from Rs.350 to Rs.525.
  • Free coaching for SC and OBC students, income eligibility raised from Rs.4.5 lakhs to Rs.6 lakhs.
  • Stipend raised from Rs.1500 to Rs.2500 for local students and from Rs.3000 to Rs.5000 for outstation students.
  • For Pre-matric Scholarship for OBCs, the rates of scholarships increased substantially.


Fulfilling Aspirations through Social Inclusion:
  • Over 3.3 crore students benefitted during 2014-16, with scholarships worth Rs.7565 crore.
  • Pre-Matric Scholarship for OBCs: Income eligibility raised from Rs.44,500 to Rs.2.5 lakh.
  • Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC students: Income eligibility raised from Rs.2 lakh to Rs.2.5 lakh.

Fulfilling Aspirations through Social Inclusion:
  • Historic budget of Rs.95000 crores for Welfare of SC/ST Communities.
  • Unprecedented rise of 41% in the budget allocation for OBC Welfare in 2018-19 over 2017-18.


Source: MyGov

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